600 to 0
Formed an idea that I’m fond of and don’t think is completely ridiculous for a novel. It’s a sci-fi thriller about a transgendered man trying to re-build his life after a tragic accident. And all sorts of crazy neurological things that don’t make any logical sense start happening to him.
Got bout 600 words in the pot. 600 more than 0 isn’t a bad start.
Once AshKennedy.com goes fully functional (I’m hoping by somewhere around New Year’s 2013), this will be the first serial story.
Jesse sat in the naugahyde passenger seat of the ‘72 Delta 88 and yanked the seatbelt away from where it was biting into his collarbone. The welt the aged nylon had left brushed his palm as he ran his hand over the spot. Stretching his legs out in front of him, he sighed and sagged back against the headrest….
Did ton of throwaway crap art while I didn’t have power during Sandy. I don’t like this quick attempt at a realistic Zach much- there’s a ton of mistakes, like the jaw being too short, that I couldn’t fix because it was crappy paper that tore at the slightest touch. Scanning it mostly to fix digitally for practice.
I do like the way the eyes came out, though. The pencil captures the personality of the character in a way I haven’t yet mastered with digital lines.
Little update. I’m not liking that Ashke word logo too much. Will have to play around with more designs.
The website is well underway, though. It should be up by the end of the week. So far only the bio works, but it won’t be too difficult to spruce up the backgrounds, and add the remaining pages.
Serials: this is something I’m going to try out that could be kind of nifty. I plan to work on weekly installments of stories, and if I can grow some followers, I’ll eventually make it a reader’s choice thing. It could be interesting or tedious, but I won’t know until I test drive it.
I might put an emphasis on smut for that section, too. Because it’s fun.
Evolution in Blood. Early 2000’s electronic instrumentals I designed for Flash animation and film use.
Straight on to the Next Quadrant. Instrumental song I programmed around 2007/08. Got stuck in a trance during its creation, and worked on it something like 5 hours so that I could get things sounding a certain way. It’s originally over ten minutes long.
Infinity Minus Five: I created VonDye on May 20th, 2007, but today marks more than just five years since the conception of a character. It’s terribly dorky and/or sappy sounding, but I’ve met some great people, renewed my obsession with art and comics, and stuck with and had faith in my ideas longer than my attention span typically permits, all because of some RPG. So here’s to five more years, though I hope I’d have had the guts to kill the damned bastard off by then.
Almost 20 hours with this piece, because I got obsessed and retarded about every little detail. It was also my first entirely digital painting, so I had no clue what I was doing, but I think it may be one of my favorite pieces to date. Hope to do more full digital compositions in the future.
Decided to scrap David’s pose and re-do it, and now much more pleased with the poses. Except for the fixing of the calves and hand on Von, and the addition of David’s computer-prop thing that shall occur toward the end, I think I’m all set with this part of the piece.
The daily evolving process of this composition is getting almost comical.
Next: background time
And this is why I typically don’t draw the current state of Von’s tattoos. I suck at keeping things uncluttered, and coloring all that will possibly be hellish.
Damn those suspenders still!
About 80% done with this picture in general. I think I’ll speedpaint the background, because it has the potential to get epically out of hand, and I’m better at keeping things abstract.
Quickie Derrick & Byron from Dead Folk.
Busboy Blues: Smuggler’s Gambit page 18 layout
5th Year Project WIP. Got quite a bit to add, and quite a bit to fix still (damn you, tricksy suspenders!) I want to aim for an acrylic painted effect, too. The rate I’ve been drawing (it keeps me sane, right now), that might not take too long
Art Trash Sunday: Tales from the OOC Room. Just ideas I was kicking around from actual (exaggerated) RP experiences. In any RP Circle there’s always those problem players or just plain questionable people you have to deal with, and some are more batshit ludicrous than others.
And my attempt at a street art-type logo thing. I could probably elaborate on the design and make something nifty with it
Git ya motor runnin’.
panel from page 1 of the collaboration project
Art Trash Sunday: 10 min deadbeat comical pages.
These could be a regular thing.
First page where I used professional comic boards instead of a drawing pad, which I was intimidated about using up to this point. I figured it was a waste of money ($21-25 for a book of 24 sheets!) at my current skill level. But I’m glad I took the plunge during a sale at the local supply store, because I noticed the difference in the art almost immediately. I wasn’t confined to a 9 x 11 space anymore, so the flow of the panels became much more natural. Also the paper was much better designed to work with the drafting pencils I use. It helped develop my ideas into a more comic-booky feel overall.
Captain Zulltan’s scar was a bit wonky at first, until I simplified it later so it no longer looks like the eye’s open (it’s supposed to be stitched closed with a vertical scar) On why he just doesn’t wear an eye-patch or some hi-tech future thing: that simply wouldn’t be bad-assed.
That grinning guy holding the horse (har) creeps me out. Why is he so damn gleeful? What a nutter.
The only thing that bothers me here is I tried to convey a crazy brush fire on the bottom panel, and I think it just looks like dense shrubbery. At least I likely pleased The Knights Who Say Ni.
I’ve done some Busboy re-colors with sepia tones. Digging them, even though it still looks like I went to town with crayolas