Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Waterlogged Fundraiser

So I thought I'd post something a little more finished, get everyone a little more interested in what's happening cause it's exciting! First let's release the sexy pirate Morgan of the Red Pelican! If you look back a few posts you'll see an earlier ink of him he's from a big story I'm working on. And most importantly he'll be appearing in the Pirate Gallery in Cloudscape's next anthology, Waterlogged - Tales from the Seventh Sea! Our fundraising campaign is going strong but we've still got a long way to go. This is going to be a hard cover book with one spot colour featuring some of the most amazing comic artist in Vancouver like Sam Logan (Sam & Fuzzy), Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Nina Matsumoto (Yokaiden, Bongo Comics), Colin Upton (Postmodern Mini-Comics), Gabriel Frizzera, Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), Jonathon Dalton (A Mad Tea-Party), Laura Bifano, and Jeff Ellis (Teach English in Japan). Check out all the perks on our Indiegogo campaign and pass the word along!

Next we have the finished coloured version of Full Circle which will be for sale at the Ayden Galley from May1 - June 2! Stratus is an art show featuring comic pages and illustrations from local comic artists. Come out May 3 from 7 - 11pm and meet many of the talented minds behind the work!
As a mental note, scan before framing, taking pictures of framed art leaves all sort of ghosts over the image.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Self Reflection

I find I do a lot of this, I look back at the things I've done and the things I should have done and I start to wonder if there are more of me and why on earth they don't talk to each other. Week and a half ago I was in the middle of a big project and while I was slaving away at it for 12-14 hours a day the only thing gong through my numb mind was "I should be charging more" in fact the thought was so profound that I had to stop, brake and draw it.

 I had a chance to Ink it the other day but really. I need to work on shiny black things cause it's not where I want it to be. But the hair is supper cool. So there is me and my 2 cents to my Past Self (the one standing) and Futures Self (the one cowering) and really it got me no where except for distracted. Like I said I was running on little sleep for about 3 weeks at this point (yey for back to back projects) and what does my tired mind decide to do instead of sleep... obviously keep me up till 3 or 4 in the morning sketching these little conflicts with myself. Here is another...

Because my Past Self is a Sadistic-Money-Hungry-I-Could-Care-Less sort of person, she will book back to back to back projects and then start cracking the whip. As a mental note, I should clean up sketches made at 3 in the morning before starting to ink them... things were getting wonky at the end there. And they are floating... yap... definitely finish sketches before inking. On a separate note, although hand lettering has lots of life... I'm not going to do it beyond sound FX. It's just too much...

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Almost Caught Up

Wow, when it rains it pours... First I moved then I never seemed to have caught up with work since last November... hahaha. I'll bet back into this now! Sorry for the wait.

Fist we start with the newer one! I'm happy to announce this will be part of the Cloudscape Art Show called Stratus that will be opening on May 3 at the Ayden Gallery. See details here http://www.facebook.com/events/148990701925781/

This is the preliminary ink, still got lots of work before it's done, but by Monday everyone will get to see a finished copy! Started the idea while working at the Vancouver Art Gallery for Family FUSE in the beginning of March.

This one is slightly older, I did it as a Family Day poster for an event that Cloudscape was holding. It was a character building class so I was trying to incorporate as many characters as I could.