Double Indemnity

One of my favorites movies is Double Indemnity, which I first saw as a dumbass 18-year-old. Dumbass or not, I was able to appreciate the beautiful compositions and noir lighting.Recently, I watched this on a projector and I was able to take some very crisp reference photos. Here’s a process series!

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Wooden Robot Toy

I am planning on making a toy-robot out of wood. To do that, I need to make a plan. To make a plan, I need to draw. Need I say more?

robot toy diagram

Robot Cityscape

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.

Octopus for the New Year

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.

octopus sketch

I then inked it.

octopus

I was originally planning on leaving it black and white, but I eventually decided to apply a wash and some ink splatter.

octopus

The original piece is fairly large, and even with my large format printer, I had to stitch this together.

Delicate Adventures in 3D

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.

egg stand diagram

Then I passed this off to my friend who will render it in a 3D program.

Next, I pass this file off to my friend who can 3D print the egg, the pedestal, and the egg itself.

3d printing

Once everything is printed, this is what it looks like.

black egg

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!

egg statue