Diary Comic – Bookstore Woes

 

I’ve managed to get out another diary comic this week. When I started inking it I left off the borders and I think it actually works nicely that way. Below is the sketch of the comic so you can see my process a little bit. I’m trying to get in a lot of comics practice right now because I’m working on a new, spooky all-ages comic for a project over at Illopond.com. That being said, if you have any critiques please pass them along! I have thick skin, I promise.

 

 

I’ve also been working with my character design for the spooky story (the working title is The Detention). I’m working on getting my protagonist just right so I thought I’d post a few more sketches of him for Sketchbook Month.

Sketchbook Month – Day 28

 

Today’s sketches for Sketchbook Month are some character sketches I’m working on. I’m creating a spooky comic story for a new Anthology over at Illopond. I think I’m getting close with the one in the lower right, but I’m still working on it.

Sketchbook Month – Day 24

Today’s sketch for Sketchbook Month is brought to you by our little post-neuter whippet puppy. He’s been making a giant fuss about wearing his cone and he finally slept in it this morning which will hopefully lead to a smoother night tonight.

Sketchbook Month – Days 22 & 23

Here are a few little character sketches I did and below is the first character cuddling with a polar bear.

 

Doing a sketch a day has been harder than I expected! I do so much drawing that’s not just for fun that it’s difficult sometimes to make my brain relax and just draw random stuff. This should prove to be a good exercise and hopefully I’ll keep up the habit as much as I can.

Currently, I’m finishing up the skate deck I’ve been working on, finishing up an illustration for the Village Voice (yay!), and working on a few personal projects. Also, you can now find my work over at Creative Boom in their LookBook.

Sketchbook Month – Day 21

I’ve been terrible at keeping up with Sketchbook Month lately. I’ve been drawing a lot, but mostly sketches for other projects that I don’t want to show until I’m finished. This sketch is for a personal project I’m working on.

Sketchbook Month – Day 16

 

Today I decided to post my sketch for the Montana Skatepark’s On Deck auction. I volunteered to decorate one for the auction. I’m not really into skate culture and have never decorated a skate deck, so it’s an interesting challenge.

With this one I was putting way too much pressure on myself since I knew lots of people would see it and it would be auctioned off. I’m finally happy with my plan for this circus performer happy hour. I was already excited about the illustration and then I added the drunk circus master which really brought everything together for me. Sometimes one little thing can make a big difference. I’ll be posting some process photos once it’s finished, which will probably be next week.

Sketchbook Month – Day 15

 

I’m so behind on Sketchbook Month! Lately I’ve noticed a lack of variety in the people I draw, so I’m trying to practice drawing lots of different faces in all styles and shapes.

Sketchbook Month – Day 9 and 10

 

The end of this week got away from me, so I’m behind on my sketches! Here are sketches for Day 9 and Day 10. The good news is that I may have a little diary comic to post later today.

Sketchbook Month – Day 8

Here is my sketch for Sketchbook Month Day 8. I’m working on my piece for Society6‘s Superheroes collaboration and this is the original sketch. I hope to have it completed tomorrow.

I would also like to announce that I now have a gallery over at Imagekind. I have prints for sale at Society6 but I think they only reach a limited audience, so I want to have a place to collect everything I have available. Check it out! I’ll be adding more work in the near future, but I wanted to get it up and running.

Sketchbook Month – Day 7

Today’s sketch for Sketchbook Month is inspired by our whippet puppy. He’s super energetic and smart, but if the leash is touching his leg at all, he refuses to move. I drew him in a mask and cape because I’ve been brainstorming for the Superheroes collaboration over at Society6.