Hunter X Hunter ruined my life.
So I’ve been slacking on the updates here as of late, because, admittedly, it’s much more rewarding to post stuff that gets viewed.
My tumblr, once again: http://modrawz.tumblr.com
I will still keep this as a more current portfolio of sorts…But damn, those notes and reblogs are nice for the motivation, y’know? xP
I may do a series of all the Neon Genesis Evangelion pilots in chibi form, with flowers.
I dunno, they’re fun to do and all girly-pretty colors ‘n junk.
By the way, I finally broke down and made a tumblr for my drawrings…Sort of a mirror, of sorts. That actually gets views. xD
I’m truly upset at myself for letting two months go by without an update. It’s not like I haven’t been drawing.
Um, here’s a WIP for now (And boy, I’ve sure got a crapload of ‘em.):
If it looks “tracey” it’s because I drew and re-drew that sketch over a billion times. It’s a look I like, as long as it’s honestly done. Like, if this were a traced photo or something…nuh-uh. Cheeeeating. But I’ll trace over and re-draw my own works ’til the cows come home.
But I digress.
A webcomic I’d been following for, like, four years just ended its run recently. It’s not like I was a huge fan of it – the comic had its share of problems – but I respected the artistry and work ethic behind it.
The fact that they just ENDED it (prematurely, mid storyline!) – I dunno, it’s kind of given me the much-needed-kick-in-the-butt to get going on my own work. It’s like, what am I waiting for? My comic will never be perfect in the beginning, and if I keep putting it off it’ll never, ever happen.
It’s a good way to start off the year I guess. Hopeful. Motivated. Hopefully, I’ll keep this motivation going full-steam.
Aesthetically-speaking, Fall is my favorite season at work when it comes to drawing and decorating.
I drew all of this last year, but I don’t think I ever posted a picture of the final display. I was – miraculously! – able to re-use these foamcores. I just had to clean them and give Scarejoe something “new” to say.
I totally recycled that $7.99 from a previous chalkboard, but had hella fun with the lettering on this. And, yes, that is a Pokemon. That was fun, too.
I’m getting really sick of writing the word “pumpkin,” but had fun doing this one, too.
So, it’s not like I never finish anything…I do, I do.
Here’s a long overdue sign dump. I figure that sign art gets kind of boring to look at after a while, so I haven’t posted much as of late. Still, it’s interesting to see how much I’ve improved since taking over this position almost two years ago. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve developed style and speed, and everyday I’ve become more comfortable with my abilities.
Sometimes I feel like there’s a latent graffiti artist lurking inside me…It seems to be where my letters and numbers are heading!
One of my on-going goals has been to do more digital painting. So…Here’s a little exercise.
There’s about a million things wrong with this, but – like I’ve said – it was a nice exercise. I learned a lot.
Each digital work I’ve done has taught me something so it’s never a wasted effort!
This was drawn and painted in Paint Tool Sai with a bit of editing in Photoshop.
Fun Fact: The dress the girl is wearing was inspired by an outfit I saw a plaintiff wearing on The People’s Court one day. The woman was considerably heavier, but it made for a good outfit on this lady. xD
This is a bit of a WIP, but – for all intents and purposes – it could go up like this so I won’t label it as such.
Behold our new Pastry section topper. It’s a pseudo-parody/homage of a famous local business so I hope it doesn’t piss anyone off. It’ll be easy enough to change it if that happens, but I really hope it doesn’t come to that.
The desserts and crown were done on foamcore primed with chalkboard paint. I’ve had a bit of a troubled relationship with the stuff, but since figuring out that I could prime it working with it has become much more pleasant.
I’m thinking of maybe adding two more small desserts to this, but we’ll see.