Happy October/Halloween. I made myself a witch with some ghosts for my favorite holiday. It was nice sitting down today and drawing something fun for myself for the first time in a long time. I don’t know why I don’t do that more.
The first page of a short story I wrote and then illustrated. It is supposed to be an exercise in book design, which is quite enjoyable. I’m particularly pleased with this page.
(The short story is a super exaggerated account of a ghost I would complain about seeing to people when I was four or five. I never looked that cool nor did the “ghost” ever actually look like some giant freaky black mass with teeth and eyes.)
Getting spooky for Halloween.
I present another comic, except this one has panels. This is for my class on Wednesday with Neil Swaab. The assignment was basically just do your thing, make a comic, include text, go for it. Since my last attempts for dark humor did not go over well, this time I chose to drop the humor and go with the dark. Its main goal is just to give you a unsettling vibe.
Its second goal is to illustrate that horrible feeling you get when you walk into a dark room.
Create a symbol for a madeup Secret Society
Meet The Rogue Society, a group of taxidermists specializing in what is called rogue taxidermy (the creation of new animals by piecing together other animals). They created a ton of hoax creatures for prank and profit.
The society also had complete control of the making and sales of chimera monsters to side shows. Most sideshow items still in existence today were made by Rogue Society members.
This is my favorite thing I have done so far this semester.
Here is a work in progress I’m doing for Viktor Koen’s class. It will end up being a complete alphabet illustrated with deep sea fish (preferably bioluminescent).
More at a later date.
A project I’m working on (over at my art blog).
I need to speak with you in private.
I tried my hand this week at a single panel comic for Neil Swaab’s class. There were originally two, but I enjoy this one more just for the art techniques used. I have a bias towards pen and ink with fancy little bits of mark-making. I really like the suit pattern, which was inspired by the background in Van Gogh’s sketch of the Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin. I would wear that suit. I would wear that drawing.
This was originally going to be some joke about filling out job applications but it ended up praying on that fear that comes with the words “I need to talk to you” instead. No one likes the mystery of being called to the office of their boss.
(Also, I’m one-hundred percent sure this is what a boss looks like.)
This week on, wow, i’m actually keeping an art blog!
Let me just preface this by saying, this project was going to be an animated gif. Everyone on tumblr makes lovely gifs and they can do it so swiftly.
I don’t know what sort of black magic gif makers utilize but I certainly was not let in on the secret. The image quality was terrible, it looked rough and awkward. My lack of knowledge in gif making showed. I do, however, know how to make books, and while it is a little rough (I’d call it a prototype more than a solid finished book), I think it turned out nicely.
(These are 3/6 of the pages.)
i did a thing this week guys!!
The city council would like to remind you about the tiered heavens and the hierarchy of angels. The reminder is that you should not know anything about this. The structure of heaven and the angelic organizational chart are privileged information, known only to the city council members on a need-to-know basis. Please, do not speak to or acknowledge any angels you may come across while shopping at the Ralph’s, or at the Desert Flower Arcade Bowling Alley and Fun Complex. They only tell lies, and do not exist. Report all angel sightings to the city council for treatment. - Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 1.
I’m not sure how I feel about this but I have spent so long formatting it so it won’t be blurry on tumblr that I’m posting it anyways. The woes of messing around with old art work to make something new.
I’m pretty sure my family was pleased I left Monster’s University without Randall being my favorite character.
Instead I fell in love with the girls from PNK.
"i’m not the assistant. stop giving me the assistant clothes"
"but babe, you’ve got the body for it"
I wanted to draw some gals. But I also wanted to draw some fanart. Problem solved. Gob (Or G.O.? Pronounced Jo? Mispronounced as Go?) doesn’t like to talk about her “W” tattoo. She was drunk.
Bulbasaur x My Little Pony
Prepping for Kotoricon…One of many ponies I haven’t bothered to post before.
Glaceon x My Little Pony
Part two of my countless ponies for Kotoricon.
Weeping Angel x My Little Pony
While in Japan, I decided that drawing the cast of the Avengers in Japanese fashion was a good idea. More shall follow.
Part One - Loki, the Mori girl
The goal of Mori girl fashion is, essentially, to look like you dwell in a little eccentric cottage in the woods. They look natural and earthy, favoring loose, vintage clothing that can be easily layered.