Saturday, July 28, 2007

Don't Run with Scissors

Just a marker & pencil crayon doodle on some cardstock. I was leafing through my old sketchbook and he looked like he might go well with green marbled paper.

Creepy dude says "don't run with scissors!"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More Colour!

I coloured the line-art for the forum superpower cartoon. I like it quite a bit better this way.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Ultimate Wool-Bearing Mammal?

If there's one thing that seems to remain a constant... it's that I'm not very good at painting.

I bought some cardstock remnants to play with, and thought I'd try to re-do Rabbit Sheep. I dug out my old acrylics (haven't been used much since I took a studio course in 1998) and gave it a go:

Cute, but lacked a certain... oomph. I threw on some hasty digital inking to see if I'd like it better with an outline:

And I do think I like it better with an outline, but the sharp line just contrasts too much with everything. I think I'll find my pencil crayons and see what I can do with those.

Hey -- imagine what kind of wool we could get if we bred these with the Nepalese Llamayak!

Final version:

Also... I was perusing the Dream Shapes blog just now (there, on the side bar) and it reminded me about the dream I had this morning. I don't remember anything, other than one of my co-workers telling me (in an aggrieved voice) "I'm sorry, but these sheep are NOT my responsibility! And neither is sex."

It's probably just as well my husband woke me up. I don't think the dream was going anywhere I really wanted to be.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Forum Superpowers

Occasionally, arguing on forums makes me want to shoot beams of destructive energy from my eyes. Maybe if I squint my eyes and scrunch up my face really hard, I'll eventually mutate into some kind of forum Godzilla. Except shorter, and with snazzy red socks.

This is a lot like my Supervillain picture near the beginning of my blog -- except better of course. About an evening's worth of screwing around.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


It seems like the comic is all I work on these days. And sometimes I wonder... is it worth it? I've spent a year and a half on a project whose plot I thought up in a weekend, and hardly anyone reads it. By the time I'm as good an artist as I want to be, I'll have been dead for 10 years.

But then I look at how far I've come, and I feel pretty happy.

Maybe I'll post the occasional panel here, just so I still feel productive. Ones that I'm particularly fond of. Like this one:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Linden Trunk

There is a row of mature linden trees near the building where I work. I had some time free on June 23rd due to a network outage, so I sat on a bench with a cup of tea and looked at the texture of their trunks:

Mosquitoes found me before I was quite done my study. When I got back to work, I dug up a laptop and discovered that someone had at least brought the wireless up. I should get in to work early so that I can take more breaks... :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


My production rate has slowed considerably this summer. Actually, that may or may not be true -- however, my scanning rate has gone right down the toilet.

Speed sketch I did today when I got tired of stippling my comic: