I've been playing around more and more with digitally painting since I've been taking a concept class recently. It's fun to try something I'm not too comfortable with and see what happens! Kinda just felt like drawing robots and mechs! :D Here's some of the sketching from my tests:
I've also been playing with some custom watercolor brushes in Photoshop and seeing what I can come up with. There's some fun stuff and I'm still getting used to it. Heres a WIP with those brushes:
Kinda creepy I know.
Two artists I found through sifting online recently that blew me away are Guillaume Singelin and Mikkel Sommer! They are both amazing cartoonists!
If you aren't familiar with Guillaume Singelin you should be! He's a badass! Here's a link to his blog. And Mikkel Sommer has this awesome post on his blog along with everything else he does!
Lately, I've just been trying to keep my head down and focus. I'm adjusting to being back in school and it's weird because now when I think I finally have it seems the quarter at it's midpoint. Jeez where does the time go!
I was both happy and sad to see that Ohba and Obata ended their series Bakuman this week in Shonen Jump. It was a good comic but I'm happy they ended it and didn't drag it out forever. If you haven't read it go check it out!
Also, I've been reading a bunch of horror manga lately. Junji Ito to be specific! I thought Gyo was messed up, but then I was recommended to read Glyceride and changed my vote. That is hands down one story that I felt ill after reading. Creepy stuff, but really getting me in the mood for some stories! Anywho here are some sketches:
These are just some doodles, I'm gonna use on my website. I'm gonna try and have it ready before the summer. It's not going to be anything crazy. Just a simple site, but I haven't changed it in awhile and it's pretty out of date!
Along with school I've been juggling a couple of projects! I'll be able to talk about one within the next couple of weeks I hope! :D
Hope everyone is getting their Spring weather! Have a great week y'all!
I'm currently in an conceptual illustration class which is different from what I'm used to but still a lot of fun. I've never really been the type to digitally paint, but I'm starting to get the feel of it. Here's progress of an environment I'm working on in class for a group project!
Yeah, we'll see how the class takes and I'll post up more from it when I can! Hope y'all have a great weekend!
School is back in full force. Here's some stuff from my sketchbook. Yeah, wish there was more to say, but for now I gotta keep my head in the books and thoughts upward! Exciting times!
Also, I went to the coffee shop and found a newspaper on the table. No one was around so I decided to draw on it. Yes, I am that guy. Whatever. I had fun and here are the dumb results of my immaturity! :D
Yeah, i dunno about this one.
Haha yep. Alrighty, well hope y'all have a great week!
And a WIP page in the current chunk of pages I'm inking!
Also, Emerald City Comic Con was amazing! I think it's been one of my better shows to date! I know my book The Return of King Doug came out about two years ago but I sold out of the books I brought with me, which was a great surprise! Thanks to everybody that came by and showed some love.
Also my monster I had draping over my table with free comics in it's mouth was a great hit! I'm definitely gonna make it a staple and bring it to ever show I go to from now on with new free little comics!
Here's a photo courtesy of Erika Moen and her husband Matt reaching into the mouth for a free comic.
It was great to catch up with a lot of people and meet a ton of new ones as well! Overall an amazing convention experience. If you're curious about the show, I cannot stress how much of a good time it is.
I took the redeye flight from Seattle back to Atlanta and arrived at 7am this morning. I went straight to school and back to class! It's weird being back home after being out in Portland for the last few months. I'm a little sad but also happy. I was welcomed by the warm rays of sunshine in the South that I forgot how much I missed! :D
Nothin' like coming home to 85 degree weather! And since I'm still on my post con hype mode, it's time to get back to work!