29 July 2010

First Page Done!!

I did it!
I finished the first page of my new comic. Things are looking pretty good.
I'm going to wait to publish it on my comic site until tomorrow, but I am so excited, I'll post it here now!

But from now on, I'll only post them on DrunkDuck. Don't worry though, I'll spread the word when there is an update.

27 June 2010

Sweetheart Roland

You are not going to believe this. Not only am I updating my blog, but my update is about a new comic I am about to begin.

I am finally done with school and I can get back to doing my own artwork. I love drawing comics and I haven't drawn my own comic for over three years. It makes me sad just thinking about it.

But I am not sad anymore, I am very excited. You are seeing it here first! I am starting up again on my web-comic, Faerytale Grimm with a new story!!!! Sweetheart Roland.

It's a story of escape, true love and gruesome, gruesome violence like only Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales can tell.

Here are some Character Designs I've been working on:

The Witch

The Ugly and Wicked Stepsister


These were pretty quick drawings, I really just wanted to get ideas out for how I wanted them to look. So now that I have their basic look, my next step is to write up the script and move on to the storyboards. Before you know it, I'll be drawing comics once again!!!

More about Faerytale Grimm

I started this web-comic on July 25, 2006. It is a collection of short stories from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. For the most part they are taken straight out of the book, though for the readers sake I may add a little something to help pace it or have it make some sense.

So far I have 4 complete stories, (one being really long) and then I began The Crab Prince. That's when things died off. I liked that story so much I wanted to do it really well, and add more of my own telling to it but I got overwhelmed with it and put it on hold.

Then I started a job where I was drawing comics for someone else, and it was hard to find the time to do my own stuff. For three years that's how it was like. But now I am done with school and quit that job for a full-time job. Now the spark to do my own work had begun again.

I will start off with the short story Sweetheart Roland, and someday I would really like to pick The Crab Prince again.

Go and read it here.

04 February 2010

So Cute! Cards and Bags!

So It's been awhile since my last post. But I'm back with some new stuff.
This is my last semester at Pima, so I'm really going to push myself to produce some great work. My first assignment for my Product Design class, is a line of greeting cards.

What better line of cards to make than Valentine's Day, and even better when they are sickeningly cute.

"You blow me away,

"You are the greatest gift of all,

"You are my sunshine,

These are the icons that appear on the back on the card, along with my logo.

In my Package Design Class, we had to design a shopping bag. Going with my adorable streak, I went with a Cupcake Bag!!!

This is just an illustration of the bag. I did print it, along with the cards. When I get the prints back I'll post pictures of them. You really can't appreciate these pieces unless you see them as they are printed. The cards even have envelopes that I made for them. They look totally legit.

If anyone is interested in giving one of these cards to your sweetheart, let me know.

17 November 2009

Realistic Water Bottle

I just completed this. I thought it was so good that I would put it up now.

There was no drawing involved in this. Just making shapes and gradients. I didn't even start with any kind of sketch, I just looked at my water bottle, and build this.

Illustrator is an amazing program because I can do stuff that's very fun and cartoony, but it's also a great tool for creating hyper-realistic images. I could use a 3d program, but I think this way gives it a nice illustrated feel to it, and plus this was an assignment for my Illustrator class.

12 November 2009

Muscley Men and Cute Disney

I have some new stuff to show you today.

First though, I would like to take this opportunity to let you in on some news.

The play "See How They Run" will being playing at the West Campus until Sunday. As you know, I did the poster design for that, so I gotta spread the love.

The West Campus will also have a Student Show that will be opening next Wednesday and it will be open for two months. I have a couple pieces in it, all of which have been posted on the blog. Though, these pieces are HUGE PRINTS; Probably about 50 times larger if not more, than the images you have seen on the screen.
So if you can, please go check it out, there are some great pieces going in the show. And I have to say that the people producing the show, and printing the pieces, and getting them hung have been working really hard for all us students. They are the real heroes here.

Molly and Carl got married, as if you didn't know. Congrats to them for being awesome and having an awesome wedding.

Also, all my dreams have come true and I now have a felt squid, thanks to Jess Bates. You should go see it, she has pictures.

Now, let's get on with the artwork. YAY!

Nico had a little rant about movie posters, which was so totally true and sad.
I had to do a movie poster for my Illustrator class, definitely made me feel like movie posters should be illustrated, not boring photos of the big celebrities that play in them.

Inglourious Basterds, one of the best movies I've seen this year. It had on-the-edge-of-your seat intensity and it was full of the lulz. Though, slightly historically inaccurate.

Yeah, it was totally not my usually style, I usually don't draw anything that includes muscles, baseball bats, blood, and swastikas. So this piece was pretty fun because I got to practice outside my comfort zone. I could have pushed it further though and made it darker and grittier.

But, you know, I love my cute and adorable illustrations, so after many sketches of big muscley men, and manly gruff stuff, I went back to practicing some Disney-looking styles.

This is me, Disnified.

One of my first attempts to emulate more of a Disney style, because people keep saying my work looks like anime. It probably does, because I've been doing that style since I was 13, that was how I learned. But I want to break out of that and make my work to go beyond the typical, "Eh, I like anime, look at me, I can draw anime, OOO! Look the huge eyes and back-breaking huge breasts. See how I draw anime. I'm going to be a Manga-ka in Japan some day. huk-huk."

Anyway, I just want to keep working on learning different styles and practice different techniques because they all are so fun and different. So I think you will be seeing some more manly muscle men, and cute disney illustrations from me.

I have to get back my reading my Harry Potter, I have to know what that crazy moody teenage wizard is up to next.


P.S. Marc is awesome and great.

01 November 2009



22 September 2009

Vectors are cool and I like them.

I'm starting to get busy with school, but that also means I'm actually starting to get my stuff together and I'm producing more artwork.

As I'm sure you've all noticed, I'm totally into Illustrator right now. It just so happens that I'm in an Illustrator class. So I present to you, my first Illustrator assignment.

Our assignment was to make a face using the pen tool and what have you. Most people traced pictures, but I drew another cute little character.

This one, I took inspiration from vintage style and colors. I really like using limited palettes, the kind you see a lot in vintage colors.

By the way, I did not make that texture in the background, it's one that came with the program.