Thursday, November 29, 2007

Star Belly Elves

Two posts in one week! Hurrah!

Toon Club topic this week is Elves. I think I might paint the chubby one to post. Maybe though I'll just end up posting these sketches. Click for a bigger version.

Drawergeeks this week is "Star Belly," completely open for interpretation. Since I have baby bellies on the brain... er belly, I drew the girl below. But then I realized that Drawergeeks is not the place for nudity, no matter how tame and rolly-poly the nudity, so I tried to come up with something else last night. I'm not sure what I'll end up sending in, but here are the sketches. I kind of like the cat and bunny.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kittens

I was watching The Aristocats a couple mornings ago and decided I should try drawing more cats. Some of these are my attempts to draw cats without reference, others are sketches of my two cats. Click on the image for a bigger version.

I've been working hard lately painting the artwork for my Flight 5 story. I'll be sure to post a sample of a finished page or panel when I'm done. Hopefully that will be in the next week or so.

Also, here's a quick drawing of my sister who is in Africa. I miss you Laura. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Unicorntastic!

When I was a younger I drew tons of princesses but had little interest in drawing unicorns. The time to remedy that was apparently tonight. Somehow a magical pegasus sneaked onto this page too.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sith in Wonderland




Thanks to writing group I got some quickie sketching done while listening to other readers. The topics right now for Drawergeeks and ToonClub are Design a Sith and Mad Tea Party.

Siths are, for you lucky non-nerds, Jedi folk who have turned to the dark side. This Sith, I like to imagine, is called something silly like Darth Monocle and has an ongoing feud with Ewoks and Yoda's people. I doubt his midichlorian count is very high.

Regarding writing group, I've been asked to help out at their first annual three day conference. I'll be giving a talk on writing and drawing comics. It will focus on the importance of comic anthologies and how to make tackling a large project like a graphic novel less intimidating. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, definitely come check it out. The conference runs from Feb 22-24, I'm not certain which day I will be speaking as I just confirmed last night. I will probably be the only speaker focusing on art and comics, however, there were be tons of other great speakers talking about writing, characters and story. There will also be literary agents attending and other fun stuff. Early registration ends November 14th.