January 31, 2007

no way they'll pick this up

something got done, and not at the last possible moment, too. click to see all:


it's 6:30 am and i'm done (did some other things inbetween, though). this is about completely opposite of what they asked me to do, but this is the way i'd do it. at worst. maybe simplify more, like early peanuts or something. dunno, now that i look at it, it looks like illos for kids and it's all-around stealing (bits of this and bits of that), but i like it, and my gf likes it, and that's good enough for now.

(edit: made the first pic clickable)

soundtrack: explosions in the sky - how strange, innocence

January 30, 2007

splitter


doing two different things at the moment- pencils for the second episode of port silver and some sketches for a possible newspaper strip (biweekly, though, not daily). being able to switch between different styles is sometimes useful, sometimes backfires, but is always weird if you have to do both at the same time.

soundtrack: sonic youth - rather ripped / ulver - perdition city

January 29, 2007

panel 3



a panel from early zorro today, i changed a bunch on this one... also, crappy scan; did it on regular photocopy paper, and extra ink on the backside (for the grays) didn't help.

January 28, 2007

tiempos finales


i recently got tiempos finales from sam hiti, and it's great. some of the best brushwork i've seen lately, and very pretty alltogether! it's got touches of kirby,caniff, paul pope... and soup eyes!

soundtrack: neko case - fox confessor brings the flood

horse stories


talk about a huge lapse in posting... anyway, school's out for a month; there's a bunch of things i need to do for the next semester, but there's definitely more time for drawing stuffs and learning. and sleeping way too much, too.

soundtrack: rambo amadeus - oprem dobro

January 21, 2007

timelapse

a couple of doodles from class, and some watercolor abuse during a long conversation...



spent too much time doing nothing, past few days. beuh. time to get back at it.

soundtrack: neko case - fox confessor brings the flood

January 18, 2007

regular banksy


quick, go outside and do this. takes two seconds with a black marker. what a subversive fucker, me. of course, i stood there and giggled like a schoolgirl for ten minutes.


soundtrack:
george gershwin, ella fitzgerald & louis armstrong - porgy & bess

blue balls

some drawings from school, couple of minutes each. it's great fun and good for learning, too bad we do it once a year. usually it's only long poses (2 hours), which is just plain stupid.



p.s. Q strip magazine #13 should hit the newspaper stands in the next couple of days- i did a four page story in it; i posted a couple of pics here few weeks back.
soundtrack: neko case - fox confessor brings the flood

January 16, 2007

scanner dirty

couple of things - sketches for the comic i'm about to start pencilling tonight, some clothing studies, and a few doodles, since people always wonder why i don't post those. cheers.



soundtrack: jane's addiction - ritual de lo habitual reading:kurt vonnegut - slaughterhouse 5

red


soundtrack: frank zappa - grand wazoo

January 14, 2007

space uglies


i was doing layouts today, but can't/won't post those, since it's only a two-page story, so here's a spaceship for another story instead.

January 12, 2007

a couple more (plus one)



more speedy prepwork. put some graytones on these, made them more concept-arty.

soundtrack: rambo amadeus - oprem dobro

shaker maker


in the final thing, these will all be slick and tight, but when 'designing', i try to be as vague as possible. shaky lines help, too.

soundtrack: george gershwin - plays himself (the piano rolls)

January 10, 2007

hothototh


panel a day keeps the real work away. today, one out of alex toth's "the land unknown"

soundtrack: modest mouse - everywhere and his nasty parlour tricks

January 09, 2007

black no. 2

these are a great way to warm up for the day-

great fun. i even used a scalpel for some parts, as in the original, and clumsily lettered as well. i'm seriously thinking about doing this every day.

soundtrack: low - trust / yo la tengo - summer sun

January 08, 2007

doing life

i really really wanted the first post to be a comic page, even wrote some stuff, but didn't draw it yet. slow, stupid or just lazy, pick one. today, though, i woke up after 4 hours of sleep (again) and couldn't go back to sleep. felt like roadkill so i skipped school and doodled some. when i'm tired and sleepy i usually draw women, as i did today. found a link with nudie photos while cleaning the favorites folder (who ever does that?) and instead of saving them on the hard drive and forgetting them as usual, i figured i'll draw them (in straight marker, yay). it was a good call, and i think you'll agree. here's some:







and i scanned these- last night i was "reading" (it's in french) hannibal cinq, written by jodorowsky, drawn by georges bess. he's a recent discovery for me, and there's a bunch of stuff i'll steal from him. in hannibal cinq he's kinda moebius-ish according to some people, but who cares. the art is nice, clean and the figures are solid so i copy some every now and then:



a lenghty post, it's a good sign! this will be a good year. dun dun dun.

soundtrack: chroma key - dead air for radios reading: mark twain - the adventures of huckleberry finn