Showing posts with label children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label children. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Homeschool routine

Back to school, but I'm determined to keep up with my monthlies! I notice beverages play a central role in many of my stories. Hmm... 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Taking Charge

I'm not sure there's anything actually funny about today's comic, but I think this was the first time I wasn't asked to deal with the bug, and I was pretty happy about that. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Minecraft Conversations

I had food poisoning yesterday, which meant the kids got unlimited app time, and I had plenty of time to reflect on the absurd things they had to say. Catching up on my comic today!

Thursday, February 18, 2016


I ran out of planned material, so I'm a little late today, and maybe fishing a little for ideas. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feelin' Groovy

I really am groovy like Paul Simon, guys. 
I rushed through this comic a bit because I just got a new Wacom tablet (!) and I'm trying to figure out how to use it. So I figure its okay if things get a little worse for a few days, because soon they'll get better, right? Let's find out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Let's talk about horses.

Watching the conversations of kids, especially the girls, and their social dynamics is entertaining.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Don't forget my mouth.

This week I'm focusing on drawing figures from life. Watching other illustrators last week, I can more readily understand how each component of a comic book is often done by a different professional: writing, drawing, coloring, lettering. I'm especially impressed by the skill it takes to make the comic figures look clean and simple but still with correct proportions. I'm out of practice, so I think I will worry less about narrative for now. Spending some time just drawing the figure is in order.

Expect lots of kids this week, since that's who I'm surrounded by most of the time. And like this one, they give great advice while you're drawing. :)

the original drawing

and the comic version

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Falling Asleep Very Quickly

I take the weekends off, so today is a guest post by my 6 year old (colored by me). The kids have caught on to my little project, and keep saying, "Was that funny? Will you put it in the news?"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Open Doors

Baby interlude. I can't do this kind of comic daily (I spent about 7 hours on this one today!), but I'm working hard on developing some new skills and was feeling pretty pleased with this. Enjoy!]

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hourly Comic Day

Whew, this was harder than I expected! I think I learned a lot about what is really necessary, and what is beautiful and communicative. I still have a lot to learn about media, and need to practice working with the figure more. This was a great exercise.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Drawing in the Waiting Room

I meant to develop a routine of drawing in the mornings, but I've been enjoying it and drawing whenever I can.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Naptime Envy

Bonus post today, since I'm experimenting with my markers. I've been worrying that I'm missing out on line quality by not using my Brush pens more, so I decided to test it out with a simple sketch this afternoon. It was obvious right away that my trusty 08 was much better for this scale drawing.

Now to see if I can still nap for a tiny bit of nap time!

The Morning Watch