I was trying to get some fanart done for the Montreal Mini Comicon and I've always been a fan of Starcraft...
On another note, I finally figured out what the problem was with many of my images displaying over-saturated colors when viewed with Firefox and Chrome. Apparenlty they can't handle the colors of jpegs when I choose "original size" from the embed link in Picasa. Now I just upload PNGs.
Please let me know if you notice any other display issues.
The "Soyuz" is a commissioned design I made this summer for Restless. It was recently released and can be purchased at many fine board shops in the Montreal area and beyond, or you can order directly from their website (though I'm not sure if it's specifically listed their yet).
The red part of the board is actually the wood of the deck itself stained red.
The other board is one of my older designs named "Telsa Bunny" (also available for purchase). I only included it in this post because I don't think I had ever shown a picture of the deck itself.
I was asked to create a design with the Soyuz theme in mind. I took inspiration from some old Soviet space program art that I found online.
I rarely make fan art. In fact, I find fan (fanatic) to be much too strong a word. In any case, I just finished watching the 2 seasons of J.G. Quintel's Regular Show and I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say High Five Ghost is my favorite character, but I certainly like his design and premise. Thought it'd be fun to combine him with Pac-Man.
Cheyenne told me to post more naked girl drawings to increase my blog traffic. I said naked guy drawings would be more original, but that didn't happen. In any case, here's a wingless water faerie doodle.
Ive finished a new short short I really want to post, but it's kind of on hold until I figure out what I'm doing for sound.
The Canadian federal elections are coming up soon, and I got this idea for some minimalist t-shirts for each party. Each of the leaders seem to have one very distinctive feature on their faces, usually but not always some form of facial hair. Not sure if I'll get any printed, maybe if there's any demand. They were just fun to design really.
I'm not very politically-minded, however I do think it's important to vote regardless. During the last election I was still at Sheridan studying animation and many people "were too busy" with their school work to bother to go vote, which is totally bogus. Exercise your rights, yo.
I'm currently working on some bigger things, but I wanted to take a break and do a little color doodle. This one's based on a sketch (which I lost but have a fond memory of ) I made last year after reading War of the Worlds. Feels like it's been done before, but whatever.
Although I've put "Une Vie de Maigre" on indefinite hiatus, I'm still planning to continue Korean Comics as soon as I get it's website running. I'm also working on some new short short animations!
Finally I get to post something. I've been too busy lately, plus I just moved into a new place, so I needed time to unpack and such. Anyway, I'm making a point to properly set aside time for my personal work from now on.
I don't normally post my sketches, but I've been making a point of trying to sketch more on the go these days, so I might as well show a few of those drawings.
Caricatures of friends.
Captain John “Jets” McFadden
A Harajuku Couple
Meanwhile, I've been getting these really bad shoulder pains. The weird thing is that it's on my left side and I'm right handed. It gets bad when I'm at my desk at work all day, so it's becoming difficult to do some personal work when I get home. I still use my left arm a lot for hotkeys and such. Just typing this is killing me. I gotta see a specialist.
I've finally gotten around to seriously studying the Korean language, which is a nice break from my art-related pursuits. However, it occurred to me last week that I may be able to merge both passions into one.
I've always found that restrictions allow for more creativity. In this case, my severe lack of Korean fluency poses an interesting challenge in coming up with entertaining comics strips.
The idea is that if I continue the comics over a long period of time, the text will improve along with my grasp of the language, making it a sort of journal of my progress.
Hopefully I won't insult an entire culture in the process.