Wednesday, February 10, 2010

thirty


New York City's having a blizzard right now, so I did the sensible thing and built this snowman on my window air conditioning unit.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

twenty-nine


A very tiny Totoro plushie.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

twenty-eight


Spent three hours painting these...spheres? Pebbles? Phases of the moon? Ghost eggs?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

twenty-seven


Sitting figure from the 2nd week of Watercolor class. Drip drip.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

twenty-six


Turned a "draw folds in fabric" assignment into "draw animal-headed people in Neo-Victorian outfits" time.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

twenty-five


New year, new semester, new living situation, new start.

Backlong from last semester:

-Comics about bird-people (above), rabbits, and witches.

-Etchings: multiple states, hand-blended colours, aquatint fuck-ups.

-Naked people! So many naked people.

Coming soon this semester:

-Experimental short comix

-Oscar Wilde. So many comics, so many drawings.

-Non-naked people.

-Watercolours.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

twenty-four


Happy-day-after Halloween! I made the whimsical monster-hoodie myself, a few years ago.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

twenty-two

Update on the previously mentioned gryphon etching:

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

After putting the second state in the acid bath, I inked the plate for a test print.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Which turned out rather well, I think.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Then, I covered the plate in hard-ground again again, etched a garland of stars and some other symbols into it, then struck the "negative space" of the oval to create a snow-like texture. Next week I get to see how it looks!

twenty-one

72 Comics Panels 09-30-09

For Principles of Cartooning class, we had to expand one of our four-panel autobio comics (I expanded "Long-Distance Relationship") into 24 loose panels. Then we had to draw two more versions of each of those 24 panels, to end up with 72 panels total. These images show my stack.

In class on Wednesday, we got in groups where we went through and picked "the best" version of each-other's panels to create a comic. Below are scans of the panels chosen by the people I was working with. Now I get to turn this mess into a two-page comic!

Cartooning72panels1

Cartooning72panels2

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P.S. Click on any image, then on "view all sizes" to see it larger and more text-reading-friendly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

twenty

Semi-Bling Contour Self-Portrait 2

Drawing class stuff from last week. This was the homework, another semi-blind contour drawing.

gesture drawing 09-29-09

And random sheet of gesture drawings of the model.

Friday, September 25, 2009

nineteen


Sick-day so no new artwork today, but here's this little cuttlefish (or cuddlefish) plushie I made as a gift earlier, seeing as he recently arrived at his new home in Scotland. Very cuddly, adorable, and cephalopod-esque.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

eighteen


Working on a gryphon today in etching class. I had to bite this in acid and re-apply the hardground to finish the image because I had an issue with the first coat flaking, you can see those already-bitten lines in light brown here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

seventeen

Started making my first multi-page comic of the year in Storytelling. We're retelling a Brer Rabbit tale in our own way. I turned them into girls. Never been done, apparently. Watch it grow.

Sista' Rabbit Rough Thumbs

First, made several rough thumbnails to get down the pacing/panel layout. This is the one I mostly used.

Then I made "nice thumbnails" for critique in class:

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 1

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 2

Sista' Rabbit Thumbs 3

With some tweaking this is going to be on it's way to becoming a finished comic. PS Also click on any to see it larger.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

sixteen


Three raccoons showed up by the pier at Turtle Pond today. Probably because the kids were feeding them. Bad idea, but they were awfully cute!