I started this picture last night while hanging out with Jana. The idea was from a postit sketch I did at work a while back that I really liked. Tried going big with it. Finished it this morning, scanned, filtered and colored slightly. I like it.
Back one more time to put up some more sketches from various events and time spent at 33 Revolutions, my local coffeeshop. It’s springtime now and I’m really loving the weather. It’s also the Bay Area so we get quick shocks of cold every once in awhile, but for the most part the sun is shining and people are out and about and it really feels like life is coming back to area.
I did the above and the below drawings while at my day job. Not sure what gave me the energy, sitting under the hot flourescent lamps of that cave of an office, to keep going on, but I did and I’m pretty happy with the results considering the resources I was using.
This is Mako, the leader of the Tigersharks, an 80’s superhero cartoon I used to love. This was painted quickly for the Drawing Board forums jam.
Will be back with a few more including a sketch from 33 Revs of the store and my sketches from the SF Sketch Crawl.
I was having lunch with my mom and grandmother the other day. Sitting there eating my lasagna and struggling to breach the language barrier to have a decent conversation with my grandmother I started thinking about her and her habits. Habits and traditions that go back before she was born. Habits born in old Japan. Solid traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation which she carried with her, first to Hawaii, where she raised my mom and uncles, then, to the mainland, where she’s been trying ever so futilely to instill them in me.
One of the more recent habits she’s formed, a habit that spans my whole family actually, is one of gift-giving. Not of giving gifts just to be nice to someone, but because it’s an obligation you must keep, no matter what. In Hawaii, food is almost always the gift given. And if you refuse, then you go to hell! Well, no. You don’t. But, you might want to after taking the massive amount of guilt the gift-bearer will ultimately lob in your direction. We cannot live with ourselves if someone refuses a gift from us and if one refuses food, especially hand-prepared food, food made with our loving hands, then, we might as well not exist anymore.
This little strip was done with all that in my mind. It was meant as an experiment on technique more than anything. I just wanted to see what it would take to do a strip once, then on a regular basis.
OK, so I haven’t logged back in for awhile. School is kicking my ass all over the place. Ironically, it’s the funnest semester I’ve had at the Academy. I get to be really creative with my projects, not just learning techniques for learning’s sake.
I have a tone of sketches to put up here, but have been too busy to scan them in. But, it’s spring break now, so I’ll be up here more. Here’s the first:
This was me just playing around and getting used to drawing some characters for a new project I’m pencilling now. Yay me!
I did this sketch during my first class of the semester. I was “listening” to the introduction lecture which was just the same old speech every instructor gives during the first week. Needless to say I was bored. Not that the class wasn’t interesting. I think it’ll be pretty good as the semester rolls on, but for now I got time to do stuff like this.