The holiday season is over. I guess it has been for a few weeks. But by now even the really lazy people should have taken down decorations and all that (says the lady who has her "Happy Halloween" decorations still up on her door). Anyway, here is 2015's holiday card. I wish I was on a beach somewhere warm right now.
One of my first rough concept sketches (John in a bikini)
Rough sketch. I kind of liked the look of this one (turns out John didn't like the bikini part)
2015 was an emotional year. There was so much new and fun and exciting and a lot of sad and frustrating and tedious. I started out the year pretty strong. I felt motivated and optimistic. Motivation slowly dwindled and obligations got in the way. There were times I wanted to put pen or pencil to paper, but I couldn't. I was too tired or sad or busy. There are places in this sketchbook where consecutive pages are weeks or even months apart. Christmas is over and New Years is over and for better or worse things are starting to go back to "normal". I forced my self to power through the last three pages of this book, that had been empty for over a month, so I could call it a day on Sketchy Magee before the New Year. It felt nice. I get anxiety when I haven't drawn in a while and the longer it is the more nervous I feel about what might happen when I finally start to scribble. Maybe I've forgotten how to draw and maybe it'll all be crap. But then I do. And it's fine. It's all still there. Right where I left it.
So here are some bits from Sketchy Magee.
Some comic ideas I never finished
Lots of naked women in weird poses
Lots of women with clothes on as well
(John wanted me to include this sketch with the randomly written "Nuttiness" on top)
Lots of goofy drawings of myself
(I hope my aunt thinks I did justice to the awesome slippers she made me in this drawing)
(Also this is the sweater my Ma got me for Christmas 2014)
So this weekend is my ten year high school reunion. I won't be going, but I decided to do a little comic about some of the ways I've changed in the past ten years. Partial writing credit to John who, when asked how he thinks I've changed said, "You're a little more drinkey" and "more into food". Enjoy!
I hope if nothing else I've at least gotten better at drawing comics. This one is for you Mary Doornbos.
A bit of sketchyness to hold you over. I'm currently working on a new comics project, so apologies for not posting so much. Here's a little something from my sketchbook that I thought looked kind of cool. Enjoy!
So I suppose this might be considered "Spoilers", so Spoiler Alert!
Honestly, though, not sure how many people care about Steven Universe spoilers. Anyway, toward the end of the season in the episode "Jail Break" we find out the Garnet is actually a fusion. Which sort of makes sense. She is the one who encourages Stevonnie to enjoy her fusion experience and she is the only crystal gem with two gems and more than two eyes. So in the episode Garnet gets separated and her two halves Ruby and Sapphire have to find each other. Their reunion is pretty beautiful. I decided to do a few doodles last night while watching Steven Universe and then finally decided to do a little colored illustration. Enjoy!
Here's a space chick. I've been doodling a lot of spacey stuff recently, trying to work though this concept I have for a comic. I kinda liked the way this sketch turned out so I decided to ink it and color it in Photoshop. Her uniform is sort of a throwback to this illustration I did a few years ago. Enjoy!
Bonus! I had a lot of fun at last week's NYC Comic Jam. Here are two fun pages that came out of that. NSFW.
I drew the third panel on this one. It's not great; I totally forgot what kermit's feet look like. Fortunately Cheese was able to take my blunder and come up with an awesome punchline. Good stuff.
I drew the last panel on this page. I'm slightly more proud of this one. Good times.
So, I've recently finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and am now watching Legend of Korra. Anyways, that got me thinking, if I was a bender what kind of bender would I be? This comic is the answer to that question. Enjoy.
Process picture featuring a glass of wine that I'm trying not to get mixed up with my water cup.