Obviously I have been catching up on my Naruto. Naruto is seriously one of my favorite things ever.
- 1 large turkey hoagie cross-section, approximately 4 x 4 x 3″
- 1 plate full of barbecue chips, kettle-cooked
- 2 Snapple ice teas
- 1 slice of chocolate cheesecake
- 1 pear
- 1/2 order of sliced chicken with garlic sauce (Chinese take-out)
- 1/2 order of mixed vegetables in light sauce (Chinese take-out)
- approximately 3 glasses of Fresca
- 1 foot-long Subway tuna sub (with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, black olives, cilantro, and mustard)
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY:
My pal, Dustin took some time out of his crazy rockstar schedule to draw an awesome piece for me:
Today, a momentary respite from the recent deluge of He-Man related sketches. I was working on this one a few months ago, but put it on the backburner as other things came up. I sketched and ‘inked’ this piece in Photoshop (in addition to coloring in Photoshop, as usual), so the result is 100% digital. The subject matter was pretty random. I started sketching a girl, which became a go-go girl, and then I just threw in a ray gun for the heck of it. This is what happens when I let my mind wander. Really.
I decided to stretch my wings a bit and experment with some textures for this piece–the blue and purple pattern on her dress was created by me, using pressure-sensitive opacity brushes in Photoshop; the other textures were taken from free texture sites (this one and this one). The texture for her hair is a sunset, and the texture for the boots and purse is stained glass. All in all, I’m pretty happy with the results.
Today’s post is still under construction! Or, at least what was today’s post is still under construction. So instead, you get this quickie:
Two manifestations of my raging ego in one week. WHAT A TREAT.
On the one hand, posting old artwork makes me a lazy and horrible person. On the other hand, I think this piece holds up pretty decently, and since only a handful of people ever saw this anyways, I thought it was worth sharing. Your mileage may vary.
Given my many nerdy ramblings, perhaps it will not surprise you to hear that throughout my teenage years (and beyond), the pursuit of adventure and treasure, via tabletop RPGs, took up a significant amount of my free time.
This one’s for you, Gary!
Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the rat:
A rough pen sketch, cleaned up and colored in Photoshop (2.5 hours total–pretty quick, for me).
Their dachshund did not like me.
I’m surprisingly pleased with how this one turned out. It sure ain’t perfect, but overall, I think it ‘works.’ I purposely made the shading on this one more ‘contrast-y’ for a slightly more dramatic look. Incidentally, I don’t watch sports (at all) and he’s not supposed to resemble anybody or be from any particular team.
GRAAR… BRAINS… REBOUND! GRAAARRRRR!!!
Charles gave me another speed challenge, this time a golem. Drawn in 5 minutes, inked in 5 + 3 minutes (I asked for an extension), and colored and typeset in about an hour. Yeah, I’m a slow colorist. ._.
Anywaaays, you should check out Charles’ blog–he was going to have some Golem-related videos posted sometime today.
6:59:20 AM me: i need a quick subject! (past quick subjects include: sasquatch, viking, platypus)
6:59:32 AM Kevin: Baby With Knife
6:59:36 AM me: NICE
Moments later, I am self congratulatory…
7:30:51 AM me: this baby is awesome
7:31:01 AM me: i’ll show you as soon as i scan it
7:31:13 AM Kevin: AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:16 AM Kevin: IT’S AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:18 AM Kevin: WHAT TIME IS IT
7:31:20 AM Kevin: AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:25 AM Kevin: (that’s the theme to my new show.)
But Kevin could not contain his excitement…
7:45:38 AM Kevin: WHERE MY KNIFEBABY AT
7:46:00 AM me: the question america is asking itself
7:46:19 AM Kevin: WE ALL LOVE YOU KNIFEBABY
7:47:42 AM me: lol… you sir, are on crack
He’s on the east coast, but WTF was I doing up so early??? Oh right, and the result of our conversation:
KNIFEBABY is trademark and copyright Kevin Church and Jason Ho 2007.
Timing me over IM, Charles challenged me to draw Frankenstein’s Monster in 5 minutes, and ink it in another 5. The plan was to color it in another 5, but I didn’t run into him again on IM, so I just went as fast as I could. It took me about 40 minutes to color and typeset this, because apparently, I am a sloth on downers. Oh well, under an hour is still pretty fast… for me.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, CHARLIE BROWN!
I plan on using the weekend to get ahead on this here blog… we’ll see how that goes. O_O