Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm such a tease

I just finished the initial pencil of my second Page 100 Project piece: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. I'll be hitting a final pencil Thursday (tomorrow I'm racing my first mountain bike race of the season) and inking Friday. The biggest challenge is that I'm going to be hand-lettering the whole thing and it's chock full of dialog.

Here's a teaser. It's the third panel and I'm really happy with this as I'd never drawn a tortoise before**

See you in the future!

Listening to while posting: A red fox in our woods screaming out his/her territory bark. Sweet Enemy and I were just on our (thankfully second story) deck trying to track the critter through the woods with a MagLite. We caught glimpses of two forward-facing eyes in the trees about ten meters away, but we didn't know exactly what it was until we found this audio clip.

Last Thursday was a black bear trying to climb the deck at 3 a.m. I'd just chased some raccoons off the deck and heard the shuffling. I ran up with the light already to chase raccoons off and looked over the deck to see a big 'ol bear turn his big 'ol bear booty and take off into the woods. I was just slightly taken aback ;)

I love living here.

**It was remarkably hard to find a book on just tortoises. There were books on turtles, sure, but All I found were two pictures of tortoises in a turtle book. Sheesh. Even living for a century in some of the harshest places on Earth doesn't get you your own book?


Arjan said...

what's up with his right eye?

Don Snabulus said...

Wow, that is some good wildlife action! And biking! And new comics! As Slartibartfast would say, "Great things are afoot!"

Arkonbey said...

@arjan: from the book (pg 17):
"Brutha saw the tortoise. It was small and basically yellow and covered with dust. Its shell was badly chipped. It had one beady eye--the other had fallen to one of the thousands of dangers that attend any slow-moving creature which lives and inch from the ground"
@snab: most certainly!