busy staying busy

I’ve been busy as a bee working on projects. The next two chapters of The Adventures of Juniper Black are all about drawing architecture. That’s just what I’m into drawing these days. Here’s the first page with some color thrown in for context:Image

I’ve started doing two quick projects I’ve had kicking around for years now. The must be done by christmas, so they are front runners, currently. I can’t show them off, quite yet.

I’m laying out pages for a zine about my experiences at Ghostcamp. I’m thinking of calling it “Only Downward Strokes”. Ghostshrimp is not a cult:


Yesterday I drew this to warm up for secret projects:


It’s a gender swap of my favorite baddie from Metal Gear: Rising. I’m surprised no one else is drawing gender swaps of that game. Everyone is pretty androgynous already. Maybe that’s why no one is, it’s too easy.

Then, today is one of my favorite artist’s birthdays. Liz Prince‘s comics made me realize how awesome diary comics can be. I feel like I really cut my teeth on my current level of comics because of her. Drawing everyday is hard. Diary comics are slightly easier, because they’ve already wrote themselves. So, I drew this for her:


This has all been proof that I’m busy working on things between the things I’ve been working on. So, I’ve be extra busy staying busy.

EDIT: Oh, and in two hours, I just rocked out a new header for this site. It’s more detailed than you can really appreciate in the tiny header. Here’s a higher res:


Audio: Childish Gambino.Because The Internet / The Way Way Back.OST

Visual: The Breakfast Club / Prometheus / Return Of The Living Dead


Plugging Away

Proof that I have been working on something big:


I draw as I go along, mostly. I know the key points I want to happen, but mostly let the story lead me. I drew myself into a fight scene. I’m not the BEST at them, so I try to draw them, to get better. So, that’s what’s taking me so long. I’m pretty sure, as of today, what to do next. We’ll see, in the coming week.

I’ve mostly been doodling, in my fight scene artists block.


I hear Naruto is getting good again. I need to go back and re-read a bunch of it. I started playing Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2.The Broken Bond. The fight animations are definitely helping me with my block. I love “drawing” inspiration from all forms of media, not just comics!

Then, I drew myself as a Hogwarts student:


Obviously, I’d be a Slytherin.

And, finally, I’ve been spending time everyday drawing the buildings in my town. I really like drawing architecture. It’s hard, but fun. I enjoy pushing my artistic talent by doing stuff I don’t like doing. Here’s the one I did today. I didn’t even want to ink it after penciling, because it was SUPER nuts:


I’m going to try to do most of the buildings in town (there aren’t many). they finished book will not be in color. I just threw some on this one ’cause Photoshop was already open, due to coloring other stuff.

PROOOOOF!  I am working on stuff and not just neglecting my blog.


Audio: Yeasayer.Fragrant World / Blackalicious.Blazing Arrow

Visual: The Cabin In The Woods / Breaking Bad.Season 5