Friday, March 2, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Hey I started making journal comics on February 5th and managed to not miss a day so far! You can see them all at a higher resolution through the journal comics tag on my blog.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I started doing journal comics this week. It’s something I’d been meaning to do for the longest time now. Right now I’m taking it a day at a time, but the goal is to fill up heaps of these notebooks with journal comics, never skipping a day, no matter how uneventful it may have been.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Did some sketching with a Kuretake brush pen and a .3 Hi-Tec-C in a cheap-o notebook (don’t know how people can draw in expensive sketchbooks. Makes me WAY to nervous). It felt good to draw with something other than a wacom tablet for the first time in awhile. Gotta remember to do that more often.
My dream stache.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Been toying around with the idea of an Alice in Wonderland illustration for awhile now. Here’s my take on the mad hatter.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I recently moved back to Japan (in the south, pretty far from the earthquake), and wasn’t able to update for awhile. Finally got a chance to sit down and paint something today. Just fooling around with some watercolor to see what it feels like to paint without using a computer.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Couldn’t resist drawing one snacking on some helpless people too.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Did a mock up sketch of the Momotarou (Peach Boy) illustration today. I feel like I’m getting there and ready to start planning the next one :)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Can’t decide between the fun happy baby in the gross exploding peach, or peaceful sleeping baby in a pristine peach for my Momotarou (Peach Boy) Illustration.
This is the story of Momotarou, or…Peach Boy!
The story dates back from a waaay long time ago, so I decided to set it in Heian Era Japan (around 1000AD). I have no idea what Heian Era Japan looked like, so it took awhile to dig up photos of the typical home interior, but its pretty awesome to learn about how they lived, and what they wore.
Once again an old, kindhearted couple make their appearance. This time around, they aren’t poor and starving, but they aren’t happy either, cause they’ve never been able to have kids. One day the old woman finds a bunch of peaches in the river, takes the best looking one home, and just before she cuts it open, it splits apart, to reveal a baby inside! Naturally they don’t find this freaky at all, and they happily raise the son as their own.
He grows up to save the village (with the help of a dog, a monkey, and a bird) from a clan of demons living on a nearby island, and they all live happily ever after.
Sketches of the gooey baby coming out of the peach to follow. Tomorrow perhaps?