Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Pumpkins 2010

CRAFT Halloween 

Just sent some of my pumpkin pics into the CRAFT blog contest. Who knows what will happen but I know I love my pumpkins and
 look forward to their contribution to the garden! ^_^

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RED and some bird talk

So I saw RED over the weekend and really loved it. I really connected with Helen Mirren's character. The cooking, the baking the occasional contract hit. And who doesn't love a lady who can pull off a white evening gown with combat boots? So here is a quick sketch I did of her. Researching guns for drawing is a bit disturbing and it is the real reason I don't know how to draw guns or do it very often. I fear I'll be put on some government watch list. And if the government is reading this I swear IT'S ONLY FOR DRAWING RESEARCH!!! ^_^

I've also been feeling a bit down lately and lacking in the energy department. Trying to keep busy - and doing a decent job, I think - but there is little drive to get up in the morning and the tantrums my mind throws as my body drags itself out of bed are incredible. Okay, they aren't that bad but suffice to say some days I don't want to get out of my PJs. Um, not like that's today or anything.

Add your squawk here:

Helen Mirren - RED
So, some sketches and then on to ... well, I guess organizing my desk. Perhaps if I get that organized and then dabble in some craftiness I'll feel better.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A.P.E. 2010 - Saturday

Got some Con action in yesterday and had many a learning experience. Professionally and personally. Here are a few photos.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

24 Hour Comic Day

This was the first time I participated in this event. It was a lot of fun and I learned a LOT! I got 24 pages sketched out but not completely done. I only put a few pages up because the scans don't show them very well. I look forward to doing 24 Hour Comic Day again as well as more sequential art on my own. BTW, my comic has a twist ending! OooOoooooOOoooo!! It's not THAT interesting but it's some incentive for me to finish it so I can share it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stolen Mucha

Been working on this most of the day. Loving it and I'm terribly sad that there are not more hours in this day (since I feel I'm on a roll) for me to finish it. I do mean color it too. Sigh. Also, I don't know what to do with the bottom of her dress. I like that it's flat but then I should probably put in a platform of some sort, but then the illusion of her sitting on the moon is lost. Eh, suspension of belief ... or whatever.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cowboy Ninja Viking

The most recent comic I've read and really enjoyed. A bit of fan art!


I think I'll attempt to color this guy later! RAWR!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rave Elf

I just wanna state that I never raved in my youth. I was the security guard patting them all down to make sure they didn't have any MORE drugs, and weapons and to make sure .... well, you get the picture. Aaaaaanyway, I don't know where this came from but it came together and here she is. She's kinda cute, no?

Girl's In Hats

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Burlesque Gal on Stage

A quick color job (about 1.5-2 hours).

I'm on my way to A.P.E.

That's the plan anyway. Here's a sketch of the draw monkey on my back ... um, head.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Random Scrap

A lil chicken sketch and some finger puppets I hope to make soon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Personal Projects - Day 2 & 3

So yesterday was not as productive as it could have been maybe. But I did get some stuff done. I applied for some random game illustrator job, did some laundry and grocery shopping, baked way too many cupcakes (honey flavored, which I've decided I don't really like) and even got a little coloring in. Oh, and I started a massive puzzle. Why? Because I've decide to skip straight to old-ladyhood.

These little lovelies are Vince's sketches but I felt like coloring something so I set my had to them. Not as detailed but I've got something else in the works.

Today's plan: to not be distracted by the puzzle (it is sooooo tempting), get some coloring done, find scanner/printer power cable, perhaps sketch, visit the Neon Monster comic store and perhaps deliver some cupcakes (if only to get rid of them faster). Laundry done? Check. Major walk? Check. Walked dogs? Check. Shower? Um ....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Post EA Contract - Day 1

Ok, so the unemployment benefits are signed up for and I've got art projects on the brain.

But first I must plan a bit. I hope to keep track of my progress each day (HOPEFULLY, is the key word) as I work towards a few personal goals and another EA contract.

Here are a few shots I created while at EA. There are a TON more. Quite literally a computer ton worth, but these are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Post Comic-Con 2010

Back from another Comic-Con! I can honestly say that this was THE first time I bought absolutely nothing. But as always I enjoyed the company of my friends and the passion and inspiration all around me. All I want to do is draw, too bad work gets in the way! But we all need to eat.

I met Sean Patrick Flanery from "The Boondock Saints" (EEEEEEE! But I totally kept my cool!), saw Lucy Lawless from a short distance, Colin Ferguson from an even shorter distance and the icing on the cake was meeting Phil LaMarr. I was just a little short on cash to buy a signed photo but I got to tell him what big fan I was and what great work he did and even shook his hand. Thankfully I had just washed them so they didn't feel like a typical grubby con-goer's hands. Not that I EVER do! ^_^

When I got back I came home to a scary sight. My cat's cheek was swollen. After a tiring 2 hour trip home I have to admit that I lost it just a bit. Ok, a lot. But thankfully she is fine and just as feisty as ever when I try to give her her medicine.

So the slowest move in the world is keeping me from using my scanner. I also don't want to admit to laziness. Honestly thought, it's more busy-ness that's keeping me away from drawing and coloring and scanning. That should all change in a few weeks when my contract at EA is up.

Anyway, I just thought I check in with a very minimal number of thoughts. I hope to be back SOON with actual art.