Monday, November 29, 2010

RIP, Raymond

I'm sure a lawsuit from Batman is coming.

I'm posting this from Orlando, Florida right now, although we haven't been to any Disney World parks yet. We have been on the Disney World property though, having visited a few of the resorts and Downtown Disney. I believe we're going to our first park tomorrow, when we visit Magic Kingdom during their Very Merry Christmas dealie. Should be fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Heart Tink (aka Disney World 2010 Begins)

People, that's my other arm and hand under the blanket. Don't even try it.

Dat's right, we're going on our next mostly annual trip to Disney World. Although not quite yet, we'll be leaving later this week. So if you wanna come, you still got time (if you can pay your way, provide your own transportation, and we don't hate you). We've always gone in the Summer before, but we wanted to try it later in the year at least once so we can see how they pretty up the place for Christmas. As with last year, I'll be making stupid comics and tweeting about it while we're there.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gorillaz Evangelist Character Design Contest


The above link will send you right to my entry for the Gorillaz Evangelist art contest. Here's a link to the main page of the contest, which describes what it is they want you to draw. Basically, they want the Evangelist to be the opposing force of their Boogieman villain that's been causing trouble for the band in their latest Plastic Beach chapter. Other than that description, it's pretty open.

I immediately thought of the Boogieman being from Hell and the Evangelist being from heaven, so I thought to make him look like a singer who died famously, and John Lennon fits that bill pretty well. At first, I thought of giving him the Beatles haircut, but that made him look like Austin Powers, so I went with his "hippy" look. That worked out pretty well, as it also gave my design a bit of a Jesus look, which fits right with the heaven and hell thing.

Then again, that along with the leisure suit kinda makes him look like a Bee Gee...

So if you hate the Bee Gees, you can go to the voting page and vote for what you do like. In fact, you can vote for as many different entries as you like.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Comic Book Cover Character Ink and Background Color Progress

Moving on.

Okay, I think I'm finally done drawing the characters. The muscles do look a bit better than they did when I first started although some of it's still a bit off, like the bottom right henchman's legs. But I can't stand much more of it, so I'm gonna move on to the coloring phase. In fact I already started:

No, the buildings won't be see-through. I just didn't get to them yet. I think I'm gonna be a hypocrite and use that orange and teal palette that I hate seeing so much in movies. It's not a bad palette, it's just that Hollywood uses it way to much. But I'm not Hollywood. So Ima use it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Comic Book Cover Character Ink Progres 3


Even thought the characters are all inked out now, I'm still gonna call this a "progress" update. I recently got a book with much better muscle references than what I had used before, so I'm gonna double check what I've done so far. What I assume will happen is that I'll discover my muscle placement is crap and will have to redo most of the inks.

I gotta learn somehow.