Monday, April 25, 2011

Cyber-Kei Cutie: V. 2.0 (Plus WIP Pics)

By a show of hands, who here remembers my "Cyber-Kei Cutie" drawing? Well, in case you don't remember (it was four years ago) here it is.

As you can see, I felt like revamping one of my older drawings not only to fix some of my own errors (those damn fingers!!) but as a challenge of sorts to see what I can do to update it with my current drawing style and techniques. Once again, I felt like trying some more grey tone stuff.

Heh, four years from now I'll probably be revamping this again but for now, I'm still pretty satisfied with how this came out. At least I got the fingers on her left hand in their proper places.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Toony Stew

Here's a fun little drawing exercise I picked up from jeinu's excellent tutorials on DeviantART.

Draw a bunch of odd, random shapes and try to create a face out of them. They turned out much more cartoonier than what I usually do but y'know what? It's really fun to get super cartoony every once in a while. It also helps that I was watching a lot of episodes of "The Critic" ("Needs more love" is an understatement) so I had a lot of their looser, cartoony character designs in mind while working on these.

With all these bizarre shapes, I wanted to draw a range of different ages, genders, shapes and characterizations.

Top left corner is a mall loitering sceney-bopper (you know 'em when you see 'em), top right corner disapproves of your lower middle-class shenanigans and waistlines, middle right became some sort of willowy, pretty boy Michael Jackson goth type, bottom left corner is a mopey sadsack working a soulless 9 to 5 desk job and bottom right corner is such an adorable little Jabba (as in Jabba the Hut) girl.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rorschach's True Identity

Okay, you're all probably wondering HOW THE BLOODY HELL this idea came to me. A few days ago I came across an all-too funny image done by banshuwa of DeviantART which made me look at ol' Rorschach in a whole new horrifically hilarious light (see for yourself here).

There was no other choice than to render America's favorite teenager into America's favorite vigilante.

On a more technical note, I was trying to go for the flat colors you would see in an issue of "Archie" or "Watchmen". Hope I succeeded at this!

Good luck trying to unsee the resemblance. RRAAAAAARRLL!!

Look at These Hipster Disney Princesses

Well, here are Ariel, Belle and Auror--er, Briar Rose together in all their indie-than-thou glory. Why yes, I did draw all of them on the same sheet of paper.

I may or may not have a couple more ideas for hipsterfied Disney princesses. We'll just see how snarky I'm feeling.

Until then, if you want a closer look at them all, from left to right...

-Ariel (the one that started it all...and loathes everyone else for it)
-Belle (who soon followed, will likely collaborate with Ariel's crab BFF)
-Auro--BRIAR ROSE (still denying her lineage)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aurora, Er, I Mean Briar Rose is Such a Hipster

Gasp! A second upload today? Well don't I just feel like jolly ol' Saint Nick today? :-P

Yup. Another Disney princess has been given the Hipster treatment. I warned you all about it, didn't I? If it looks like Aurora, oops, I mean Briar Rose got zapped by the American Apparel ray gun (which I imagine would be covered in silver foil and Dov Charney's slimeyness) then my mission is highly accomplished.

Ennui in Ebony

"Why do you keep doing this?"

(Semi) funny story, I actually had the pencils for this sketch card sitting at my drawing table since late August. I had been inking and penciling this one over the last two conventions I was at but I never managed to complete it all...UNTIL NOW!

I love drawing totally open ended pieces that let your imagination wander so I'm curious to know what kind of story you guys have in mind for these characters: who are they? What is their relationship? What events led up to this moment? What's gonna happen afterwards?

Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Even More Art News: Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show

Here's another piece of news about what's going on with my stuff...

The Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show will be running throughout the month of April (the 2nd to the 29th) at the Wallflower Modern Diner in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"Wait a minute, wait a minute. What's this about a Comic Jam Art Show?" you're probably asking me. Well, the Vancouver Comic Jam is a monthly event in which local comic artists and cartoonists meet up and mingle, drink and draw round-robin comics. Or "jams" if you will. A jam is when one takes a piece of paper, draws a comic panel and passes it onto the next person so that they can add onto the comic and so on and so forth.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, this art show is comprised of stand-alone panels of artwork created by many local artists (including yours truly :-P).

Tomorrow night (Saturday, April 2) is the opening night of this event so if you're in town, come on down and chat it up with many local talents in the comics scene, have a drink or two, maybe even buy some original artwork (including my most recent work "Deep Sea Drama"). It'll be a jolly good time.

For more info on the event itself and all the artists involved, go to the Vancouver Comic Jam's main site here.

Peace out, lovelies. :-)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Deep Sea Drama

"How is Papa Seahorse going to handle this clam of a bombshell? Tune in next week to DEEP SEA DRAMA!" (But don't hold your breath.)

Ahh, who doesn't love cerebral melodramatic animal humour? XD Seriously though, there's a ton of stuff I'm happy with in this piece, especially when it comes to the coloring.