Thursday, February 19, 2009

I think I'm a blogaholic...

Seriously, there has to be a succinct and institutionally-approved prefix and suffix combination that creates the word to adequately describe such a disorder. If not, then blogaholic will do. I've noticed while going through some older posts, that there some things, while being fun to share, should probably have another home. Preferably one in which they're not rooming with my attempts at being an illustrator. Plus, with a supplement blog, I'll have more freedom to blab on about things that make me look more like a well-rounded human being with emotions and opinions and such. Getting on with things, I give you my latest fix.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Collaboration with Billy Welch

My friend Billy Welch recently offered one of his drawings to the general public as a challenge to see who could give it the best color treatment this side of the Mason-Dixon. Since I had recently bought a new Wacom, it seemed like it was time to go digital all over that drawing's candy ass.

I made two versions because I wasn't sure which one worked better. I'm trying to work with colored line work in Photoshop, but sometimes you can't beat the visual "oomph!" of black line art. Feel free to offer feedback.

Since I feel all show-and-tell-y, here's the painting in progress that I mentioned a few posts back that started as a drunken impulse. I'm doing well to develop it with more consideration and less Pabst.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Never mind...

...Blogger can be quirky sometimes.


Why is my blog blank? WHAT THE HELL?!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A few days ago, my friend let me borrow her Wacom tablet. Nothing particularly special about it. It was in fact, by today's standards, painfully obsolete. But for someone who's been itching to do some digital work, that old tablet was the sexiest thing in my sight. Now I have something else that will keep me busy and happily reclusive.

According to the last post...

...I was supposed to have finished a painting inspired by a drunken whim. Lessons learned:(1) Alcohol should never enter the equation when doing anything that's supposed to have a resolution. (2) The ability to draw, paint, drive, stand or do basically anything else is dulled by booze. So, (3) when intoxicated in any way, shape, or form, just hole yourself away until you become socially acceptable and STAY AWAY FROM YOUR BLOG. All that said, that night wasn't completely unproductive. I did manage to do a decent underpainting which will be finished and posted soon. Since I feel bad about not having a completed painting to show, here's a drawing that I finished yesterday. "Finished" is a tenative term,  but I'll use it since the piece saw a day's worth of nearly uninterrupted labor.