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Tuesday
Dec162014

Games and Whiskey #23 - Feeling Old


I couldn't find my stylus so I had to draw this on my comic strip notepad.
Monday
Dec152014

Project Gameboy Cover - 013 - Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving


I didn't do very well on this one.
Thursday
Dec112014

Comic Strip Notepad


I "invented" these comic strip notepads. 50 pages of comic strip panels for when you don't have your tablet or notebook. While it's not difficult to draw these boxes in a notebook, just having them there ready for your comic ideas seems to be easier.

I'll probably put these up as an Indie GoGo campaign so I can get a bunch made at once.
Thursday
Dec112014

Comic - Walking in the Rain


True story. Fortunately there was a security guard on duty to let me in.

My car is about four blocks away.
Tuesday
Dec092014

Games and Whiskey #22 - War


I'm ashamed I used this joke.

Purchase: God of War on Amazon.com
Tuesday
Dec092014

Project Gameboy Cover - 012 - Aerostar


It's been a little while! Aerostar is a top-down shmup where the player is able to change their altitude, traveling on roads or in the sky. Never played this one growing up. Published by Vic Tokai.
Tuesday
Dec022014

WIP - Desktop Scene Thing


I've been thinking about this "desktop scene" toy for a while now. Finally got some time to drill some holes and put it together. It's always interesting to see how my calculated plans on paper don't seem to work out very well in real life.

The idea here is a base with holes where a figure can be fixed. I use the term "figure" loosely. It's probably closer to a flat cutout with a peg on the bottom. Then you attach a backdrop to the last row of holes and you've got a tiny desktop scene.

Right now the pegs are simply toothpicks taped to some paper. What I'd like to ultimately do is get laser cut pieces and laser etched pieces to go into the holes.

Monday
Dec012014

Comic - Mega Man


He's all like, "No, thanks. You can keep it."
Wednesday
Nov192014

Cupcake Cry


Drawing my friend's daughter. She's crying. That's okay.
Thursday
Nov132014

The Process of Traced Images (Shen Style)


I thought I'd share the process that I use to do those "realistic looking drawings". It's more a craft than an art. It's tracing and then inking. The hardest part, and this will come from practice, is ultimately choosing which pieces to trace and then how to ink it. Color choice is also important. I've learned that for me that solid colors and rare usage of shadows and highlights gives the best results.

Anyhow, just keep at it if this is the type of craft you like. I certainly don't claim it to be fine art in any way. Again, I've just become adept with the tools that I have.