June 5th, 2007 by Ajay
Archive for the 'Drawings' Category
June 4th, 2007 by Ajay
Here are a whole bunch of hands. I have a book of hands by Bridgman that is just great. I brought it to work and drew from it trying to figure out why the hands looked the way they do. Then I tried to draw hands on my own. If you look at the hands from comic #48 on through the current comic, #54, you can see how much I’ve improved from the practice and studying. Here are a bunch of my practice slash study pages.
In the first page you can see a better sketch of the layout for comic #54, which turned out better than I expected. It took quite a while to get them tones to look the way they do, which is minimal, but decent. I’m not sure who all those sketches are of in the last 2 pages, other than the girl employee. I did a whole bunch of stuff at work today that I will scan in tomorrow, including the Kuss-tome-airs, and some sad looking fat guy with skinny legs what resembles a woman at work. EWW!
June 1st, 2007 by Ajay
Oooh, spooooky! In my experience, the higher up someone is in managing a retail store, the less actual work they do. They walk around with their blackberry, sending emails to other higher-ups boasting about what trivial actions they forced the peons to do that day.
I’m not sure when I did these sketches, but I like the way he looks. Like a dick. Short-sleeved dress shirt with a tie. Tall. Khakis. *shudder* He’ll always have his blackberry thing with him and always be looking at it. Never making contact with the people that are doing the actual work. He wants you to do all this work, but he doesn’t respect you enough to even make eye contact! Wow, your job sucks.
In the first and third pages there you can see prelim sketches of comics that will appear in the future! Obviously, one is AIR #57, the other is AIR #54 which I have half inked on my drawing table. I’ve redrawn all but 2 panels so far. It has a really great hand in panel 4 though.
May 30th, 2007 by Ajay
Here are some more sketches. These, in particular, are of Brian Hefawitz. He meets Jonn and Stew when they fall through the hole in the wall and end up in some crazy world with the biggest mall the boys have ever seen. He’s been there a while, it seems, but Danny will correct me if I’m wrong. Brian looks to be in his middle 50s, is losing his hair and has a good paunch going for him… if a big belly can be considered “good.”
The first image there has a couple of things I want to note for you.
A) I don’t know what I was thinking when I drew this guy? Consider it a completely random guy on the road to drawing the GM.
B) A really poor drawing of what is supposed to be the character Evan. Wow.
C) This is Sergei Dmitriov. He is a truck driver in the Roadtripping comic. As soon as Manga Studio arrives I can finish the comic I was working on when the trial ran out and get cracking.
The GM can be seen in the bottom right of the page. I’ll show more of him later.
May 16th, 2007 by Ajay
Here we go, using this draog like it should be used. Posting sketchies! Here are some practicey drawings of the character Jonn. He has 2 ‘N’s in his name because that is fun.Â The problem I have is drawing long hair.Â Where does it connect?Â How can I keep him looking like a man with it?Â I think it’s obvious it’s a drawing of a male character, but you never know.Â Also – I like to make things that look like crappy rubber stamps.
May 9th, 2007 by Ajay
I don’t post enough sketches on here, but that’s because I don’t do many worthwhile sketches. I tried sketching some naked girls and they turned out horrible. On the other hand, I finally have a somewhat decent drawing of Jesus for his chronicles. I had another page of sketches but i only took out the 3 that were good. They are the top 3 tinier sketches on the first image. Nothing else on that page was good, so I just cut them out and put ’em on that page down there. The one with the least amount of Jeez-eye. You should be able to see the one I like. I still need to figure out what he should be wearing.
Of course, I’d welcome some constructive criticism, if you have any.
April 15th, 2007 by Ajay
I made this! It’s a model of the mall that Brian is taking the guys to in the Retail storyline. I made it with Sketchup 6, from Google. A fun little program, but as you will see, it doesn’t provide very good export images. Really, I just want to use it for making some buildings for reference and it is easy to use.
February 7th, 2007 by Ajay
Howdy, my 7 fans!
I have been working on several things at once and trying to get some sleep so that I might not fall asleep at work as soon as I get there. While I’m actually working.
My birthday was a few days ago, the 27th of January, if you are curious. Had some drinks, had some folks over. Got the first few issues of Invincible, which I heard about from Scott Kurtz on his podcast, and I’ve read the first 3 volumes at least 3 times each. It is a super hero comic that absolutely rocks. I’ve never read many super hero comics, but this one is amazing. Check it out.
I want to thank my brother- and sister-in-law for the gift certificate. I bought these fantastic books with it. If you can’t see, it is 3 Bridgman books and 2 Hogarth books. Super helpful already. Thanks, Sarah and Eric!
As to the next comics, I have pictures of what I have done and my good friend Chris Miller, some kind of robotic DJ man, is going to be helping writing the AiRoad comics! He is awesome at it and the ones he fixed up are way better than what I had. Here is some pics of AiR #52. As you can see, I skip around a lot. It is only taking about 2 weeks per page! I have to bake a cake for work tomarrow, but I will do what I can to work in this.