I’m just going to refrain from any sword fighting or pose position jokes here. Because it’s way too easy.
Likely my next composition. I plan to do some heavy re-workings. I’m also going to try making it remotely interesting, though that may be the harder bit.
Today’s sloppy sketches with crappy paper and pencils:
The Sheep that Killed Bo Peep. Why do my bendy prison bars look like a vag? And the sheep is being propelled….oh man, jeezus, no, my mind just went there. Goddam vag bars.
Practice fun with hardcore angles, perspective, and foreshortening: Free tattoos with coupon. Please do not attempt to make hipster Cal smile….
Hmm, guess I wasn’t kidding about that ongoing comic.
I feel more in the spirit of the satirical, one page style comic right now rather than the serious one with all the political and psychological brouhaha. The serious one I plan to do in graphic novel format, anyway, so it wouldn’t be a weekly thing. I doubt I could work on both comics at the same time, though. I don’t have that type of professional artistic stamina.
Planning to get this up and going in the next two weeks. I want to draw all the pages I have ideas/stories for first, than I’ll do a 3-4 page intro thing for the characters and setting.
Overall, I’m aiming for a raunchier, punchier, insaner, darker humor than what was in Busboy Blues (…with the occasional bit of sentimentality thrown in to fuck the concept sideways). It’s an entirely different comic than its predecessor, and probably the type I should have done to begin with.
Now I just need a better title than The Secret Diaries of Zach and David. Because that’s probably too cliched.
The Many Phases of Von: II: Marmot’s Revenge!
Aka: I’m a goddam lazy artist, so I clipped a bunch of arts to make a dumb, mofo semi-narrative comic with atrocious, 5th grade background illustrations.
The original Many Phases of Von. Which was funnier. Cos I’m a hack.
Guest arts by Rassafraggin, Rufferto, and Serenagold. Used with love. I’m obligated to say that so they don’t hurt me.
I kept all the typos and uneven lines in for extra excruciating terribleness. It’s very therapeutic.
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
Aw, jeez, I gave Von munchkin calves. And what the hell is up with David’s pants? Von’s pants are supposed to be Confederate uniform inspired, but…yeah, I just suck at drawing pants
2 steps forward, one step back. Haven’t even started the background.
But I finally got those goddam suspenders right, dammit!
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
Git ya motor runnin’.
panel from page 1 of the collaboration project
Caps Lock Boner Sexy Tea Collab Done Right
VonDye says: "i have confidence. i just get really frustrated...like when i try to draw DEEKE WALKING ARGH FUCK WALK RIGHT DAMMIT. YOU ASSHOLE!"
Lee says: "You'll give that poor deeke a complex you keep shouting like dat"
VonDye: throws the snarling pooch on (er in) the background at him by moving it to the foreground!!!!
VonDye says: "fuck you, deeke. EAT DOG. Love, vonnie"
Lee says: "eat dog spelled backwards is god tea"
VonDye says: "erm. well, that's relevant"
Lee says: "it's first world relevant"
VonDye says: "von comes from a BONER WORLD"
Lee says: "called Packin'"
VonDye says: "wassee packin' for"
VonDye says: "what the fuck am i gonna call that planet in chapter 4. i cant just call it VON HOME PLANET 1.1"
Lee says: "Call it Welcometoearf"
Lee says: "Niuqap"
Lee says: "Morteamore"
Lee says: "Hoosegow"
Lee says: "Dragonspirethunderclap"
VonDye says: "there's no dragons...or hoose...or earf....
VonDye says: "or amore"
Enormous Original Character Interview Meme
Everything You Didn’t Ever Want to Know About Von etc.
Phew, this is one of the best memes I’ve seen for deconstructing original characters and giving them depth. It’s massive.
The questions are simple, but of the type that make you think in-depth about the characters and how they generally interact and respond in-context. It’s a great building tool for role players and writers and general world building. I learned things about my own characters that may have never come up otherwise, or I may have never thought about. It’s helped me fill in some plot gaps in upcoming Busboy Blues pages without making it a tedious process.
I didn’t realized how much I’ve fleshed out Molochaix over the short time I’ve had him, as well. Which is a shame, because he’s the character I RP the least. I was playing with my cousin and my soon to be brother-in-law on the server they were on, but our schedules haven’t been synching up lately, and I’m not on an RP server.
Oh. That’s what a Vonanachicken is.
He shouldn’t choke it like that
Chaotic batch dump of concepts. The stupid hat and sketchy guys are character ideas for a new comic I want to do in 2012.
The stick figures with crummy, retarded dialog represent a storyboard for an upcoming Busboy Blues page involving overlapping fight scenes.
and the demon and smoking von are my sketchy plans for a comic cover
I’m not happy with the overall quality of how these latest Busboy Blues pages came out. They don’t seem up to par, or something seems missing. Can’t put my finger on it.
This splash page (nudity warning) isn’t too bad but could have a better composition, something that I need to work on in the long run. It has the right mood and tone, though, and will probably look better as a colored comic page.
Dale & Lee cameos for the win, and for once they’re not terribly drawn. They haven’t met and don’t know Von & David yet at this point on the timeline, but no reason they couldn’t have occupied the same space at some point:
I screwed up some Busboy concept art last night. So i decided to do something productive with it.
More of a general RP profile for Von rather than a Busboy one, which is on a slightly different character timeline.
I totally forgot to add ‘live chickens’ in the dislikes. Had to go back and add. How could I have overlooked that one?
Indulgent art post. David re-designs: the boy finally has irises and a damn proper nose. He can see & breath, it’s a goddamn miracle!
That donkey, pseudopod monster looks like the baby from Eraserhead. euggggh
Dress design for upcoming Opium Den comic character, yay?
Suspendered, stupid-faced-grin Von creeps me the fuck out. He looks like a date rapist