Monday, June 30, 2008

new cartoon alter ego

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i really thought this one wasn't going to work out until near the end... and overall I'm pretty happy with it even if i didn't go as far as i really could have with it.... i could be nit picky but I'm not going to bother.

this is pretty much me attempting a fleshed out drawing in flash to see if i can do it for a 2 page comic i wanted to do in a powerpuff esque style. I've always been a big fan of it.... my biggest problem right now is not going wonky enough with the backgrounds.... but thats a small detail.

the comic shall feature my alter ego, turtle jay.
my cartoon alter ego, turtle jay.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

old man

I've been trying to get more cute simple lines into my cafe sketches lately. Also, I've been trying to get all of my drawing slightly more uniform... as in i don't have a completely different way of drawing when it comes to character design than from when I'm doing life drawing or cafe sketching... just trying to make things bleed over a little more so the skills translate.

I'm going to go for more of this.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


today me and my buddy ollie were doing cheap caricatures at a street festival in Toronto.

i snuck this one in while he was drawing someone else. no markers here, its all color sticks and probably my best caricature to date.

it was really nice to draw people for cheap... somewhat more inclusive. we got an entirely different crowd than what we would have got at wonderland. I'm using the money i earned today to buy rejects, the amazing book of extreme caricature art by Joe Bluhm. overall, its been a good day.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

batters up!

this is what i've been up to today. just a random not really thought out design. it was fun. i think i'm going to go for more color, try and experiment a bit more... working in color at wonderland is really helping me get a bit more comfortable with it.

just trying to sketch more often... i'm not really happy with my draftsmanship and the only way to improve it is to keep on trucking... so here i go.

i should probably be working on other projects... but i just kinda felt like turning my brain off, watching movies and drawing.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

A couple of comics

here are two more installments of my comic. nothing to write home about. i think i mostly need to do more planning when I'm laying these out and actually spend a good chunk of time on them. I've felt a chunk uninspired to do more cause of these.... I'm thinking less often much better comics might be a better idea.