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Hand practice!

June 4th, 2007 by

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!

hands and layout for 54 hands and girl sketch hands 03 hands 04 hands 05

hands 06 hands 07 plus employee girl

AIR #54 – The Prophesy

June 3rd, 2007 by

Here is the firstest comic made entirely on paper, then scanned into Manga Studio and fooled with, then exported into Photoshop CS2, turned into CMYK, then exported as a .gif for your viewing pleasure. I will do the background tomorrow when hiking is completed. I used different line tones on this one than the other one I practiced on in the previous post. I like it a little better when you can actually see the dots. Also, the preview image below has the best hand I think I’ve drawn to date. Always improving!
Enjoy, and as always, comment away.

air54 preview

The General Manager

June 1st, 2007 by

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.

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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.

Old stuff

May 31st, 2007 by

Here’s a really old, and lousy, caricature of a guy named Brett I made in high school and a joke that I find hilarious. I don’t know if I made it up though. Probably heard it somewhere…

senor citizen

Brian Hefawitz

May 30th, 2007 by

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.”

Brian and More Brian Hefawitz brian and the boys

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.

More Jonn

May 22nd, 2007 by

Here’s a drawing that I know isn’t the best because it’s missing feet and the linework isn’t finished.
Eventually I’ll get better.

Glaring jonn

Don’t listen the noise

May 19th, 2007 by

Check this out! Ignore the noise for now. I am using a clip from a Thrill Kill Cult song that is a line from the movie Midnight Cowboy to do some dialogue testing. This is just how I’m starting the piece – a big heavy coffee mug.  Animators – give me C&C.

Coffee Mug Test

Sketches!

May 16th, 2007 by

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.  The problem I have is drawing long hair.  Where does it connect?  How can I keep him looking like a man with it?  I think it’s obvious it’s a drawing of a male character, but you never know.  Also – I like to make things that look like crappy rubber stamps.

jonn sketches

The Jesus

May 9th, 2007 by

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.

first jesus sketches jesus 02

portrait of a christ

Of course, I’d welcome some constructive criticism, if you have any.

Adventures in Retail #53

April 22nd, 2007 by

I’m not quite finished with this one, but really, am I ever? Perspective takes forever, especially with parking lot lines. I am going to try to do them digitally for this one and a couple of the previous ones, but I need to go to bed. I also need to go back and change a few things on Stew’s pants and Brian’s uniform. I decided it needs more black. Anyway, here is Adventures in Retail #53. Enjoy.

Jonn loves snack food.  AIR 53.