Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shining with Joy: a story about faith

I didn't mean to spend most of my day drawing the story of a really personal encounter with a saint. But, hey, I did, so why not be vulnerable and share it with the world, eh?

I'll be Rocky... be the 8' tall Soviet


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?"

Friday, February 5, 2016

Comic Convention: Part 4

Wrapping it up! This has been a big learning week, and I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend with plenty of reading.

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!]

Comic Convention: Part 2

 [With apologies to Connie Sun!]

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.

Friday Night

Apparently, this is what grown ups do on Friday night.

Clearly, I'm a little off since this was drawn late Friday night, and I'm posting it on Monday morning - but today is hourly comic day, so today's post won't come until late, or tomorrow morning. I'm not sure yet. I've got a busy day ahead, so I'm hoping I can keep up with the hourlies! I'll give it my best shot - anyway, enjoy this (scheduled) post for this morning.