2007/01/31

Work Time Doodles

So all I have are a couple work doodles... or one doodle and one work in progress, really.

This one is of Nova, and is being fleshed out from an actual work doodle that I did awhile ago. He head looks a little lopsided to me now, so I'll probably work on that. I want to add another character in a bunny suit with her, so once all that is worked out, I'll probably post again.
I know bunny girl suits are pretty sexist... but... I like them. *hangs head*


I doodled this one today... on a whim, really. Throughout the day I kept adding to it. A little shading, a little white out... a little pink hi-liter... and once in photochop, I tweaked the colors and deleted some notes that were peaking through. I was slightly inspired by this animation I'd seen on www.stage6.com of, I think, the end theme song for Tokyo Tribes? I have not seen the anime, and I get the feeling the whole show doesn't look like this animation, but if it did, I would SO watch it.

Here's the video on YouTube:

The style reminds me of this guy who was in a couple of my life drawing classes and my oil painting class. EXTREMELY talented guy. I wish I could remember his name, I'd like to look him up sometime and see if he becomes anything.

Ekendayo... Dayo... something like that. man... now that's going to bug me for the rest of the night....

2007/01/23

Otakomi and yaranaika revisited

Loose Sketches! So a lot of the work I've been doing has been on a project I was paid for... oh... a year ago? And the client doesn't want any of the work posted online... which means, I don't have much to post here on my sketch board. So instead, I'll start finding sketches I like from awhile ago:



This one, of a character Erick Melton and I created named Ms. Daiguchi, I actually did today. I took a quick and sloppy pen drawing I did while on the phone at work and did a more fleshed out pencil sketch while watching the Colbert Report. I'd recently redone her design (maybe someone will remember her from a drawing on my DA account? Probably not) Anyway, I'm not sure how much of her character I want to go into right now, but I had fun drawing this somewhat deformed version of her.



Okay, now these are some old sketches. Again, you might recognize them from a group shot on my DA Account, although these are my attempts to revamp and normalize the designs. The project has not been picked up, and Erick and I are contemplating where to go with it next... I kinda like the idea of a web comic sort of thing. Even though web comics get tore to pieces on a lot of message boards.... I really like the little one with the hot dog on a stick... but I can't seem to recreate that look in other expressions, which makes me sad.



Same as above. I like her spats. I picture the character being a bit more active than some of the other characters, and sneaking around digging for scoops, so I thought she might wear something a little less revealing when crawling around in heating ducts and such.



And finally... reposting an un-altered version of this sketch. I'm not sure why I started goofing around with it last time. I didn't MEAN to at first. It just sort of happened. So, for anyone who prefers their sketches unaltered, this ones for you. (and me)

2007/01/20

Yaranaika


So Erick and I submitted something to Tokyopop for their 2007 RSOM contest, and this is one of the main characters, Nova. I really enjoy drawing this character, for obvious reasons. She doesn't dress quite THIS lightly in the story we submitted; which does take place at 3 A.M. when she's woken from her sleep, but I was... bored. Yeah.
(I had to explain to Erick what Yaranaika was a reference to... and then explain why I know about THAT manga.)



Here's page seven from the submission... this is one of my favorite pages, mainly because I had to go back and redraw it to better match the dialogue... I have a bad habit of NOT putting the dialogue balloons in when I'm sketching out the pages, and with this page that created lots of issues with the space, and the expressions not matching. So I completely re-drew it with the dialogue balloons in place and the words there on the page and in my head. I think it helped to create a unified flow, and from now on I'm going to sketch the balloons in while working out the layout. I also think I'm going to start to draw the balloons on the page freehand, because the one thing that still bothers me about this is the static look of the balloons. (not to say that's the ONLY problem, mind you) I should also point out, that Erick went in and paired down the dialogue a bit so that it would fit better.

A new Year

I'm going to try doing things differently for awhile now. Rather than rattle on about things, I'm going to focus on simply posting art and talking about those things.



I drew this for one of my nephews when he was staying at our place for Thanksgiving. He's always asking me to draw him things, and I actually had some free time, so I agreed. I tried to cover as many things as he asked for, robots, big guns, army men... the Fio look a like was for me, though. I got inspiration for the robot from looking at some designs in a Summon Night art book I have, and believe it or not, the guy was inspired by Gears of War. 9_9


I'll post more later.