More progress on my Rat Kingdom illustration painting for my stream last Saturday!
A tiny bit of color edits I had time to look at for Gogh the Goat Wizard. I’m not as confident with my color choices if I don’t have markers to do the palette choosing for me.
Some other experiments in painting over my old pencil artwork. I’m not feeling the values to be honest with myself.
An more older sketches.
In other good news, I am only one page of coloring away from completing Shirley’s Day! I’ll probably rework the lettering a bit and add a cover page, but I am very close to the completion of this three year project!
I missed an update due to C2E2 being two weekends ago! I had a good time showing off my work and meeting cool artists there! Most feedback on my comic just asked me to finish Shirley’s Day and print it myself to give away to people to show off, so despite all my doubts strangers like my artwork.
I despite not speaking to enough artists and attending panels, I had a decent time and I’m glad I went. Hopefully, next year I’ll be at Artist Alley.
As for my comic progress, I’ve made little. My computer crash during the stream and I didn’t save my progress, so I lost a good hour of work. Frustrated with faulty tablet drivers, I ended the stream early that night. I can knock out the comic another time.
Some artwork and sketches I haven’t posted yet.
I’d been doing some refinements on Gogh the Goat Wizard and trying to figure out a decent story for him.
One idea I have for a new comic story, is for Cole the Raccoon Merchant to meet up with a party of adventurers to sell his stuff to.
He’s inspired by the Guin Saga of books mostly in visuals and is a very minor character. Maybe when I delve more into the story, I could think of a better personality.
I was filling out my Sketchwallet and doodled this jungle cat girl during the train to the convention. I’m feeling the design a bit so I wanted to do some refining.
I did a turnaround sketch for her. I could stand to give less characters bandages though…
I’m currently thinking that Jungle Cat could be a suitable replacement for the big jaguar guy since she looks more interesting as a design.
I’m feeling the pressure of C2E2 looming to finish this comic or even my portfolio in general. If you’ve been following me on any other social sites I’ve been a bit inactive due to placing more priority on the comic.
I never feel like to use my time effectively enough, which is true, I spend a lot of my available time writing and reference hunting for a completely new project that I’m chomping at the bit to work on instead of Shirley’s Day.
I’m feeling nervous trying to complete this comic. It’s slower than I want and I worry that I won’t finish in time for C2E2.
Sketch I worked on in my car during times before work.
Concept Sketch for the Rat Queen and the Rodent Kingdom. They include (in clockwise) Squirrel Leprechaun, The Undead Sword Rat, Rat Captain, and…this bat with one eyebrow…
I still haven’t figured out names since I just sketch them without a real concrete story behind them yet. I just know they should be antagonists to Cole Blackmask, or even just tricksters. Who knows.