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You might or might not remember the tattoo I was thinking about getting after my show. I was never quite happy with it as black wings, so it sat, and then near the beginning of this year I started playing with turning it into a multicolor thing instead.

On the plane back from Seattle, I think I finally got something that makes me happy.

I will have to consult with a few tattooists to find one who I think can make this work, and to see if anything resembling yellow that intense is actually possible - there may have to be one more round of revisions before this goes on my body! But it's something I intend to start working on in the next few months, once we get to Seattle. I really feel, at this point, like it would be a bad idea to stick a huge load of Boston ink in my body just as I'm about to leave.

Then I ran my laptop's battery down playing a video game for a while. And switched to the sketchbook.

sketchbook stuff )


May. 23rd, 2010 03:00 pm
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Yesterday we went over by [ profile] somnialcat's place for a visit. Hopefully we'll manage at least one more time before we're gone out of town. [ profile] kaputotter made some awesome barbecue, and, as usual, I mostly hung out in a corner and drew. We didn't end up putting any video on so what I drew was mostly about me me me except for when Nick poked some things into my head.

lots of boobies and peeners )
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I ran the 2012 Olympics' mascots through my patented de-chibifying process. This was the result.

Why the London Olympics felt that the 2012 games would best be symbolized by a pair of gay men with cameras for heads, I'll never know. I'm not even going to touch the fact that one of them is wearing a spandex singlet with Bart Simpson giving a blowjob on the front. But I will say that I'm really not so hot on Mandeville's decision to dye his hair blue and do it up in a couple of ponytails.

(thanks to [ profile] ianmcdonald for pointing out the security cameras, which got me thinking in this direction.)


May. 19th, 2010 05:25 pm
egypturnash: (vixen mask)
Sitting at the cafe with Nick.

"I'll be back, I'm gonna pee and then I'll probably get a muffin."
"Muffin muffin muffin muffin muffin muffin."
"You're not a muffin."
"Muffin muffin muffin muffin."
"Maybe you're a foxmuffin."
nsfw: cartoon boobies )


Apr. 7th, 2010 12:43 am
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Monday, I went out on the back porch for the first time in ages. And I drew. Here's some of the bits I liked.

Contains boobies. )


Mar. 14th, 2010 11:42 pm
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Doodling, I found myself scribbling out ideas for a website redesign. Is it time? Already? The last one was 2007.

Anyway, this one seems to want to be rebuilt with Modern Web Technologies - css3 perspective transforms on Javascript thumbnail carousels, most of the content on one long page (though i'll want to have some kind of fast nav for the lengthy-by-now illustration and sketchbook galleries - a spiral rather than a circle? dunno), maybe even a new backend to replace the aging Singapore...

I kinda have other things to do first, though, like chapter 2 of Absinthe and moving the hell out of Boston!

the start of a process )


Feb. 16th, 2010 03:30 pm
egypturnash: (Drowning City)
So yeah, I was doodling direct in AI and the first thing that came up was Alecto.

I know her chin and ears are wrong here but I can't remember what's right (oh, there it is, in the icon). Also note that judging from the silhouette of the Superdome, the story's explicitly set in New Orleans now rather than in a dreamy copy of it with the serial numbers filed off. I suspect I'll be processing some lingering stuff related to Katrina when I do get around to doing this story. Sure, add that in to the other old wounds I'll be obliquely licking, why not?

I wanted to pull something from either the Heaney translation of Beowulf or from Gardner's Grendel to put on this first doodle but I have neither book handy any more, and the Internet wouldn't serve up a pirate copy of either.

Read more... )The "Midwinter 2011" date is not a promise of any kind. Although that'll be ten years since the central character walked into the back of my head and wrapped her cold, lonely self in a story I'd started to put together a few years before.
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op art cut )

Ah, that's much better. Staring at this while I work on it has chased Woodring's horizontal vibrations right out of my system.

There's stuff that's going to go on top of this but I'm seriously thinking it's time for sleep.


Dec. 30th, 2009 06:32 pm
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Titties! )


Dec. 19th, 2009 09:02 pm
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Some sketchbook stuff. Nudity, breasts, drugs, mind-control, and silliness - you've been warned.

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First design roughs for reimagining one of my top 10 video games ever. If I can convince Jeff that 'using Cippy again' involves 'remixing Ancipial for the iPhone' then I will have a giant fangirl explosion of squee.

The femme variant needs to have her shapes pushed a bit further IMHO, I just wanted to see how the color cycling would work. She's not quite balanced against the gooniness of the original sprite - and might change from a unicorn to a goat as well. At likely in-game size the lines vanish; I'm probably gonna try big swaths of rainbow-cycle-color instead. And then knock out some animation cycles.

The bubbles over their heads and general dazed looks are due to the cheerfully absurd excuse the original game's story made for throwing all kinds of nonsense at you for enemies: the complex you're infiltrating is full of a gas that is toxic to humans, but only mildly hallucinogenic to these goat-people.


Aug. 16th, 2009 03:18 pm
egypturnash: (hellboy)
Doodling direct into AI.

Read more... )

Someday I would like to do some comics with this character but despite all my best efforts she still feels too much like Hellboy fanfic to make me happy. Even though she owes as much to the Shadow and to some of Lord Dunsanay's early work as Mignola.

Her name is Mary, she used to be completely human, and she kills monsters. Occasionally tentacles and stuff sprout out of her. Normally her shadow is human, I dunno what's up with the first drawing - maybe she's having a really bad week.

edit. The more I look at the two pieces here that're more than just lines, the more I think that would be a pretty cool look for if I ever do some comics with her. The sketchy mono-weight lines with solid areas would be an interesting place between Mignola's schtick and mine. As long as I don't mimic his idiosyncratic ways of handling some surfaces.


Jul. 20th, 2009 07:55 pm
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Well, not quite sketchbook. This is all stuff I doodled into AI.

Includes nudity. )


May. 6th, 2009 09:39 pm
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[ profile] tracerj put out the call for stuff for the AC conbook, and I said I'd do something. Nick and I worked out the plot summary and I roughed out the first page, then did nothing until Jessie said "hey there's 3 days left to deadline!".

3 more pages of this, also unfinished color piece with boobies. )


Mar. 21st, 2009 03:07 pm
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Someone on the Illustratorworld forums had mentioned that he uses AI's 'scribble' effect to do the fake currency pieces he plays with. I felt like trying this - and yes, with a bit of fiddling with the settings, you can very quickly turn solid shapes into something that looks like currency!

Even if you don't bother looking at real paper money, or actually finishing them - which is why I'm classing this post as 'sketchbook'!

I am pretty sure that "rounds" are actually coins; the Skylands are too romantically-anarchic to have transitioned from coins made of rare but otherwise useless metal onto paper money. On the other hand I could also see forgery being hilariously rampant - this one is kinda supposed to look like it's poorly printed on crappy newsprint. Print all you like, your wealth is determined by your chutzpah and whether or not people realize that the note you're passing has your own face plastered on it...


Mar. 9th, 2009 03:20 pm
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Just a couple of direct-Illustrator doodles of Absinthe.

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Mar. 8th, 2009 10:28 pm
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Using a triangular art brush for doodling really makes for a different look. Maybe it's just because I've been looking at a lot of Asterix for that little card game redesign today, but the way the lineweights change really reminds me of Uderzo.
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And the last chunk of stuff I drew in the past couple months! I think most of this post was actually drawn back home in Boston.

This wasn't. It was drawn somewhere between my last animation lecture and the drive back to New Orleans.

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More of the stuff I drew at odd moments during the past two months in Louisiana.

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