Anyways. I said I'd have my project done by the New Year, and by some black magic, I met that deadline.
Here is the first issue in all of its horribleness. Please, do enjoy, or not, hopefully not, cause if people end up liking it, that means I HAVE to continue, and so the process will continue. Oh... oh god, I don't think I can LIVE!
**Disclaimer**: I'm not a writer nor a comic artist, forgive the horrible script and panels for me plz? thanks.
Here it is: http://psychoplace.webcomic.ws/
"After four years, something big is about to happen in the now derelict psychic research complex code-named Psycho Place, and if it's not stopped soon, the world may be in for a rocky ride."
**Edit: Oh god... the typos I'm just now seeing while I'm buzzed off beer. I shall take care of those immediately D:
I also did 3 Xbox One controller designs for a competition Microsoft had going on for the past two months. I ended up doing them all in one day on the final day because of all my comic work.
So... Until... next.. time? I... ugh school starts again next month and I.. ahh fuck it
Marry Krastmiss, people. And those who don't happen to celebrate it-- Happy Wednesday, and for those that live in future civilizations such as Australia, Merry Thursday, for those not a fan of the Gregorian Calender format, apocalypse comes soon.
ANYWAY, I'll keep this brief as I have a lot of work to do.
This is what I've been up to since my last blog, art-wise.
This one piece took me 3 days, including color. 3 FULL days, like 10 hour sittings with no breaks. I also passed out in my chair at my desk all two nights, sooo. It was fun. Never doing this again.
A sketch that let me know I still need to work on female faces
And a finished $20 commission for KyleKubrik (I'm getting to yours very soon, Steven.)
I had an epiphany-- I draw better, think clearer and concentrate harder when I draw traditionally rather than digitally. Holy shit. I mean I've always been a traditional draftsman, but I made the switch to digital around 5 years ago now, and I haven't really looked back outside of school assignments.
When I opened my sketchbook after numerous failed attempts to bring my comic pages up to my preferred standard or style and jotted down those first few test panels and character sketches, my mind was blown.
Ever since that realization, I've been working traditionally with pencil and eraser, and my nib pens and markers I had rarely used beforehand. Now this doesn't mean I'm abandoning digital art, but what it -does- mean is that I'm bringing both mediums together for the first time in a more fulfilling way for me rather than scanning a super rough sketch and digitally doing the rest. No. I'm splitting all the work 50-50 now, and it's been working awesomely.
Which brings me to my most exciting announcement.
My comic! Not the crazy depressing one I wrote about a few blogs ago. This one is based off of one of my old games that has failed with every attempt (like 3 times) since it came into existence in 2009. I've been wanting to bring these characters to life in SOME way ever since their initial sketches in 2008, and it's finally happening.
Here is a work-in-progress teaser of the cover and page 1. All line-work is completely pencil, except for the cover, which is traditional inking. The colors are digital, as well as the header.
Issue #1 Preview: "I Wonder..."
I'm not doing a page-per-week format or whatever. I'm doing full issue uploads when they're completed, which should be 1 a month if I can stay on track. So expect the full thing by December 31st!
Lottery (Commissions open... cause I need money) Posted on November 23, 2013 at 14:18
Appropriate blog title, cause that's what it feels like I've hit.
I've basically been drawing and painting non-stop since last week.
So yea, I don't usually blog very often, and that's because I don't make a blog unless I have a considerable amount of stuff that's worth showing in the first place. Seeing as though this is my third blog in one month... yea. Something basically FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT in my head, and I love it.
I'm not gonna waste many words, instead I'll just drop a comment on each piece and be done with it.
I couldn't draw women at all before this week. So here's one of my first attempts with confidence in a very long time. Yes, FSX, that's a Chiapa Rhino snub.
I drew Danny Brown, and still have to finish this piece.
What? Another blog within the same month? Why yes, yes indeed. I'm on another one of my art rolls, and I'm actually learning quite a lot more this time around.
All started with my previous blog when I was feeling a bit... in the slums. Reason being was I wasn't feeling very satisfied with my art, like I wasn't progressing at all. I honestly could care less if I draw like shit, because progression is byfar what I care about the most. If I ever feel stagnant like I did a few days ago, I start to freak out and get depressed and seek ways out by clawing at the mortar.
Well I found a way out. It could just be temporary before the walls cave in again and I go into another procrastination trance where I have to figure out just where to go next. But right now I'm feeling good about things.
I've made a plan, see. If I can do 20 gestures each night before sleep or after I wake up, I should be able to keep the walls from caving in completely, and then I'm home free. The gestures work as free fuel for my motivation, I've just realized this. So yea.
I'll show you guys what I've been doing all morning that I lost sleep over and wrote a horrible formatted blog about because I can't type coherently at all after being awake for almost 24 hours -again-.
- I tried out a new technique I've been wanting to fool around with for some time. Photobashing. It was... interesting, and quite fun. A bit tedious, but whatever. FUN. I used one of my old super sci-fi dysfunctional guns for the experiment.
- Face practice. -
- Gestures. -
And I decided to give environments a try again because I'm absolutely horrible at composition.
But yea. I'm feelin' goood right now. I mean if school would stop raping me with final projects, I'd feel even better. But otherwise, it's 6am and I have class at 9:30 with part of a project I need today that I haven't even started yet due to personal arts.