HI! I’ve been rather slacking with the posts since the end of alphabeasts. I’ve actually been crazy busy the last couple weeks. I was also sick so I’ve had to do a kooky amount of catching up the last couple weeks. Lots of all day drawing on into the night and into bed at 4 in the A.M. or so.
Lot’s going on in terms of projects I’ve mentioned in the past. Christian Sager is working everything up for our upcoming Kickstarter for our comic “the Cabinet”. He got me a great 6 page preview script that is exclusive to the kickstarter that I will start drawing this week. We have some AWESOME creators taking time to contribute to the rewards, believe me, you will want to keep an eye out on it! I’ll be posting more on that in the next week or so.
I’m also finishing up a 5 page Free Comic Book Day preview of HOBO KINGS: BUMSUB (previously referred to as BumSub) with Chris Reilly. It will be available in small quantities and only at shops we are at. I will post that in a day or two, I can’t remember at the moment… too many all nighters me thinks.
I’ve also been catching up on various illustration projects. I am working on something that, unfortunately, I can’t really share at the moment, but, it is something that put me in a position where I needed to consider a different style of drawing. I have always tried to be diverse in drawing styles, at least a little. I have always been a tiny bit nervous when it comes to digital color or digital “painting”. This project caused me to scrap an almost finished drawing and spend a day trying to learn something new and test different techniques.
My first step outside of that project with this was a pin-up/fan art drawing I did for Eric Orchards MarrowBones. It will be in the second issue, so remember that.
Tonight I needed to rest my brain and play video games and drink beer. So obviously I ended up at the computer sketching and trying some different looser things (and drinking beer). So I give you…
Creature from the Black Lagoon:
While it isn’t fantastic by any means (I really like it though, for the vinyl), I had a lot of fun doing it. I’m so excited that I finally tried something different digitally. I was so timid about color due to lack or self confidence or (perhaps) legitimate lack of skill or know how. I’m still a little kid with this method and am still using limited tools. I did this all with the pencil tool in Manga Studio Debut.
So, I hope it’s at least mildly entertaining. If nothing else, have a laugh at the fact that I am working on 300 different projects and trying to bring 300 different things to each. It makes me laugh.
Check in soon, lot’s of exciting things coming up in the next month or two!