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.
Another Terrible comic panel preview. Using a photo for reference, trying to a decent-looking downtown scene using Manga Studio. Some tweaking left to do, but it’s coming along nicely.
Must upload quickly before tumblr eats post… gaahhhh….
YUSUF LOVE CONTINUES.
I’ve had the idea for another Terrible Comic knocking in my head for a few days, so I started writing it out tonight to give me a little mini-project to work on (and perk me up it seems). I actually have a focus to it besides my usual attempt at humor - I’m doing this in a more normal comic format to practice visual storytelling, instead of a simple stack of panels (it’s actually roughed out to three pages in Manga Studio, but some of that will be adjusted later). Still, going more for silly than serious, of course. Tonight is a preview of one panel from somewhere in the comic.
Suffering from art frustration?
Find old picture of Pissed off Amazon about to nail somebody with a car.
Fix some things about it you didn’t like in the first place by slapping a fresher coat of rough inks over it.
Indulge in the outlandish nature of superhero comic books, because sometimes it’s good to remember the things that inspired you as a kid.
(I guess I’m just grouchy that I haven’t gotten quite as much art-ing done so far on this vacation as I’d like. I seem to be doing a lot of - go figure - resting, or something. *irritated sigh*)
Today I was spending more time messing around with Elements and coloring a pic I’ve wanted to color forever, but have never gotten around to it. This pic will probably take a while and wasn’t really preview-ready tonight, so I spent some time messing about with a sketch of Morgan I did a few months ago.
I think I love Elements for the magnetic lasso tool alone at this point. It’s such a time saver, and using the lasso tool is normally what makes Painter crash the most on my pc >_> So yay, bonus for me!
“You have made some very distressing and weird wardrobe decisions, spaceman.”
Now I can say that I’ve drawn (and posted) Ten. And Donna. I think Four’s scarf is now officially my second-most drawn WhoThing.
I have decided that yes, I like Elements :B Because I don’t have enough art programs to draw in.
The dreaded Next Morning Edit: Fixed a few things that were bugging me. This picture should be better, but last night was just so weird, just so many distressing vibes that I don’t think my heart was entirely into it. My initial (over)reaction was just to pull this down entirely, but that defeats the purpose of trying to improve. I need to see my crap, so I’m inspired to work all the harder.
Photoshop Elements 9 seems to run a lot better than the old, stripped down version of CS that I have. I’ve never tried Elements before so, I decided to try the demo. It seemed pretty nice, I used the Arthur pic from last week as a test subject.
Let’s see.. went out this evening for dinner and shopping, and didn’t bother starting anything earlier in the day. Ooops. Didn’t like the coloring I started on the Amy/Eleven pic, so I guess that one’s pretty much done. Decided I wanted to color something instead of starting out a fresh doodle.
So I picked out the archer girl I doodled last month. I’ve thrown a little bit of color on it once, for my current icon mainly. But I liked the image, and wanted to do more with it.
Painter crashed. It did not manage to save anything. So I grumble for a few, reopen the file, and start over.
Painter crashed again. This time, at least it saved what I’d started.
Computer completely froze up. At this point I was very irritated, but again I pressed on.
Here’s what I managed to do after my computer settled down. :B Working some more on the Noto-esque painterly style here. That’s pretty good stuff for me, so far. I may get the hang of this someday.
But for now, bedtime.