Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!!!!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Baldur's Gate Comic

The Baldur's Gate series of computer RPGs are my favorite games. With the recent release of the Extended Edition of the first game, I have had it on my mind. I doubt I will get a chance to play the Extended Edition any time soon, but the idea that its there is almost enough for me. In honor of the game, it came out 14 years ago, I am making a short comic based on part of the story. It will only be a couple of pages long but I am super excited to work on it. So excited that I made a 3D gif for it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Wall

This is a drawing of Parker Dam I started at Joshua Tree NP. At the time we visited, the dam wasn't holding any water back. Instead it just felt like a remnant of some ruined building.

I didn't get very far in the drawing but kept drawing over it in my spare time for the last couple of months; waiting for renders, sitting on a bus, on lunch breaks, etc. I ended up changing the scale quite a bit and adding in details that were never there. I like drawing because it allows me to go places that don't exist.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Figure Drawing and new materials

For the past year I have been going to figure drawing and basically drawing the same thing, over and over. Since I ride my bike everywhere I am limited by what I can carry in my bag. That was the excuse I always gave myself as to why I never changed up my media. However, the other day I was looking through some of my old art supplies and found an ink pen. The kind you dip into ink to load it up. Its probably a holdover from my very brief stint with calligraphy (almost 10 years ago). Its awesome! I love the variation of the line weight, something I usually don't get with pen.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mr Mouse & 24 comics day

Whoa! How did I miss posting about 24 hour comics day? Its already December!

Every year on a in October, comic writers, artists, and enthusiasts around the world gather together in some way (comic shops, libraries, the internet) and make a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. This day is called 24 Hour Comics Day. This year Melissa and I went to a local comic shop, The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA, that hosted an event for 24hcd. Comic Bug was awesome, they supplied food, drinks, tables, and supplies if you needed them. Beginning at noon on Saturday, I ended up finishing my comic at about 7 am Sunday morning. The next weekend I added an inkwash and cleaned it up a bit. You can read it on my website here.