While I finish up new comics, enjoy this older piece I’m still quite fond of.
Once again, not a direct promotion, though I’m not am entirely uninterested party.
A couple buddies of mine have put together a little RPG: Laser Metal. I’d describe it as Fallout-esque sci-fi with a heavy metal flavor, but you can watch the video for their pitch. They are currently running a Kickstarter to raise the funds to publish the books. I have contributed a good bit to the illustration–so even if the game premise doesn’t grab you, you might still want to check it out.
…as you may have already guessed. Between taking off to work Rose City Comic Con, finishing up some commissioned work, and doing battle with a stomach bug, I haven’t been able to finish up a new comic just yet. But should have a new update in the next few days. And if you keep an eye on twitter, I plan on posting ink sketches there for #Inktober.
There is a thing! You should check it out!
Taylor and several of our friends put together a podcast on a regular basis. They could use some funds for the upcoming year, and for some much-needed equipment replacements. Conveniently enough, they are running a fundraising campaign right now! Even if it’s not your bag, you should go kick them a few bucks.
I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned in the past (though the links are eluding me at the moment) that for the last several years I have participated in a for-fun fan art calendar project put together by an old friend of mine from college. The last few “decent-chunks-of-free-art-time” were spent polishing off my entry for this year, as I’d fallen a bit behind. I am…reasonably satisfied with the outcome, though the perfectionist in me is, as ever, dissatisfied. With that in mind, I thought I’d post here small pics of the past five years in calendar pages, as an exercise in HOW FAR WE’VE COME!
Always loved the interplay between these two, was big into Secret Six at the time (before DC broke my heart), and Floyd is fun to draw. I’d like to point out that both this piece and the previous one, while initially drafted on paper, were colored using mouse and/or laptop track pad. If you are unfamiliar with the experience, it’s not unlike trying to draw with a bar of soap. At least this year I’d read a brief how-to on digital coloring in Photoshop. Ah, memory lane.
Third year and at the time I did this one I still did not have my Wacom tablet. (A couple awesome friends got me a Bamboo for Xmas that year, which was a godsend for the digital end of stuff, though I’ve never really cottoned to fully digital drawing.) Utterly repulsed by the prospect of mouse-coloring yet again, I thought I’d try coloring this one in the flesh with watercolor. It came out better than I probably should have hoped, given the use of an unforgiving medium I was also unfamiliar with, and with sub-par materials to boot. While I always wish I could do these characters better justice, I like this one ok, though nothing scans up quite right and this looks better in the flesh.
Thinking outside the box–or cube, if you will–for last year’s piece. Still fond of this one. And if you don’t get it, go read Lab Rat. Which will only make sense if you’ve played Portal. And if you haven’t played Portal, go play Portal.
It’s been an interesting road, and I look forward to seeing where it winds up next.