Did a bunch of LLH administrative work to kick-off the 2018 anthology. Otherwise, I spent a couple of hours painting! They're old sketches from a month or two ago that I didn't get around to painting.
Jake and Austin in their logger sport uniforms. I also took a dodgy timelapse video here at https://youtu.be/YGkIqEk7q3I
Final versions below
Today's music post is Alaska by Maggie Rogers!
Looking at drawings from 10+ years ago and it doesn't really look stylistically that different from how I draw now...I just draw slightly more confidently now perhaps? And probably some general technical stuff I'm better at drawing (clothing and hands?). I still admire ppl a lot, but I'm also at the point where I've settled in to what I do artistically (even if that means I'm not the best).
I started to draw the comic mentioned before, Here We Are.
Loosening up my inking after 2010 was a good idea I think, probably both visually and physically (for my hand).
Some day I will also draw buildings better, haha!
Today's music post: It Ain't Fair (The Roots feat. Bilal). This song really reinforces all of the garbage that has been happening in the world... lyrics are here.
Continuing my screaming about glasses, I drew Victor's glasses based on this description:
It ended up being a mix of baroque achitecture and also period clothing. Baroque patterns are so complicated and intricate! I can't keep up! In the end I wasn't sure how to incorporate the detail about "naturally grimy"???
Today's music post: Every Time I Close my Eyes by Backstreet Boys. An oldie but a gooder. One of my favourites from their early albums because it's more vocally rich with harmonies. I also love cheesy dramatic monologue.
In other news, Kendra and Kat (please check out their webcomic, zines, and more!) were kind enough to do a writeup/review of SUPER LIFE ON THE HILL (SLOTH). Thank you both so much!! It is always so interesting to hear back from our readers!
GUESS WHAT I really love glasses. I have noticed that when some of my colleagues were glasses, I like them infinitely more. I don't understand my own shallowness for glasses, but it is real. They make me so happy...
For some reason I was thinking about Touken Ranbu, but with glasses instead of swords. So I drew my current pair of glasses, Blackfin's Frazier in red/pink, into a male character.
It was pretty fun to lift industrial design details and transfer them to fashion!
- Red/pink rims turns into red/pink shawl lapel jacket
- Diagonal line hatch detail on frame arms turns into jacket lining
- Blackfin logo turns into shirt pattern
- Notched gray temple tips turn into moto pants
Today's song of the post is GUY.EXE by SUPERFRUIT!
Not ready for to actually draw the aforementioned comic, so here are some scenes for now!
Jake really likes to go to the aquarium, so he dragged Austin to go too. Austin's favourite past time is camping/hiking (always loving nature).
WIP photos. The aquarium one is loosely inspired by my trip to Osaka Aquarium, specifically the "central" main stage pacific ocean tank with the whale shark! Originally both colours were going to share the same colour scheme, but it diverged at some point. I outlined the aquarium one with a fineliner because it felt too low contrast, but then I immediately regretted that decision.
I probably could have done more work to define shapes and increase contrast, but as soon as I rip the painter's tape off, it's over!
Inaccurate colour scans.
I was listening to this 80s remix of Ariane Grande's "Into You" on repeat... too catchy! I don't even know what the original sounds like!
I was on a long flight with no in-flight entertainment, so I continued to plot out a longer-form comic that I hope to slowly release online mid 2018. I feel adverse to the idea of doing weekly updates, so it's more likely that it will be chapter releases every couple months. It will be titled Here We Are. I have 8+ chapters outlined thus far!
The idea for the comic is neither epic or particulalry interesting; it starts with the relationship between Jake and Austin from FujoSports/Expired Seafood: Tied Up, and may eventually branch out from there. Not unlike my other comics, it is really all about the feelings that people experience in every day life.
The name inspiration comes from Gloria Estefan's Here We Are.