I’m still experimenting with using white ink highlights on robots and cityscapes. I also love to combine a wash with the stark black and white.
I’ve decided to get back to basics: robots comin’ to town!
What love about robots in a city, aside from the obvious, is that it’s a great opportunity to test easier ways to draw cityscapes. You see, gentle reader, while I love looking at cityscapes, as I imagine many of ye do, I find drawing them labor intensive, time consuming, and sometimes boring. So the “robots in a cityscape” exercise is a three-pronged attack: practice cityscapes to become faster and generally more proficient at drawing something that can be un[pleasant to draw; discover new short cuts along the way;draw some robots.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Hard to believe that another year has gone by. And in honor of the 18th year of this century, I have here and octopus. I realize that octopi have eight arms and not 18, but let’s not worry about that.
I started with a pencil sketch that started out very loose, then I gradually tightened up a bit.
I then inked it.
I was originally planning on leaving it black and white, but I eventually decided to apply a wash and some ink splatter.
The original piece is fairly large, and even with my large format printer, I had to stitch this together.
I have embarked on a Delicate Adventure to make a strong table presence for my web comic Delicate Adventures.
I drew up some basic plans here, keeping in mind the needs of this statuette, such as a pedestal for stability and a sign that locks into the egg with a peg.
Next, I pass this file off to my friend who can 3D print the egg, the pedestal, and the egg itself.
Once everything is printed, this is what it looks like.
Here is the final egg, painted (by my friend with the 3D printer) and assembled! If you see Delicate Adventures and me at a convention, look out for this beautiful statue!
Whoo-ee! Another long absence, eh? Sorry, folks. I’ve had a lot of pots boiling, and frankly still do, but it’s time to update everyone on at least something that I’ve been up to.
My friend from grad school (I never tire of saying that) is putting together a comic anthology of “unfortunate fanfic”, or hilariously mismatched combinations of genre. For example, “Old Boy Pokemon” is something you might see in this anthology.
With another friend from grad school, I did “Boy Meets Knight Rider”, a combination Boy Meets World and Knight Rider. Here’s a page sans text.
In my continuing experience with midtowns and color, I have unlisted the aid of some crows. My uncle was kind enough to photograph these crows at the beach.
I used a grey brush pen for the crows on the right, which gives the midtown a watercolor-feel. The crows on the left use a red brush pen that I manipulated as a solid block of color.
Going forward, I plan on using halftone dots in conjunction with other colors. Stay tuned!
Here are the original crows.