Monday, March 30, 2015

The Aeronautical Hatred Continues!

More Planes Jme Hates!


It's the Boeing P-26 Peashooter. A plane that was cutting edge for all of eight seconds. Introduced in 1932 it was America's first all-metal low-wing monoplane. This was an innovation but, it also had throwbacks like an open cockpit, fixed landing gear and an armament of only two .30 machine guns. By 1935, it was already completely outclassed by the BF-109 and the Hawker Hurricane. These are reasons enough for Jme to hate it but, I believe he also hates fixed landing gear with spats. Me, I like the spats as well as the fact that these planes were wonderfully colorful!


It's the Fairey Gannet. Another Cold War-era plane. It's is a Bristish Anti-Submarine Aircraft that served in a couple of other naval air wings including the German navy. It featured counter-rotating propellers and three-piece folding wings. I also really like this so-ugly-it's-beautiful plane. I don't know why Jme hates it, I only know that when I showed him a photo of one he said: "Uck!"



This is a reach. I think I may be running out of planes he hates! Here's a shot in the dark. The Ling-Temco-Vought Corsair II. I'm wondering if he'd hate that kind of nose intake.



It's nearly a gimmie, what with the delta wing and all but, I'll bet this makes him go "uck!". The Saab J35 Draken ("Kite" or "Dragon"). I think it's cool looking, like something out of a Gerry Anderson TV show! Turns out I was wrong about this one. He likes it despite himself.

Coming next: Planes Jme Likes!

Listening to while posting: "Age of Consent" by New Order

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aviation Art to Annoy!

My friend Jme and I are aviation buffs. He and I differ on what makes a cool plane; most of the ones I love, he hates. So, I'm doing a series of Planes Jme Hates!

Here's the first:

Jme does not like delta wings! So here's a plane with 'delta' in its actual name: F-106 Delta Dart.
What's also not to like is the plane was so radar intercept-oriented that the frame of the windscreen was directly in the center, blocking the pilot's vision for dogfights (this was another bomber interceptor).

This is the first ink shading in a while. The need for practice is obvious. Happy about the perspective and the solidity of the form. Should have also taken more time with the lettering though.


Next up is the English Electric Lightning F.5. It's a Cold War jet could be called the "British F-104". Though it had cannon, this was another missile-oriented bomber interceptor.

What would Jme hate? Well, the nose intake leads to two engines mounted one on top of the other. Also, it's got stupid, tiny wings that can't hold ordnance. He'll also hate, once he knows, that the wing is called a "Notched Delta"; tiny AND delta-based that's a two-fer!


Until next time!

Listening to while posting: "Survival Sounds" the new album by Rubble bucket... again...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Epicness!

Every now and then I'll offer a free commission. Usually something small like an ink drawing. I like doing this 1) because it's nice and 2) people come up with crazier ideas when they're not paying for it!

I offered one to a kid at my current temp gig. All he wanted was "Bigfoot!".

Well, what does a sasquatch do when he/she isn't taking blurry selfies?

Bearfight. Yeah.


 

Listening to while posting: "C-c-cinnamon Lips" by OkGo

Monday, January 12, 2015

Glitter Dragons are go!

A bit late but, this will be the start of more posting here. Have to reach more folks!

The "Introducing The Glitter Dragons" coloring book is here!

Twenty-two pages of coloring! That's a lot of drawing by the way.

"It's much easier to color than the 'Spacegirls' one"
                                                             – Sadie, age 7












Pick up a book at my Etsy shop

There's also far too much Glitter Dragons swag available at my Society 6 shop

I bought a t-shirt of Momo for my niece. Not too bad, actually. The printing was pretty nice and the shirt of fair quality.

Listening to while posting: "Undercover Funny" by Atom and his Package.

Saturday, November 8, 2014



Hey!

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Of course you do!

Head here to get one for you or any other spacegirl fan in your life


Thursday, October 9, 2014

More Inktober and a new friend!

Remember Meridian Delacourte? Of course, you do! Well, she now has an arch-nemesis. Part Harley Quinn and part Vixen, she's a lot smarter than she looks and is more than a little crazy.


Yeah. I have to do something with those two...

Listening to while posting "Can't Stand Losing You" by The Police

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Creepy Wolf Girl

As a rule, I'm generally not into gore much. But, perhaps it's more of a guideline.


Was at this year's Art of Horror exhibit on October 3rd and got bored. Not with the art, with only a few exceptions it was wonderful. Not just grossness but a good mix of visceral and psychological creepy-ness.

But, after three hours of watching and not being able to have good conversations, I had to go. So, I went out into the corridor and sat down to do Inktober for that day.

Here she is:


She became the seed for this year's 24 Hour Comics Day comic. I'll post that later. I've only got bad phone photos and want to scan it properly. Cheers!