Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Old Drawing

This drawing was made 2 years ago when I was first working on the designs of Victor and Martin. It was part of a 13-page mini-comic that I didn't publish. The coloring is fairly basic and the character design is early, and the drawing itself is pretty rough compared to what I'm working on now, but I thought it would be fun to put up here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Still Drawing

I'm still working on the comic in addition to doing the animation. See?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Film Finish Line

I realize I haven't posted in a while. I'm nearing completion of the animated video I've been working on. Here's a peek, in the form of the rough drawing for two shots from the film:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Animation framework

Part of this animated video I'm working on will have sailors rowing a whaling boat out after a whale. All of the sailors will be rowing in unison. I've drawn and animated a basic framework to see how to do it. I've since decided I need to add two more frames (drawings) to the set shown below, which has 10 frames.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I've been working on this animation. I recently cobbled this bit together:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Animation!

Still working on animation. Check out this guy! He's going to be in the background in the end product.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I'm learning animation. Teaching myself how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects to animate drawings and maybe make some music videos starring my characters for friends.

The two versions are very different, and I'm not sure how this is going to turn out, honestly.

and the more recent version of the ocean is here:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More of Original vs. Revised

Here's another sample of my original panel vs a revised, more recent version.


Revised (word bubbles not added yet).

The changes may seem small, but I feel like they help with the professionalism.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Complete panels

Here are some panels I recently finished that I particularly like (without word bubbles):

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tour de France - Stage 4

I've been pretty caught up in the Tour de France lately.

Here is my depiction of the finish of Stage 4, which happened on Tuesday, as Mark Cavendish stood and hurled his bike forward underneath himself (called a "bike throw") to beat out Alberto Contador for the win at the line.

And in mild color!

(click to enlarge - I wish. Blogger kinda sucks.)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Original vs. Revised Art

More minor tweaking of old pages. Here is the original first page, then the revised version.

Below is the newer version. It's only partially redrawn.

I think it looks better with the new ship and the birds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Style Change

So I've re-drawn just about the entire comic, and am currently filling in the colors. I added a chase seen at the beginning which altered the pacing of the entire book. In doing so, I took a look back at what I'd drawn and realized my style had drastically changed while working on this book over the course of the past year. So, I went back and updated some pages, redrew some others, and am now, again, almost done.

How have things changed? The biggest difference is in how
Martin has opened up as a character. Here are some originals vs. current drawings.

I actually like the drawing on the left a lot, but that's just not who the character is anymore.
The new Martin is more cartoony. He also features crisper lines.

And now, a bunch of recently drawn Martins (and some birds).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cover Art for an Indie Rock album

My roommate asked me to do some potential cover art for the re-issue of his latest album. The art for the original version was under negotiation withthe artists, and they wanted something to fall back on in case the original art work fell through. Here is what the original looked like:

Alex asked for a cover that featured a brightly-colored girl with a round, blank face staring back at the viewer, in the center of a white cover, with some script in black with the band name above. Ultimately, they were able to get the rights to the original art, so they're going with that.

Here is what I came up with nonetheless:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Animation! Sorta! :/

I have started working with animation a little bit. I'd like to move up to music videos at some point, but since I just downloaded Adobe After Effects a few hours ago and haven't started watching the tutorials really yet, this is all I have.

It's not even proper animation, or even a new image. I keep reusing images from earlier in the blog, which is a little sad and repetitive, but it was the most fully realized drawing I was willing to share at this point.

Still. Now I know I can do this.

Music by my roommate.

UPDATE: The YouTube embedding option doesn't seem to work too well with my blog. Which is weird, because Blogger and YouTube are both owned by Google.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"They said don't touch the idol!"

(click for larger)

I've been working on a splash page for either a mini-comic or a new opening to my comic submission. I'm undecided. Here is the incomplete drawing, still in need of some touching up and eventually a word bubble, with Martin saying "They said don't touch the idol!"

The color is a little janky because I switched it from CMYK to RGB, I think.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I'm doing touch-ups on work that I did a while ago, finishing up the first issue. At some point I decided to switch from empty dots to more normal eye representation. It's been an interesting transition from comic strip art to comic book art. I've also grown more aggressive with the coloring. To reference a post from months ago (but only a few posts ago), here is how things have changed.

Black & White, no pupils.
Color, no pupils.
Color, pupils, more shading.

I think it looks a lot better. It's hard to tell on the small images that Blogger lets me post. Anyway, I'm running around doing touch-ups now. I hope this thing gets done soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Island

There's no story to accompany this cover art yet. I just really like the way it turned out. I kind of wanted it to look like the cover of a children's book, or a poster you'd see in a library.