In love with Daughters of the Eyrewood.
One of the many enemy concepts from a game I’ve been working on. A grimy bacteria with a mixture of techy parts thrown in. Ew!
My second attempt at Zbrush from last week. Going to start on doing some game-ready meshes next, but this Zbrush practice has been a really fun experience.
My first time playing around with Zbrush. I very quickly became addicted to it. About 6-7 years ago, before switching to 2D, I did quite a bit of 3D box modeling, but never got around to trying out sculpting when it was first making waves at that time. So much fun!
A friend gave me two random words and a 90 minute time limit from which to create a quick comic. The words were “Mexican Food” and “Construction”. These are definitely the types of challenges I need to keep my motivation high and my time well-managed. I ended up needing a full 2 hours to finish and I’m not sure the “joke” really makes any sense, but it is what it is!
Working on some contract things I’m not able to show just yet, but some face doodles during the interim. Thought I’d take a short turn away from my usual cartoony angle and try something different.
I’ve been doing a lot of contract work recently and took a bit of a doodle break when it occurred to me that I hadn’t attempted to draw myself in ages. The last time was probably my first year in college some years ago. Doodle without any visual reference. Pretty sure my alter ego has it in for me. I might just wake up with a stylus in my eye one of these nights.
So…that was a lot more difficult than anticipated. After today’s Strip Search challenge I felt motivated to test my own mettle against a 90 minute word association comic challenge. I wrote about 10 top-of-the-mind words on scraps and picked two, which ended up being “Car” and “Shampoo”.
I’ll attribute it to a spur of the moment Knight Rider marathon a few weeks back, but I came up with the concept pretty quickly. By 10 minutes in I was sketching…but I am undoubtedly one of the world’s worst at drawing cars.
Anyway, the gag made me chuckle and I finished it just under the 90 minute mark. Even without any chance of judgment or scrutinization, I found the process nerve-wracking, but a challenge well worth practicing.
I’ve been a huge fan of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search reality show recently. Few things in recent memory have reignited my passion for drawing and web comics. I’ve been making a point to attempt most of the weekly challenges myself. Once they’re announced during the beginning of the show I snatch some tools and get to work, trying to stay within the time frame allotted. It’s been a really fun exercise, this week’s especially! I’ve not been big into playing Magic Cards, but I’ve always greatly admired the artwork as some of my early inspirations have been involved.
Here’s my take on the Chandra Skateboard drawing challenge. I’m actually fairly happy with what I was able to put out within the 90 minutes given. Looking forward to remotely competing in the next challenge!
My girlfriend’s little brother doesn’t play Minecraft right. By “right”, I mean that, to him, it’s a creeper-slaughter sim. Any building or crafting that actually happens is used solely to aid in the mass genocide of the creeper collective.
To be perfectly honest though…that’s how I tend to play too.
Early sketch of a splash screen I’m putting together for a Childhood Education organization. Part of their rebranding includes an illustrative series of kids used as mascots to guide the user through their website and data base systems. Fun stuff!