Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not Sorry

City of Cards C2.24: HERE!

And now, things get really weird.

Working on the pencils for Chapter Three, I've been trying to get myself to do more brush pen art.

These roughs are great for helping me figure out how I want to capture a panel. It also helps me loosen up which is something I'm still trying to work on.

I've also uploaded this sketch to a new sketch group I'm a part of with a bunch of other really great artists. Check out The Sketchy Crowd at it's current location.

I also received a book I'd ordered this week in the mail and while I've already read it online, I'm very happy to have a copy in person complete with a great sketch as well. Please check out Rich Barret's Nathan Sorry for some amazing work.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

18/01/2012 - Why Not?

City of Cards C2.22-23: Here!

That's right, two pages this week because even though I'm crazy busy these two pages read way better together than separate.

One of the great things about my job is how much I learn as I work. I'll be the first to admit, Illustrator and I haven't always gotten along but I an see how necessary it is for my work. What I'm doing to help teach myself is to slowly go through and build/rebuild logos for all the companies and recurring locations in my comic.

It's nothing fancy, but it'll be fun to have a catalogue of logos and icons that I can pull from.

Other than that, I found today's internet blackout day to be kinda cool. I know it was for a good message, one I support thoroughly, but I also just liked going to different sites to see what they did to show support. One thing I love about the internet is how it encourages creativity and that was very clear in how it chose to voice its outrage and frustration over SOPA.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting Good

City of Cards C2.21: Here!

From pretty much this page for the next month or so, this is probably my favorite part of Chapter Two. No doubt, I'm really proud of the work I've done on these pages. Maybe next week I'll get around to doing a process post or something about all this.

Till then, yes things are busy at my job so no sketch this week, but it's worth it. I love what I do. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to show off some of my design work.

I did do something for the heck of it, though. I made a YouTube playlist of the songs I listen to while writing/drawing Ace-centric pages in my comic. You can listen to it HERE.

Hope you're all doing awesome.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012! What's it Gonna Be?

City of Cards C2.20: Here!

I've got a new stick comic voting incentive up this week. It's about the military, and something Plato has pretty strong opinions on. You can vote to see it here!

I also managed to actually do a little sketching. I don't know when I'll have the time to color this, but I definitely plan to. Secret from the Young Justice comic and Solstice from the new Teen Titans comic:

So yeah, in a lot of ways part of me feels like Solstice is Secret 2.0, but that's not necessarily a bad thing and I look forward to seeing her develop as her own character. I welcome any and all cheerful smoke monster lab experiments.

Moving forward into 2012, I have a lot planned for City of Cards. Mostly, I just want to thank all of you that have been reading it so far and I hope you enjoy the story to come.