Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Afternoon Painting

Had a few mins to play, so here's a quickie:

Space cave explorers, or something. Kinda cool.

The Battle Begins

Since I've been Mr. Procrastinaty the last couple weeks, I decided to get a jump on this weeks comic, and I penciled it and did the borders and lettering last night. I will finish it off tonight - though I need to nail a punch line at some point here. I have one on the rough, but it could be better. I'm also going to pencil next week's comic here at work today and get started on inking it tonight after I finish the other one. I need to do this because I'll be away for this whole weekend - I have both Monday and Tuesday off (thanks, boss Lewis!) and TGF and I are going up to NorCal for a wedding - but I really need to get a few of these in the can and get some lead time so as to avoid what happened the last couple of weeks.

I've been in a pretty low energy mode the last oh, month or more, and I'm tired of it. So I have to actively fight the dragginess. There's really no reason for me to be as tired as I've been, I've been getting enough sleep for the most part and eating pretty well. I'm short on exercise but that's fixable. I just have to be determined in my mind to not be tired, dammit! I'm going to discipline myself to getting to sleep at midnight and actually getting up when my alarm goes off at 7 AM. 7 hours is plenty of sleep for a healthy person. I did this last night and this morning, and I feel fine now.

I just have to keep myself alert and motivated. I've gotten into some bad habits of going into slow mode and being bored at work, and that's just silly. I've got plenty of things to keep me busy, and if I'm waiting for the next bit of work I can do drawing exercises or speed painting practice or pencil another JABO (my acronym for the webcomic) or something. Basically I should always be doing some sort of art when I'm at my desk. And if all else fails, I can grab my guitar and rock out for a while, it's a nice change of pace.

Fighting the Doldrums, Arrr!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Critter of Crispiness

Whoof. E3 took a lot out of me. On top of the sensory overload, you have to walk everywhere, which gets pretty tiring. And so, I am crispy and golden-brown around the edges, and had to do the comic all fast and dirty.

Here's another quick painting, from earlier this week:

Sort of impressionistic I guess. It's just going to take me a while to wrap my head around painting in this way. It's not like the more photoreal Photoshop stuff I do for work. Somehow I need to make time to do more of the photo stuff of personal ideas and stories, so I can show people what I can do now.

I have a big stack of storyboards to do, which need to get done by tonight. I don't know if I will make it... of course I can do them really rough, I guess. But I'd rather not. To work...