Friday, February 1, 2008

Weekly sketch dump

So, not a bad week. Wednesday was almost a no-drawing day, but I got some small sketches done. Too small to post. I'm working on a finished piece (gasp!) and will hopefully post this weekend.

Dr. Smoke offered to draw me a picture of whatever I wanted. Of course I wanted a piece of fanart of one of the characters from the comic AndreZero and I are working on! He posted some of his stuff and I can't wait to see what he does with our characters.

Monday wasn't bad I did some sketches in anticipation of the next segment in the 'Hero's Journey" challenge at Dare Detectives. If what I'm thinking isn't the next challenge, I'm going to do a story comic (not a comic story) with the stuff I've come up with. This is another picture of Ann Johnson, pilot. The figure in the cockpit doorway is Raymond Queeg. Of whom we'll see more in a bit.

Tuesday was working on studies for the finished work, I may post a process post if I like the finished product. Wednesday, as I said, not so much. Thursday was pretty good. Got some nice sketches of Raymond Queeg. He is part of a twist in the story, but I don't think these sketches reveal much. The big face is an example of what happens if you don't do construction shapes and just start drawing from a feature. I started with the eye on the right and then decided to do a face. This resulted in crap. However, if you block one side or the other, it doesn't look too bad.

Friday brought a BBWW . I'm frankly trying to make one as good as the one Mike Wieringo sent it. Sure, fat chance. But, a boy can dream, can't he?

I also decided to post something that I do for a coworker. For the past year or so, I've drawn a coworker a 'Weekly Monster'. She seems to like the, so I've kept on doing it. She has taped them together to make a sort of growing poster. Some have been scary, some funny, some nicely rendered, some embarrassing. This is a funny/nice one. They are usually about 1" x 2" or so.

Listening to while posting: nothing. Hey! what's up with that. Let's see what comes up first on Pandora.

Ahh... It's 'Grace Cathedral Hill' by The Decemberists. Or, as I like to call them: The Band That Haven't Been to the East Cost Since I Got Into Them.


Doctor Smoke said...

yay! evil nazi jetpack penguins!

*wheels in my head start turning*

AndreZero said...

I don't think I've ever seen such an evil penguin before! The villain in The Wrong Trousers was a penguin but he wasn't a Nazi Jetpack Penguin! Great idea.

I love these sketchdumps. It really does a great job of showing the variety of things you've got going on.

Swinebread said...

"The big face is an example of what happens if you don't do construction shapes and just start drawing from a feature."

"evil nazi jetpack penguins!" You Rock!

Almost sounds like one of the those 80s B&W titles

Arkonbey said...

Swinebread: Glad you like the Penguin. There's a bit of serendipity here. When I came up with it, I wasn't thinking of one of those specifically, but when I noticed the reference I left it. THEN I see your post on 80's BW TMNT-ish things.

Wasn't there a Radioactive Adolescent Samurai Elephants?

Swinebread said...

There was everything!