Tuesday, April 21, 2009

...and another thing

Here is something else I did a day or so ago. This past Sunday I made the mistake of walking into an art supply store and well...that was that. So one of the things I bought was a book of blank, pre-cut postcards. (Yes I know I could cut them myself) but these were so cool! I also got a new set of Microns and drew this with no pencil first. I think at the time I was wishing for a cure to Hay Fever hence the mad scientist's outburst. I colored it with a set of brush pens I bought at Kinokuniya and hadn't used much until recently. I really like coloring without the computer sometimes. Hopefully the next attempt will come out a bit less muddy.

The Last Biz Cards

So these are the last of the cards I did before the networking event I went to. I started pulling motifs from classic film...for some reason. My favorite was the Alien™ one...HATED to give it away. Overall I only gave around 5 cards out of 20, but I was pleased that they were received well and my friend Tricia chatted me up and told anyone I gave one to the whole story of how and why I made them. The person I gave one to, stared at it for a minute and then said.."You know, there's something to be said for craft". I agree and plan on doing more of these when I have time so I won't get caught rushing at the last minute again.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DIY biz cards

So on Saturday I'll be attending my Grad school reunion, and I figured I'd use it as a chance to do some networking. Since I have no printer and my old cards are outdated, I thought Id create a set of cards (each with its own sketch) for the sole purpose of driving people to this blog. Here is a sample of what I have so far. As you can see, Nekko is the star of all of them while past characters posted here are also showcased!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Swimmer Grrl Part Deux

This is part 2 in my strip titled - The Loneliness of the Single Lap Swimmer...maybe Single Lane would be more appropriate. Anyway, I may rescan this panel sometime soon as I did it this morning on no coffee and as a result forgot to erase the pencil lines! CRAP!!!!!

Anyway here it is...TADAA.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Alien Child

A spoiled, petulant looking alien child who is clearly given anything she wants. I was inspired to create this piece after purchasing the fruit on the left at a Whole Foods I ended up in one day.

I think its called a Citron. The second I saw it I knew I was going to draw something based on it. In fact, the cashier asked that when I finish, I come back and show her what I did.

Ive been back once, but for the life of me, I can't remember what she looks like.
Full circle FAIL I guess.....

Drawn in ball point pen and colored in Pshop.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Swimmer Grrl Part 1

Another weird product of random thoughts spawned during a morning swim. This will be a 4 or 5 part strip about the embarrassing misfortunes of a lovelourne swimmer chick.


Ola! Back from a short break to work on some things that I cant yet post.
I have also gotten on Twitter, so Im kind of hoping it will help get
more of my work seen by folks. Above is the character Im using for my
theme on that page. I figure I'll have some fun with it and change up
the image of SketchGrrl on a seasonal or holiday basis. neow!