Friday, December 31, 2010

DeDraMo #15

Wasn't wow'd by the newest movie. Hope it makes people go read the book.
Because "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is my favorite.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Return of 'Her Majesty's Courier'

AKA Bee Lady

I recently had to make a 10"x15" print of this image, so I resized it and re-painted it a little (to reduce the pixelation).
The lady who bought it was just IN LOVE with this image, I was so happy to sell her a copy.
Contact me if you want to buy a print!

I'm still working on story ideas and character development for a Bee Lady Comic or Illustrated Novel or I don't know what.

Ink and watercolor?
Ink and Screentone?

Must... do... test drawings...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

DeDraMo #12-14

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"Dick's Grocery Store" is right up there with "Ralph's" for giggle factor.

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Here have some Gladys durp durp.

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Also some Pyro.


Friday, December 17, 2010

DeDraMo #11

Sketchbook. Finally.

Bee Lady needs her own comic. And that comic needs a story.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DeDraMo #6–10

I don't know if it's cheating to count some of these as four (because there are four little sketches in some), but I'm also doing a comic from DeDraMo, so I think I can be a little flexible with my numbers.
Tegaki-E is just so useful for sketching in. Meanwhile my actual sketchbook gathers dust. (No not really, I just haven't scanned them yet.)

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Glowsticks = Insta-happy. No lie.

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Nothing to see here, nothing to see...

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Bla bla bla emo, bla bla bla random anatomical sketch idk idk

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I wish I could draw as well as Regina Spektor sings.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Making Awesome out of a Crappy Situation

Just thought I'd share this...
So today I printed my portfolio and a sheet of business cards to cut apart. I must have miscommunicated with the printer or something, because everything ended up on light-weight color-printer paper, rather than the heavier, card stock-like paper I would have liked. The images in the portfolio still look ok, but the cards weren't on the heavier paper I thought they would be. Which posed a problem. You can't hand someone a 2"x3" piece of paper. That's just not cool.

I mounted them to some arches-type heavy-weight paper (thank you elmer's glue-stick!), and the end product is really neat, it gives the back a nice texture. Plus they're really weighty, feels nice too hold.

DUR DURP the end.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

DeDraMo #2-4

For a good laugh: look up a video of Platypuses swimming: it looks like a cross between a fat kid with swimmy-wings and a seizure.

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I forgot to say—my goal is to draw 50 drawdings. The original parameters were one drawing a day for a total of 31, but if a picture is worth 1,000 words, and the writers had to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, then I'm not gonna cop-out.

Platypuses are a lot more weird than I ever imagined.
For one thing, they don't lay eggs like birds, they lay eggs like LIZARDS. In fact their bodies are structured more like reptiles, and they still try to swim like a reptile or fish would, even though their tails are flattened on the AP axis (as opposed to the DV axis, as with crocodilians).
The males are venomous, with a venom strong enough to cripple a human with pain, or kill a dog.
They have 10 sex chromosomes. A human male is XY, a platypus male is XYXYXYXYXY.
The females lay eggs and suckle their young with milk, but only the left ovary is functional.
These creatures are just an amalgam of non-sequitur factoids.

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Monotremes Oviparous, Ovum Meroblastic
Which is to say: Monotremes (the type of mammal Platypuses are, lay eggs, and the eggs are similar in development to reptile eggs in that part of the ovum does not divide.
I'm (not so) secretly a nerd you guys.

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More pining for my fish, Narcissus.
How appropriate, a self portrait.
Also I have a headset for my Stage Manager job. I think it's cool.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DeDraMo #1

Since I don't write, I'm participating in December Drawing Month. Which is great, because I have a dummy-book I need to do.

But have some Gladys and Tea in the mean time.

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