Friday, December 17, 2010

Nerd Christmas

Apparently I'm too lazy to decorate my real house, but I'll got to all lengths to decorate my friggin doll house.... So I'm living out my childhood in my adult years... so I bought a dollhouse at WalMart that would be perfectly to scale with my awesome Sailor-Moon-esque Pre Cure Figuarts I shop at WalMart... so I really don't have the time to be doing this sort of stuff but I did it anyway.... this is normal, right?

Well, for someone who works in kind of is normal. And it's AWESOME!

So bask in the nerdiness of my amazing dollhouse all decked out for XMAS!!!!!

The full view.

Cure White placing the hat atop the snowman.

Cure Berry attempting to electrocute herself?

Cure Peach standing under the awesome wreath.

Cure Lemonade decorating the tree.

Cure Passion bringing stick arms and carrot nose to Cure Pine who is in the middle of Snowman sculpting.

Cure Milky Rose ready to beam Cure Aqua and Cure dream.

Eas is hogging the present. Since there is only one....

Cure Black rolling herself up a humongo snowball.

Embrace the nerd-dom!

Monday, November 29, 2010

2 Stragglers

I never liked Rini very much, but I had to finish off the sailor series....with the two characters I thought I'd never draw.

Well, hell. You knew I had to draw him. Just out of pure morbid curiosity. Can I make Tuxedo Mask look cool?

Apparently, the answer is no.

But this really is the last one of the sailor series.

Poor Tuxedo Mask. Didn't even get enough love to have a nice inked line. He just got a crappy colored sketch.
Sorry Tuxedo Mask. You're just too ridiculous.

How strange is it that I am more willing to accept a man in blue spandex with red underpants and a cape....who flies... as a crime fighter than I am a man in a Tuxedo and Mask?

Bat Tuxedo.....silly? Maybe in crime fighting... but probably not in any other circumstance. If Batman and Tuxedo Mask attended the same ball...... who's the silly one now?

So yeah, I drew Tuxedo Mask, for the first, and possibly last time. But I draw the line at white knight or Arabian prince or whatever his other outfit was called.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Superman and Batman: Apocalypse

Is in stores now... and has been for almost a week now. I'm a little behind.

Go buy it!!!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Been a While

Well, I haven't been terribly active on my blog for quite a while now. But I'm not dead. Just busy. So I thought I'd pop in just to post up these sailor scouts who have been hanging around on my computer for way too long now doing nothing.

In order of appearance they are:
Sailor Moon

Sailor Mercury

Sailor Mars

Sailor Jupiter

Sailor Venus

Sailor Pluto

Sailor Uranus

Sailor Neptune

and Sailor Saturn

I apologize for the crappy color jobs.....I'm crappy with color. But then you should already know that by now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fun with Painter and Rydia

I just downloaded the trial version of Corel Painter Essentials 4. I've never used painter before and I think it will still take me some time before I am able to use it even reasonably well, but these were just my first couple tries at experimenting with it. The sketches were done with Sketchbook Pro.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Batgirl: Year One

Oh boy, is this an old one. 08! 2 years ago I tried to convince DC and Warner Home video to let me direct this as one of the Direct to DVD line of DC movies. It's my most favorite graphic novel ever! I love it to death. Needless to say, they were not interested in anything that did not have Superman or Batman in the leading role. It went nowhere. :(

Recently I saw that a Batgirl: Year One motion Comic has hit DVD. That's kinda cool, right? At least she got something...........

I would have liked to direct it though....... :(

You win some, you lose some.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rant + Rose Petal + Sketch Dump

Why the heck do I keep getting so many darn spam comments? Does anyone else have this problem? I really don't believe you when you tell me this post was very helpful to you for your college assignment. I also don't need to know how to make money fast. And it really annoys me having to go through all the comments and delete them one by one. UGH!!!!! Do I have to change my settings now? So people will have to type the word they see before they can post a comment? I guess so....


Well anyway, back to art.

This poor little Rose Petal sketch sat around for a LONG TIME. I drew her at the same time I drew Iris and Sunny.... which was a while ago. I have a crap load of unfinished drawings all sitting in a folder and I thought I should probably start finishing some of them off and being done with them finally. So here's one.

This drawing came about because I got an awesome Alphonse Mucha book from the bargain books rack at Barnes and Noble. So I got inspired and wanted to draw something pretty like he does..... well..... it didn't work. I just drew this. It was supposed to be Hippolyta (Wonder Woman's mom) holding the baby Diana (Wonder Woman) and the baby's blanket turned into the golden lasso which became the border and was all fancy like. Needless to say I didn't like it. So I tried to redraw the same general idea. My focus this time was just on making a better drawing. I got this:

I didn't like it much either, so I tried again:

Still don't like it. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

Is now in stores! And has been for about a week. I've been super lazy in pimping my projects lately, but definitely pick this one up. It's one of WB's best.

And check out The Spectre short that comes on the DVD. It's amazing!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Art Challenge 5

Mermaid Princess.

I was a bit of a cheater on this one. My sister asked me to draw her an octopus girl like Ursula but hotter. I decided to changed things up and did a slightly different take on an Octopus girl. Basically I put an octopus on her head. Anyway, sister didn't like it, so I used it to serve another purpose. I'm not really sure if an octopus girl counts as a mermaid princess....but heck, I've done enough mermaid drawings to last me many years. This will just have to do.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Art Challenge 4

Fix a Rob Liefeld Drawing

I guess this type of thing is a bit of a joke amongst a lot of artists around. Personally, I was not familiar with this man's work until I had to start doing research for this assignment. If you've ever read anything on this blog, you probably know I'm an animation whore, not a comic whore. So it is all too common I am unfamiliar with comic book artists. I'd heard his name before, usually in a joke context whenever my coworkers were talking about sub-par drawing skills, or artists whose hype was bigger than their talent. But apparently this guy was pretty famous at one time.....

I've got nothing personal against the guy myself. I'm sure he's somewhere rolling in money laughing at all his critics. But this was the challenge of the week, so here it is.

The assignment was to find a Rob Liefeld drawing and fix the anatomy, the perspective, draw the feet, just generally improve the thing. So I chose this one being that it had a few things that needed improving. The perspective was off, there were random shadows over people's faces for no apparent I did my best. But in fixing the perspective, I cut off the foreground girl's feet, so does that make me just as bad?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Old Artwork Is New To You!

Drew this around the same time I drew the last Soul Eater piece. Then it sat around for a few months. Colored it probably about 3 weeks back in about 30 minutes toward the end of work one day. Then it sat around for a few more weeks. Figured I'd post it since it's not dong me any good just sitting on my desktop. BG is a modified photo. I didn't paint it.

This is a progress meme that was going around DeviantArt and I liked it so I decided to jump on the bandwagon...just this once. I've never done one of these things before, but this one seemed fun. And I didn't have to draw anything new for it....and I'm lazy....

It was quite a challenge finding artwork for some of those earlier years..... actually, let me rephrase that. It was quite a challenge finding artwork for some of those earlier years-that was already scanned into my computer, because I didn't feel like scanning anything extra...because I'm lazy. Luckily for everyone else, this time line didn't go back far enough to see my REALLY TERRIBLE drawings. Just a couple more years and you would have been in for a treat of bad anatomy and non-existent composition skills.

So, drawing skill wise, sadly I haven't progressed a ton in the past years... I've just kind of plateaued. But what I have done is gotten a lot more ambitious with my compositions. All my earlier drawings used to be eye level single character with nonexistent background. It was probably the storyboarding that got me a lot more interested in making my drawings more into scenes and less into photo shoots. I try to use more dynamic perspective any chance I get nowadays. It tricks people into thinking the drawing is good. ;)

Another very obvious addition to my artwork over the past few years is the use of color. I still suck at it, but I've been trying. You can see a very definite point in the time line where color started appearing in my work. It's probably because that was the time I finally got a real computer set up and a Cintiq to go with it! I can't color with a mouse to save my life.