Sunday, April 24, 2011

A little blasphemy for your Easter Sunday.

Hey all (all 7 of you). It's been a few days since the last update and even more since the last drawing. I'm over at the family's for Easter and decided to take some time to do a little sketch. I think everyone knows by now that I tend to keep things light and possibly offensive though not maliciously so. Regardless, here's a little Easter doodle to celebrate the biggest baddest zombie there ever was on his very special day.

Friday, April 22, 2011

And sometimes for no reason at all, I photograph my toys.

So I bought the Killzone 3 Helghast edition when Amazon had a sale and it arrived today. I know very little about the game or the premise since I haven't really played the series, but I always liked the visuals. Anywho, this edition came with a pretty neat looking figure inside so I decided to play around with the old camera and take a couple of photos with it. No reason at all for it really, just something to do.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sometimes I wonder why I bother waking up.

Well, it's been a few days since I've tried jumping back into the whole work regiment and the results haven't been great so far. For the most part, and easy-going schedule usually has me do about 5 pages of recon work a day. A few weeks back when it was peak deadline crunch I was hovering closer to 9-11. So far this week, I've been doing about 2 and a half per day. That's pretty weak. Granted it's Golden Age stuff which seems to get pretty crazy and goofy with the colors at times, but that's still some sad progress.

Ideally, I'd like to avoid spending ALL day working. A 9-to-5 day for 5 days a week schedule is basically an impossibility for anyone who freelances (you guys know what I'm talking about). But I'd love to wind it down to 10 hours per day for 7 days a week? That's reasonable. That would give me much more time to draw, play video games and watch an occasional movie or two. But, first and foremost, my ass needs to get faster on this Golden Age work.

So today, I did this doodle. I have no idea who it is. There is not story or background behind, I just wanted to mess around with a more cartoony style today. I ain't getting paid for it, I'll do what I want dammit! :P

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Work and eye strain = ?

So I'm back to work doing color restoration on some Golden Age issues. The heavy uses of red in the work usually do a number on my eyes and head. Today was really no exception. In addition, I haven't worked on this stuff in about a week and my desk is in a new position so the muscle memory for work is all jacked up.

So I decided to stop early tonight and putz around in photoshop for recreation instead. It's no a completely fleshed out image. I was just playing around and decided to try and at least try and make a face out of it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Practice makes.. something

Man, I used to draw like.. all the time. Then I got a comic-related job and hardly draw at all. How the hell does that work really? I'm not really sure I can explain without sounding whiny but what it all boils down to is that after working all day 7 days a week at the tablet, my brain gets sucked of any energy and ideas. Big deal right? At least I'm not digging ditches or doing "real work". Still, something got crunked in the brain at some point.

A blank page used to be an opportunity for any number of creations. Sadly, these days, a blank page can look like an overwhelming sense of nothing. Which brings me to this blog. I'm hoping to at least force myself into post semi-regularly with doodles and whatnot. I'm hoping that in these early stages at least, it'll just be good practice and reawaken my brain. Most of the stuff will be crap, but hey if I'm lucky.. sometimes it might not be.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quick doodle before bed.

Pretty uneventful day. Went out for dinner at Rock Bottom and had the pleasure of sitting next to some really obnoxious people. Hell I'm not the easiest person to deal with but these guys were some winners.
Ah well. Made myself do at least a little drawing before calling it a night.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

You call this a launch?

Yeah, it's pretty sad isn't it? I've wanted to start a blog of some sort for a while, but really couldn't come up with a whole lot. In the end, I realized that if I don't start it now, I probably never will so here' it is. I finally have a little bit of free time and decided to put.. SOMETHING on here. Hopefully I'll come up with some better designs down the road, but I'm not promising anything.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I thought it'd only take a day or two..

So a little while back I decided that I would redo my workspace. It's just been getting more and more cluttered with each passing week. Work keeps me pretty busy so my rooms layout has been kept pretty plain for the past few years.
Boy was I unprepared. I assumed it'd only take a couple of days..but it pretty much took all damn week and almost all day every day. It's more our less done now. It's not the best studio by any means, but I can see the floor now and that's pretty damn nice.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yet another test.

Taking a short break from the work to test out how well the blogger app for android works for making a post.

I'm currently about for days away from wrapping up daredevil masterworks volume 6. After that, I get to rest a little while I take care of some errands and rearrange my studio. Once all that gets taken care I'll hopefully get back into drawing more while I jump into golden age marvel comics masterworks.