I felt a bit scatterbrained today, obviously… I messed around with a few different things, but never really went too far with any of them. I thought an example of what I messed around with today would be kind of interesting, soooo….
I doodled a sketch of Morgan and Khail from Astray (in big coats for some reason, guess I wanted to try something different). I finished the thumbnails for the first six pages of a comic (seriously something new for me, this part felt really great), and did a little rough and sketchy inking on the previous Terrible Inception comic. Not quite in that order. I think I’m going to do some reading and call it a night. Maybe tomorrow my brain can latch onto something.
Progression, brrrrrrm. Didn’t have a lot of time to spend on drawing, I started kind of late tonight. Erased and redrew probably a good 40% of what I’d put down last night, and started to ink the bg.
Finally, I am almost happy with Cobb-profile. And I almost make it look like I know how to draw him by the next panel.
However, I felt too intimidated to finish drawing Arthur’s ass, and so here ends tonight’s advancement.
Back to working on this. Fixed Ariadne’s neck finally, Cobb looks a little more Cobb-like in panel 2 now, and I’ve started my rather strange and messy ink and hack attack on the third panel. I probably spend as much time erasing to smooth lines out as I do trying to draw smooth, clean lines to begin with. Maybe someday I’ll learn to do even better roughs (although I am considerably better than I used to be). Control, control … must learn control.
I’m so sorry, my dear Mister Eames. Your pain is purely for the sake of “comedy”. *patpat*
I named this “grumpygpoy”, because somehow it felt very fitting for the past week and a half for me when I was working on it tonight.
And so on that note, I’m off to bed.
Yes, back to this again.. because I’m determined to actually finish it. And I still have quite a ways to go. My days off have been split up this week, so this is about all I’ve really had time/energy for.
More wip-y goodness, and I continue to be horrible at drawing Leo (hence him being more wip-y than the others.)
Shocked Ariadne is shocked. Sometimes I’m shocked at how I can make sense of my rough sketches.
Still not quite feelin’ right, and still not sleeping as well as I should. Gonna try to hit the sack a little earlier than normal and see if I can stay shut down until the alarm goes off tomorrow morning.
I felt like working with colors tonight, so I did some testing with recent wip panels since I’ve been using the b&w tonal shading that I don’t normally do. I used watercolor and some airbrush tools for the top two in Painter, and used Elements to color Eames.
Wip panel of Eames, sprawled out on the ground.
Isn’t that a requirement for any Inception story? May or may not be related to last night’s panel preview. Again, not even pretending. No one’s fooled here. Just let me have my fun getting there.
Kinda GPOY for how I felt today, not one of my better days.
Keeping this brief because not only is it hard to draw with a cat lounging in one arm, but suprisingly, it’s also hard to type with a cat lounging in one arm. So if this is looking a tad more ragged than usual, well…
Later (after being released from the cat): This is two complete months of daily doodles, as of today. I’ve never pulled this off before, two whole months. I’m buying myself something really nice tomorrow.
I didn’t have much time to actually draw tonight, I was fiddling with panels and text mostly, so it’s a good thing I had this panel pretty much ready to go. It was pretty fun to do, too :)
I realize I’m not fooling anyone with what’s really going on here. The obviousness is pretty obvious. Especially if you have any idea how my brain rolls.
Tonight, a set of (unfinshed) panels featuring Ariadne and Cobb. Cobb does not look entirely Cobb-like yet (probably because he’s not scowling), but we’re still working on that.
Putting a decent amount of effort into the art, when it’s basically a cheap gag punchline story. But I’m sure it’ll help in the long run. Actually, I wish I had started it sooner in the week, and maybe I wouldn’t have felt so unfocused for those few days, ah well. It’s also showing me that even with just a punchline story, I need to make sure I script things out juuuust a little more. But hey, practice is good, and I like what I’ve managed to do so far with this. Today I felt like I was at the point where I could feel a bit of a change in my style for the better.
But enough of that for now, time to head to bed. Vacation’s over, time to set my alarm for way too early and see how big of a mess I have to return to at work.