Monday, January 28, 2013

IF-wings (more)

A couple of sketches and inkings I did about a month back. I hope I get a chance to color these this week.

Original sketches. Was playing with the differences between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. One's all curves, the other's all angles. And they both have great hands to play with.

For some reason, I can't remember why, I decided they needed to be birds...... I flipped Fred..thought it would work better if he was this way with the Gene bird. Made an unsuccessful costume change to Gene.

And the inkings. Minor tweaks to Gene and a costume change...while not as instant as the Singing in the Rain costume, the American in Paris outfit makes more sense the to body style and the rolled up pants are signature Gene Kelly too. I'll post if I color....really want to color....(I haven't said that in a LONG time! yay!)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

playing AND IF-wings

Yay! This post works for the prompt this week! I'll probably do another one later in the week...I have a sketch I want to finish.

I'm in love. I bought myself a Cintiq at the end of 2012 and just got it set up yesterday.

I did not love the Cintiq yesterday...after hours of trying to get it set up, I was ready to sell it off cheap on ebay to the first bidder.

A couple of phone calls, a long rant to my buddy over at, a few tech head friends, and some research and searching fixed my tweeky problems. But, then I had to resent my Cintiq for a few hours. Now, all is forgiven and I'm in love.

I wanted to start small. I need to get my color work back on track, which has been banished for a few months now.....I'm starting to see a glimmer of hope.. It's a start....a start I can stand. Whew!

Sketch how I normally ink and another style

 ...and the color trials.

first, black line with the new rough brush render I'm trying on for size. Like this one.

Second, the same smooth inking with colored lines....meh...not so much.
....and the rough inking. I think this is the direction I'm going to keep trying to play with.

Monday, January 21, 2013

IF-myth-more fun.

Just sketching...trying to do sketches everyday.

......a couple more....

And I'm slowing wading back into color....more to come.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Yoders are Coming!

Feeling really, really rusty after finishing up a style guide project. Here's hoping that my drawings will come back to feeling normal soon. I suppose it would help if I sketched in something other than ballpoint pen. These are some Amish reference sketches for an upcoming project.

Going to try and do some sketches everyday....I'll post the good, bad and the ugly. These are the latter. They can't all be gems.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


No new sketches....just a happy post.

I'm done! Yay! I've had a beast of a project that I've been tackling for the last 3 and a half months....and I just finished it today! Happy me.

That's all. More sketches to come.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Quickie sketch and inking. Shaking off the rust and going to try and get back to a weekly post. New toy to play with in the next few weeks...can hardly wait...but, have one more project to wrap up before I can start playing....more to come.