i finally have the hey carl strips together in a collection for easy browsing. theres a few new ones there now
i think it was a 4 minute challenge
via the comics genius and guru lynda barry
we’ve read the first three hilda books by luke pearson so far.
i love their celebration of keeping a sketchbook, reading, coziness, tea and cocoa, and the outdoors.
all of which comes through in the animated series on the netflix.
not only is the animation, music, and voice casting great, but it features an extraordinary color pallete, charismatic character design, and most importantly a lot of heart
my series of sh•••y drawings continues with peter parker burning the midnight oil
i think i forgot to draw his left arm
is this drawing too sh•••y? can you tell he’s in a dark room looking through a microscope at a sample
a sh•••y prowler ink and watercolor sketch based on my memory of the character from the new spidey-verse movie. go see it. it’s so good
is it better to most more often but have more sh***y drawings or less often but fewer s****y drawings?
blurry image courtesy of my dying iphone
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spidey swinging home after a long day of spider-manning
i like to think that his costume is in a constant state of repair. hastily stitched together.
and his webbing, though awesome, is never quite perfect. every batch a little different.
- a little fountain pen action and some brush pen on top of pencil
- those crayola markers that kids use but it just soaked up the ink, (not waterproof) and made the whole thing pretty dark
- spidey’s left foot colored in with an orange and red colored pencils
i’ve been doodling some homage covers of wizard magazine since cartoonist kayfabe, aka cartoonists extraordinares ed piskor and jim rugg, have been covering them issue by issue
i been throwing them on instagram. so much fun
drawn while watching thor: dark world tuesday night at my dad’s
which i suppose is how that spaceship hanging in the sky seeped in there
spidey in a gas mask
with a backpack
and maybe a hooded jacket
happy new year
i need some whiteout to fix the bubble butt i gave spidey in the one where his spidey sense is going crazy
both very different from each other
havent been making comics but i have been reading them. writer nick spencer has the amazing spider-man on track again which has got me doodling spidey
old snake from metal gear solid 4
eating some watermelon in a bombed out building
this ones a bit of a hot mess
you can tell its a hot mess because i had to explain the drawing
here’s the sketch
inktober 2018 is over:(
its been a…slice
a little metal gear solid 3 action with volgin giving snake a jolt
you even get the sketch
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day 29: double
so here’s a little paper, rock, scissors between twin snakes; metal, and liquid
its hard to believe that this inktober is winding down already…
it’s been so much fun, and somehow, less stressful than last year
i don’t know if my results have been any better, but the schedule was easier to keep for some reason
hopefully i can keep it up because i’m going to head right in to 30 days of comics in november.
what’s in the box?
it’s a cardboard box!
very useful in the metal gear franchise
had no idea, but according to the metal gear wiki, raiden translates to ‘thunder and lightning’ or ‘thunder god’ in japanese… so today, a raiden sketch
day 26 stretch
forgot my waterproof ink so no washes today
drew snake’s left leg way too long in the sketch but corrected it on the inks
and since this is the third one of these i’ve done, i guess this makes it a ‘running gag.’
i’ll just show myself out…
took a bunch of sketches to get here but here we are.
a little 4 panel action with raiden and a gekko from mgs4 for day 24: chop
update: maybe it helps to see this piece like this:
a sketch i didn’t ink.
a sketch i did ink but didn’t love.
a third one i just went ink on. no pencil sketch underneath. its pretty frank miller-y.
im not crazy about any of them but…deadlines.
Inktober continues with prompt: expensive.
Snake caught with an empty wallet at the Metal Gear Store.
It didn’t occur me until after my first sketch that I needed to emulate the original metal gear solid inventory system.
Then I had to decide who was going to be manning the shop – the funniest and least likely choice felt like Psycho Mantis.
It’s also a good thing that this isn’t how equipment procurement worked in the original Metal Gear Solid. All those items would have been expensive for sure…
day 21. drain.
here’s a look at the initial sketches.
In the first sketch you can see that I thought I might need the jungle setting behind Snake.
On the second sketch, once I had just the figure of Snake, the life gauge, and the blood trail in there I realized those 3 elements were all that was needed.
At first I had the trail just going from left to right, but then I tried to give the drawing a little depth by having the trail come in at an angle.
Thanks for reading, and if you’ve missed any, you can catch up on all of my 2018 inktobers here…
the fury and snake again from mgs3