Friday, December 7, 2007

KoT Lite

Rumors of my death have only been slightly exaggerated...

These are the two of the latest filler strips I drew for the crew over at Divine Folklore, home of Knights of Time. Written by resident Genius of Insanity Sora, rendered in a style of either a parody or shameless rip-off of Applegeeks Lite and featuring the latest epic battles between Mac and PC. A fine pair, if I do say so myself...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Disorderly Days

...and yes, the title of this post is a reference/homage to the Fat Boys movie. So sue me... (not really!)

More auto-bio cartoons, these two depicting my time as an ER orderly right after high school.

At one point, I was charged with taking the amputated foot of a patient down to the morgue. Having little practical experience in dismembered limb transport and disposal, I proceeded to immediately take said foot out of the ER and down the hall towards the elevator, in full view of anyone with a casual glance. While it was wrapped up heavily in teal bandages, it still retained the distinct shape of a foot, which is probably why my supervisor was so quickly able to pull me aside and insist that I simply place the foot onto a cart and cover it up with a towel.

Learn from my folly dear friends, so that the next time you have to carry a chopped off arm or leg around in public, you'll know what to do.
One of my weekly duties was the dumping of the excess fluids that came from a patient's body during surgery. They let them fill up in a large glass jug, which needed dumping into a drain when full. Where it went from there, I'm gratefully oblivious. Anything from knee fluids to God-only-knows-and-I-don't-wish-to-ponder went into this thing. Hence the reason I'm crunching my face as I dump the jug. Just trying not to die of some disease, no biggie. Can't remember if I ever wore a face mask, or if they just didn't give me one...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Shop Class Memories

This sketch depicts the high point during the one and only time I ever set foot in shop class in college.

The incident illustrated thus went along the lines of 'Hmmm, still can't figure out why this acetylene torch won't come on. I mean I'm turning the knobs and everything and...hey wonder what that hissing noise means?', which was followed by said torch promptly bursting into flames, along with my thankfully gloved hand.

I therefore proceeded to wave my fiery piece of metal in the general direction of the teacher, who was chatting with another student and seemed either unaware or unconcerned with my plight. Can't remember how, but the flame was eventually extinguished with the help of another student.

Never set foot in shop class again. Took an F for it, but I firmly believe that not being all burnt to a crisp was more helpful to me post-college than mad welding skills.

Tina Sketches

A sampling of the sketches I've been doing. Trying to squeeze in more sketchbook time lately. I think I'm getting better and more confident in drawing the main characters quick and easy, but still having them looking like I want. Yay me!

Most of these are of Tina, but I also threw in one of the scrawny sidekick I'm tentatively naming Opie. Don't ask me why Tina's sporting a bat. It just happened, okay?! ^^ But it does give me ideas for how she interacts with Chester, the still-not-quite-fully-designed-cat-mascot. Yes, she's going to have a bit of a creepy streak hidden underneath that wholesome G-Rated appearance...:D

Will post more as time permits. Hope to have some more of the other characters up. Eventually, some will be used in the character profiles pages.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Bible Fight

Have Noah trample Moses with two of every animal, play as Jesus and pummel on a nearly naked Eve with your big-assed cross, or play as Satan jabbing Mary with a pitchfork, with the baby Jesus in her arms no less. Not as easy as it looks.

And yes, you're all going to hell for playing. Enjoy!

Battle Beasts

One feisty tortoise...

Bunny vs. Snake

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Cannon and the Cobra

Edited the original post for the Cannon, sticking in the hi res version so you can actually see it. ^^

Can only seem to edit posts from werk. Still a lot to figure out about all this new-fangled, hi-tech blogging crap...

But first, here's a rather disturbing video demonstrating conclusively what not to get for your child's first pet.


Can't seem to stop here....

Something I did for Sora-Chan over at Divine Folklore. Based around some random IM chatter. Was inspired by the extreme camera angles in Fooley Cooley (FLCL).

Kitteh Cannon!

A request from Sora-Chan. I'm betting you feel a tad guilty now. Just look at that face! WOULD JA JUST LOOOOOK?!

I hope you're happy now...

Character designs for webcomic

Where they are at this point design-wise, and they may change for the 29,695th time again, so don't hold yer breath on these being the FINAL finals, just the current finals...

I'm kinda thinking of a parody of Scooby Doo, with the Goonies and burned-out animal cartoon stars who's souls have been slowly crushed due to the pressures of fame thrown in for good measure. Still have to design him though...

It's Kate!

Daughter of Sam 15 or so years from now. Not too thrilled with suddenly finding out she's got water powers. Would rather be drawing or watching movies. Anything that puts off her burgeoning powers, or adolescence in general.

I really like this sketch. Will have to do a full render job on this one day...

She Is Sam

Three versions of the same Samantha drawing in full water valkyrie mode.

Sketch in Photoshop on Wacom. Used a Poser mannequin to get the pose right.

I like to use light blue when roughing out, kind of a holdover from when comic artists used (and still do) non-photographic blue pencils to make their pencil sketches. It's neat because after the inker inks it, the drawing got photocopied, where the blue lines underneath wouldn't get picked up and you have a nice, inked drawing without having to erase the sketch. Don't really need to do it on a Wacom in Photoshop of course, but I just feel more comfortable with it, more free to make mistakes ^^;;.

Lines are blacked in and gray tones made. There's a theory floating around that your eyes will pick up on changes in value (lights and darks) a millisecond before they read the color. So it's a good idea to balance out the grays so the right shades pop out and they all work together before laying in the color.

Big jump here to the final version. Came out nice, (she's my desktop, now ^^) but had to cheat a bit on the water. Filtered and distorted the hell out of a generic water pic to make it look like it fit in with Sam. Did draw the swirling foam and water around her legs though.

Not too happy with the look for Xeros the cat. Will probably change him next time I draw him.

Jane Lane in Succubus mode

Taken from Daria obviously, but then I used the character in an RPG I'm playing and she got cursed by the similarly cursed members of the Fashion Club. However, Jane is the coolest of the group and easily the most competent/lethal.

First entry

Okay, gonna give this thing a shot. This will be where I post sketches, finished art and the musings they may inspire. Unto the breach I go! Weeeeee!