Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Wind Up

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Monday, February 23, 2009

Back to Business

I somehow totally miscalculated the framing on this one while I was drawing it, and ended up having to complete a bunch of it digitally. Ah well.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program

From Saturday:


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Now With Color!

Here's my first try on color. I might still make some adjustments here. More Green Monk tomorrow!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Classic Pinup

Here's a freelance pinup I'm working on, that'll eventually be part of an iphone app. I'll post the color version when I finish. The linework here is a lot tighter than what I do on Green Monk, so I actually did a panel of GM beforehand to warm up. I'll probably post that panel tomorrow.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Last one...for now

Well, it's Friday, and my Playstation 3 just arrived in the mail. So, here's yesterday's frame. If I don't do any tomorrow my next post should be on Tuesday of next week.


Thursday, February 12, 2009


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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I added this frame in. I'm going to have to make up for all these extra frames I'm adding.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This frame has a weird optical illusion going on where the action lines make the top look crooked. Drawing all the action lines took about 45 minutes, but I think its worth it for the effect.

I'm also starting to post each frame a day late. It's not because I'm a procrastinator (even though I am), but I've noticed that ink smears a bit and fades when I try and clean up the penciling right after inking.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Atomic Art

For lo these many years I've learnt to do a lot of my artwork digitally. Just about anything you see on my blog that involves color was done with Photoshop, Painter or Illustrator. I enjoy working digitally, but I've been having a hankering lately to produce art that exists in the real world.

Part of it has to do with some musings on the awesomeness of paper I've been having lately (I topic for a post in the not too distant future), but it also has to do with the trend pointed out by Merlin Mann that no matter what your profession is nowadays, you probably do it on a computer.

Now, if I was computer programmer, I wouldn't have much of a choice (unless I wanted to dictate code for later transcription or write it out in long-hand). But as an artist, its well within my ability to unshackle myself from the computer and work with something made out of atoms. Ironically, I find that when I am working in the atomic medium, I am much less prone to exhaustion, eye-strain, and compulsive email checking.

So, with that in mind, I bought a watercolor set and intended to try it out. Then, about a year later I finally did. This is the result:

So, while I'm no Scott Campbell or Bill Pressing, there are nonetheless, some things I like about this doodle, and some things I like about working with watercolor in general.

First off, its terrifying. I used to get sweaty palms when I first started trying to ink my own stuff, but even with inking I can at least use correction fluid to clean up my stuff. With watercolor, what I put down, stays down. I like this. I like that it makes me approach my work methodically and analytically. I spend more time visualizing what I'm going to do and breaking down the process. Regardless of the medium this is a very good thing to do. I also allows the process to be more alive. It becomes more like a performance art. I'm not noodling details, but rather the art is created in a singular, non-reproducible moment.

Second, I love the texture of watercolor. For all the fancy "watercolor" brushes I've seen the in various digital painting programs out there, nothing feels and looks like watercolor.

Lastly, I like that when I'm done I've got something I can hang on my wall without. I can always print out digital art, but the print is never the actual art. It's just a copy.

As promised I'll get into more about the awesomeness of paper in a later post. Stay tuned this week for more Green Monk updates!

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Today's Offering

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Daily Updates?

I'm flirting, just flirting, with the idea of posting my Green Monk work everyday. The only thing is that scanning and posting an image takes way longer than I want it to.

Anyway, here's the latest:

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Green Monk -- A Few Frames

My schedule's clipping along so far. I've missed a couple of Fridays because of social engagements, but I'm going to try to make up for that by allowing myself to do two panels on days that I feel like it.

Here's some cool stuff I've done over the last few days. Boy, this will be even better once its in sequential order!
Oh yeah, there'll be some word bubbles here too.

Drawing this dude's robes has been getting tiring. So I've been trying to do some more dynamic stuff with them.
There are also supposed to be word bubbles on the panel below, but I couldn't figure out a good place for them in the composition. I might have to do some revising to the script when everything is said and done. I think it reads pretty well visually, so there shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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