Monday, December 27, 2010

finnishing up and new projects

 I have taken this winter break time to finish up this drawing I have had, it is to big to scan at home. I plan to color it digitally and I think I want to make this into a silkscreen poster. I am thinking several colors printed on some nice paper it would make a nice edition. I still do not know.

This is my work area, a small fold table. It is a down grade from my large drafting desk, I got rid of the desk to make room for more space. I still have the desk just placed in another room, hopefully one day I can find the right balance of computer and table/desk work space. I started a new drawing this one focusing on traffic I also plan to make this one a silkscreen poster. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

working on watch me

This past semester I made a small mini comic called watch me. I have posted pages from that on this blog so far, and I will post all of it eventually. But after finishing it I did not like the cover so much. I gave it to a few people and there are some mistakes. So I plan to reprint it, adding 4 more pages, one more single page comic, title page and maybe some endpapers? not sure at this point about the end papers.

what I am sure of though is the cover. The current cover was made half assed just to get something done on time for the class. I like things to make some sort of sense, and the text reads as if this comic was about melting meat parts, or some zombie trippy horror story. Watch Me is in fact about a high school gym class, drawing refrence to the tortoise and the hare. 

so I decided to make a long spread that will extend from back to the front cover. I think this is the best change I can make to this comic, making something more consistent with the actual story.

be on the look out for a much more finished and presentable copy.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I have just recently finished this poster. It is type set in a three dimensional form spelling the words "jones town was my hometown" the letter forms are made up of little bones.

I made sketches for this poster over a year ago in my sketchbook and aproached this in the most difficult way of doing it.

I wanted a paraline drawing style so I roughed out the letters and then created a grid and layered it over with tracing paper. Then I created my own triangle and drew all these lines relating to the edges of the triangle. I know now that putting letters in perspective is something that can be done in several programs.


After that was done I then made a carbon copy from the tracing paper and transferred it to some cheep large butcher paper and inked it using various microns.

I inked it on and off for over a year, most of  the work was done this summer. When I came back to school this fall I was able to scan the whole thing at 400 dpi greyscale.


and then that file sat on my compter this whole fall semester. I wanted to silk screen it, blowing it up to 18"x24" but that never happened.

I was then informed of my school requesting submissions for artwork using words. A HA! I thought, now this is a perfect opportunity to finish this up. After a few setbacks, and time crunches I was unable to silkscreen it. I still wanted a color print so I ended up printing it digitally through my school.  The final dimensions are around 35"x40" with a bluish teal background and a deep magenta with a very dark blue line art.

I just dropped it off today and hopefully it will be on display this coming semester.

I still plan to silkscreen this sucker at that size, I just need to get a little bit more money to buy the supplies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

what I have been up to

This is my final for my course in drawing the graphic novel. A large 18x24 comic based on an obituary story. what you see here is my make shift light table I made by using this glass counter top of a wheely table and  a desk lamp underneath.

this is after several hours of lettering and inking.  I am using 3 types of microns a 03, 05, and 08 size.

almost finished, this was probably around 12-1 am in the morning, I was tired and I figured I could finnish the rest in the morning at school which I did.

This past week has been crazy, I spend most of my time in my room working on projects, both personal and for school.

What has gotten me through this week is my current addiction to watching breaking bad.

This is such a good show, chemistry high school teacher turns into drug dealer making meth with former student in a camper in the desert of new mexico. sounds like a show for me.  

lets hope my last week of school goes smoothly.

Q and F

recent letter forms for a abecedarium for a collaborative project. I will load the whole alphabet when I am done.