We’ve got a drawing challenge going with some of the guys at work and this week’s theme was Harpies. What with all of the wonderful and adorable mythical creature art going around I thought I’d give it a shot with a penguin harpy.
The self portraits from that meme I posted will be coming soon btw! I just have some work and my Sailor Moon Animate shot to finish first.
I’m a little anxious posting these guys up but at the same time I want to show them off a bit. While off the internet for the most part I’ve had some time to think about an idea I wanted to develop and bit by bit I’m starting to piece together a story for it. Of course for me that’s going to take a long while yet but I do like designing characters and so far these are the main’s that I’ve figure out at the moment.
Is it weird that I’m both really excited and really anxious about it? I’ve always wanted to make a web comic of some sort but just looking at all the research I have to do to build up the story on its own nevermind thinking about environments and costume details and aaaaah I just. Hope I can make these guys interesting enough and give them a story they deserve.
I might upload more sketches of them if you guys want to see more of them.
The wind and rain is so bad right now that the windows are screeching every now and then. I’ve haven’t left work yet because I don’t want to go out in that weather. Gotta love winters in Halifax eh? There’s snow and ice one day, rain and humid wind the next. It’d take the snow and ice over slush thanks.
Also I have ordered a new laptop! Decided to go with a Lenovo W530 all suped up which comes out to less than an upgraded Macbook Pro so I should be good for a nice long while. Only problem is it’ll be 4+ weeks before it ships and then who knows how long it’ll take to get here when it does. So it might be about 2 months before I’m properly active again online.
My laptop is pretty much dead. It’s blue screening every ten minutes or so and freezing any start up repair, memory diagnostics tests, or system repairs I attempt to do so I’ve given up. So art from me for a little while is going to be a pretty slow for at least a month.
In the meantime, I’m going to be doing more traditional art; maybe uploading the photos if I can figure it out on my phone (can’t download the tumblr app because of an old iOS). The resolution part of the title comes from me actually putting some focus into getting back into sketching. The list goes as follows:
So…does anyone have any recommendations of a good laptop for doing illustration and animation work? I’ve heard a lot of good things about Toshiba and at this point I’d be willing to give a mac a try but I’m done with Dell. Unless I ship my desktop over here I won’t have anything to work with at home if my lappy does crap out in the near future. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Young Avengers and Muppets still somehow end up bittersweet although it sounds like a funny combination at first. This mini comic was inspired by my friend Brittany when she bought some fuzzy gloves for Hulkling and it made me think of a Hulkling muppet.
Sorry I haven’t been putting up much content lately, especially after I started those Inktober sketches and just…kinda disappeared into the studio. Work was crazy for me for a while, lots of all nighters and missed weekends but I’ve gotten it somewhat under control again! I hope to be posting more things soon so keep an eye out!
Continuing my ATLA/Korra kick, this time with Grandma Katara and a much young Korra. I might have drawn Katara a little too much like my own grandmother though. I’m going to try and play around more with tone and shading in my next sketch, not sure who it’s going to be of just yet but we’ll see.