If they die I’ll still remember you

Jeez, where have I been?  Well, I’m still hard at work on the WPR consciousness comic (Meet Your Mind) and another unannounced project, I attended a wedding and a concert this weekend, and I cohosted a house warming party last week.  I’m trying to wrap up a lot of things before September 14, because I’m going to Washington D.C. for SPX and to visit my friend Mary, and I would LOVE to go with a clear conscience!

Pink Martini at the Oregon Zoo!  This is the second time I’ve gone to see them at the zoo with my friend Kayla.  We love it!

I just came home from my last French class of the summer course.  My mom and I have been studying for a year and a half, and are on track to finish all of the 200-level courses offered at our school before our France trip next year.

Two good
French + Pink Martini = the song I listened to pretty much nonstop this weekend

Some recent sketches:

 I don’t mean to be a tease with the pixelation–it’s just around sketches that give away a project I’m working on, and some sketches that are just dumb/bad.

I traced over these guys digitally from that last sketch.  I really like these kinds of digital coloring styles (more, more, more, more, more) and I’m inspired to experiment a bit, although it’s been a bit painful to compare myself to what I’m trying to imitate.  C’est la vie!

He rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars

My studiomate Dustin Weaver introduced me to The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast last week. It is “a staged production in the style of old-time radio” and it is absolutely hilarious. There are a lot of great segments on the show, but Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars is by far my favorite. I overcame my podcast ineptitude to download and listen to everything currently available. Naturally, here is some fan art:

There are several hours’ worth of material available on iTunes. Go! Listen! And people have made some pretty awesome art for the show that you should check out.

Let me go and I will want you more

September piece I kept meaning to color:
Flat colors:

And with a flat green layer set to ‘pin light’:

I get the feeling that this is a beginner effect, but I like it. So bah.

Messing with your head again

New illustration:

Actually, I drew this in August, but only now finished/colored it.

Are you here with me?

EDIT: the final version:

My Monsters & Dames 2011 submission:

Monsters and Dames 2011 by ~Tallychyck on deviantART

It doesn’t look quite right/done to me. I’ll be tweaking tomorrow. Feel free to critique!

For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

Warm-up drawing from today:

And colored version:

The dust has only just begun to form crop circles in the carpet

I’m using this sketch from Stumptown to practice coloring on:

I think I’ll make prints once I settle on colors I like.

This is show time this is show time this is show time

Aw dang! Over the Surface 2 minicomics are printed and assembled!!!!

I will distribute them to my thesis committee tomorrow along with the final draft of my paper. Next Wednesday, I’ll present my thesis and be DONE! :D DD
With the thesis behind me, I will turn my thoughts to other art projects, including making the minis available in my Etsy store. So close, you guys. So. Close. Then that anthology story, those illustrations for people, new Between Gears pages…

Here’s that cover image for you:

She burns like the sun

Previews of my pages for The Legend of Larsha: Swings & Slides by Jake Ingman:

If all goes well, Jake will have a minicomic version of this story out at ECCC! Aaaaand back to work I go!

Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

Here’s a digital mock-up for the Wonder Woman piece. I will watercolor it, but to help myself plan out color and lighting, I need to play around with it digitally first. Someday I hope to be able to visualize things in color, but right now my brain works in grayscale.
As you can see, there’s a lot I need to leave white in the background. I’m testing out some drawing gum now on scrap paper to see how it holds up to a medium wash. So far, so good. I guess there’s always white-out, but I don’t like the bump that leaves…

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