Monday, May 31

Practicing My Putting

Merry Memorial day. Duffy Allen and I are gonna get together for a holiday based/themed/inspired drink & draw (or some such). Maybe someday when we're not broke we'll actually drink during a drink and draw.

Here's a little homage to Lars Brown and North World with a little putt putt golf. More Ink and digital coloring. Should really just clean up the colors so that I can ditch those bulky brush-work outlines. Maybe that's just me.

I doodled the original of this on the bus to the spokane comicon when the bus missed Allen and he missed the con. Coincidentally, I accidentally saved over my print ready tif with a 72dpi png. Weak! Guess I'm not printing any posters.

Haha! Multiple entendre.


Sunday, May 30

So Shiney!

I'm totally blogging on an iPad right now. I'm gonna have to admit this is pretty awesome.

I think the twenty-first century just pissed my pants for me. Too bad it doesn't have the courtesy to clean up after itself for me, especially since I already took my shower for the day.


Thursday, May 27

Pixel Balloon Head

Happy Thorsday! ohhh, and a full moon. cool!

Made a little animation and pixel art for my friend Allen based on one of his disfigured monsters he made for a project he's got in the works.

I'm not sure why blogger has semi-blurred the images (it might just be this computer), but if you click them you can see some nice sharp pixels.


Tuesday, May 25

Monday, May 24

Sweet Sticky Something

Allen has been hassling me to upload this so I figured it was about time. We had an art jam sometime last week. I got to use his ink and brush and then I crashed on his couch, good times! Also played around with some more digital coloring & this one didn't turn out too bad!

Also went and got myself a DeviantArt account so to have some stuff in more of a portfolio setting until I get off my ass and finish my website. Ch-ch-check it out.


Saturday, May 22

Spokane Comicon Art Cards!

Spokane Comicon was awesome! Super bummed Allen Duffy missed the show because of his job and what will be known as 'the bus incident'. Luckily his monster mini-comic got handed out at the show by some old friends of his!

So, neither Allen, nor I, had a table for this years comicon, but I did stay up all night doing water colors to makes some art cards to hand out! They were super fun to make and I loved every card, I hope they found good homes.

(as a side note, I felt a tad silly handing a card with 'waxed moustache' as the website to a guy with an awesome waxed moustache, when I can't even wax my moustache yet)

Here's some pic-a-tures for those playing at home!

Here's a little bonus '+a million pictures' of a fake time lapse of the creation process of the cards. Click for full screen!

Friday, May 21

Clouds & Cookies

More watercolors and inks! Pixie's lyrics and some potato biscuits I made last night. They're not cookies, but they look like cookies and it gave the title alliteration... whatever.


Thursday, May 20

Blue Thursday Night

Still playing with ink, I'm in love with brushing ink and ink washes right now. Busted out an old set of watercolors from September in Bellingham and tried adding some color to a few sketches, I can dig it!


Tuesday, May 18

Soooo Smooth

I just started doing a sketch exchange with a friend of mine and to start it off I did an Ace of Clubs. Though, I don't imagine anyone calls him that except himself.

Just for fun I threw on some color. Not bad for not playing with color since the dawn of time. Oh, I would totally rock those pants everyday forever if I had a pair.


Friday, May 14

Games, Art, Food

Fridizzle for rizzle. word. Time to share some food pic-a-tures and some more random links.

Here's a pic I snapped last week of some snow in May (hooray)

My bike didn't have a good week. Need to get the whole front tire replace since the tube exploded while I was riding. Luckily it's sunny so I can just walk everywhere!

Onto my random links of the day: video games and silly animations!

Games Can Be Art; an awesome website dedicated to fantastic games and the discussion of the medium as an art form. Beautiful!

Recently Cave Story was picked up for WiiWare, but prior to that it was an amazing indie game (and still is!) Here's a really nice fan site (the downloads section includes the Cave Story music, music creation downloads and some indie game dev downloads!)Just an interesting site I stumbled on while looking up some of the older Games Can Be Art games that I had missed. Check it out, Good Old Games. Bam.
Friday? Penny Arcade time! If you haven't seen this yet, go check out some of Kris Straub and Scott Kurtz blaminationmations. Silly and hilarious ('God damn it tetra-cop! What did I tell you about my age in proximity your bull shit?!')


Wednesday, May 12

Wednesday May 12th

Here's a collage and some sketches! After a word from our sponsors, links!


Here's some links! Stuff I like (today atleast)

"Scott Pilgrim" has been inching in my ears as the days go by. Unfortunately I have still yet to read it, but I just found out it's going to be a movie. It looks awesome, I can't wait to read the comic!
Awesome movies? Awesome toons! I found Edible Castle through Newgrounds a little while ago and I felt the urge to share; snappy art, witty humor, and awesome site design. For serious, check out some of their toons and play Return to the Cubuture.
Comics rules, zines rule and finding a free printout of a zine in comic form? Amazing! I found a copy of DV Zine in the computer lab on campus a few weeks (months?) ago and loved it! I've shared it with all of my friends and now I'll share it with you. Dvorak ftw.
Allen Duffy is awesome! True story. Go get the free pdf of his not-for-profit kids Monster Delight book and learn how to be the best monster you can be. Then buy a copy and spread the love to your local computer lab or neighborhood kids (money goes towards supplies and shipping, but that's it! If any of that money goes towards him, I probably end up costing him that much peanut butter and pancakes)
I don't spend as much time on the world wide web like I used to, I've even limited my blog intake from evangelical zealot to casual follower! I've got my list, my crew, my posse, but every now and then I stumble though new blogs. Every once and awhile I find something amazing. Enter Jeff Soto. Fantastic stuff, check it out!
well, that takes care of that. Happy Wednesday!


Monday, May 10

EWU Studio Art BFA Program Application Presentation

Here it is, for you to enjoy, discuss, critique or ignore! (please click the images for the actual pages, these are simply 'sneak peak' panels)


Wednesday, May 5

Vid'ya Games

Ever' once and awhile I like refresh my obsession with crawling through dungeons, swinging swords and casting spells. I must tame the final boss! I don't ever plan on 'growing up' and loosing interest in video games and comic books; I'll play D&D until I die and I'll always be a geek, dork, nerd and munchkin.

So today I spent a solid chunk of time being a chibi knight. I became a chibi mage, I cut an' burned and I grinded until I had exhausted the available adventure. Sweet graphics, beautiful music and quick to learn gameplay. Plus it's a nod to Zelda II!

And if Chibi Knight is a nod to Zelda, then I can't rest without a nod to Mario! Enter 'Enough Plumbers', a clone cloning clones game (e.g. Braid or P.B. Winterbottom). This definitely heads in its own direction from the two previously mentioned XBLA games, all in all a tricky little puzzle game (I still haven't gotten all the medals yet). A nice contrasting transition from Chibi Knight's flash graphics and full sound to some classic 8-bit music and pixel graphics.

My friend Jason introduced me to this game not too long ago and I fell in love. The gameplay isn't anything new, but the music and level design is absolutely hilarious and fantastic! Click the image to head to a YouTube page to hear some of the theme music (it begins as pure description of the game, almost a pitch for purchase). I won't spoil the surprise, but as your points increase, by killing zombies, the music warps and the baddies and background change with the tone of the tune. Awesome!

On the topic of games, I recently found out that there's a Game Developer Conference starting tomorrow that's only less than 300 miles away! Damn! Tommy Tallarico is gonna be there (those are his eyes in the corner, watching you). I'm sure he'll be there spreading the word of his latest release: The Gamer Warz 2. If not, he'll probably talk about video game soundtrack composition or something.

Since I'm talking about games today instead of food (omg wtf? no bbq? lol?) I have to mention this open source game developing software I found called Construct. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but if you flip through some of the tutorials there are some videos of platform games being built at an insane pace! Check out the collision mask and platform movement videos, they've got Braid art!

Speaking of Braid art, my mind was blow when I found out that David Hellman is the mind behind both Braid and A Lesson is Learned! A Lesson is Learned, but the Damage is Irreversible is/was a webcomic that seriously explored the infinite canvas available to comic artists on the web (Scott McCloud talks about the infinite canvas in his book Reinventing Comics). I highly recommend, nay, I urge you all to go check out David Hellman's old online comics. They're beautiful, hilarious and amazing.

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