Sunday, March 19, 2006
...and hopefully the first of many. I've been wanting to try it for quite some time, making some strange attempts and starting over...So maybe it's more accurate to say that it's my first strip to ever make it out of my hard-disk :)
Some of the final inspiration came from a great comics blog I found yesterday, called Murphy Online. Simple, but smart and funny - just the way I wanted mine to be. I hope Mr. Don Carson keeps it up!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Inspired by a Ronnie del Carmen post, here's my little animated Flipbook! silliness (click the pic to watch). Timing is not 100% great, but unfortunately Flipbook doesn't allow corrections. The thing in the end is a train :)
It's interesting that, in a way, the strongest feature in Flipbook! lies in it's weakness: the almost complete inability to edit myself made me less fussy about details and minor mistakes and kept me focused on the creative side of the process, rather than the self criticism. It also required me to have a pretty solid plan in my head before I started drawing, which is a good thing to get used to.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Bit of comics thingy from everyday life in the studio. I don't know how funny it is without knowing the specific people and the situation, but what the hey, I like the drawing and it keeps the blog alive :) Basically, the level designer is fighting with the animtor over who gets to work on the main file (represented by the box).
By the way: I usually only reply to comments when I have something interesting to add, but I sure read them all. So tell me what you think, guys! Your thoughts are important to me, and knowing people out there are looking at my stuff pushed me to draw more and better.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Hmm…the composition here is not exactly brilliant, I’m afraid, as this is actually a telephone doodle gone wild.
For years I've been afraid of color. I got used to pencil line drawing, and it became a comfortable place I sort of clung to, afraid of straying away. Happily, this is changing these days. I’m being constantly inspired by dozens of art blogs and forums (thank you, guys!), the Wacom technology introduced CTRL+Z to painting technique, and – perhaps most importantly – I’m much more relaxed than I used to be about mistakes and imperfection. So I’m finding myself having a lot of fun with color, like this little sketch - which was pure joy.