Monday, February 23, 2009

quick commissions



i just finished these inked commissions. i placed an open call to folks on deviant for an inked commission in exchange for a year's subscription to deviant. of course, peeps came through for me again. gotta tell ya, folks on there are just so supportive! so for one of them, he wanted me to draw his character Turbulence who is this muscly dude. i didn't want to disappoint him with my somewhat femmy-lookin dudes so i offered my very talented husband's talents with my inks over it. so that's why it doesn't look like i drew it. =P the other one is this other guy's original character named Amazon. i usually don't gray my inked commissions but i kinda liked how the Amazon one came out and felt it could use a little shadows. so i did it digitally. =) and since i did that one, i went ahead and did it for the guy drawing too. i just took an airbrush with some dark gray color, set the brush to "multiply", took the opacity and flow down to the low 20%s, and made the brush size really big. then i just went for what i knew. ^___^

Thursday, February 19, 2009

video games r horrible distractions

i've gotta say, between halo 3 and CoD:World at War my free time to draw has been very very limited. but now that street fighter 4 is here, there's even less time to draw (if that's possible!). luckily, we're supposed to have these art jams so i can at least have something i'm supposed to draw on a weekly basis.
not to mention i've got a couple of commissions i need to get crackin on. haven't had any in a little while cuz of the kennel takin up all my time but it's on again like donkey kong.

at any rate, here's my Copper Kid sketch for this week's art jam of the Silverhawks! if u don't know what that is, don't worry cuz i didn't either. look it up if u like, it's an old 80s cartoon. if u do know it, then i hope i did the Copper Kid some little amount of justice. ;P enjoy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

lovey-dovey day

so for lovey-dovey day, i didn't draw anything. HA! bet u weren't expectin that one! =P
instead i got my hubby a heart-shaped pizza. needless to say, he loved it. heehee still, i got a sketch to post. this is what i drew for our new weekly drawlin jam at identity comics. the past week was g.i. joe characters. i didn't wanna just draw what i normally drew. i think i'm gonna try some new stuff for these jams to try to help me break the monotony that is my art as of late. though i'm not deviating by much. as with lots of people, i'm not that open to change. o.O so, instead of just drawing the baroness sexy like i usually do, i gave her a phone. mix it up! go out on a limb! kekeke i gave it to her so it could give her a sense of purpose as she stands in the empty piece of paper. then, i thought, why stop there? so i gave her some dialogue. stupid dialogue, but dialogue nonetheless, to further her purpose. that way, we know the answer to the question "what's she doin with celly?" BUT WHY STOP THERE! i drew a fanboy in the back real quick-like just to give her some substance. and to top it off, i gave him a shirt with one of my favorite "chuck norris kicks ass cuz..." quotes with a fake Cobra Kai logo on it. ("y cobra kai?" u ask. i read he was up for the part of Sensei Kreese but rejected it cuz he felt it portrayed the art of karate in a negative light and he was not going to be a part of it. now this may be all lies, but even so, that pretty much kicks evil's ass in a passive/peaceful sort of way.)
at any rate, i posted this piece on my deviant page sans the fanboy and the dialogue. didn't want it to take away from the primary purpose of the piece (which was the gi joe jam, if i lost u along this really long blog for a simple sketch). so i hope we're all spreadin a little more love today than we normally do whether it's with buying our hunnybunnies somethin nice (like a heart-shaped pizza) or doin ur good deed for the day. but i do ask all the single ladies (and dudes), don't spread hate. cuz then u'd be a hater. and that's not a good look. ^___^

(u know the rest.) ;)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

new identity comics website!

well, i spent the better part of yesterday (that i wasn't at the kennel) working on identity's website. so since i have nothing to show as far as artwork on my art table, i'll just point to the website's direction. it counts, right?! ........ right??? eh, it's all i've got.
so go!

take a quick look-see! none of the buttons work just yet cuz quite frankly i haven't made those pages yet. but they will dammit!
and just as a quick disclaimer, i have no idea how to make websites professionally. so if ur wondering "where's all the flair in ur website, peng?" i'm sorry, it's got a very limited amount of flair. i was using Yahoo's "SiteBuilder" program since its hosted through yahoo and its got very very basic options. it's like the difference between workin on Photoshop and workin on Microsoft Paint. but its better than the nothing that was on there previously. gotta start somewhere, right?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

new year yet no new art

how sad am i. it's a brand new year and here i am still with a blog posted back in EARLY december. needless to say, i've been busy. started workin at the kennel full-time last month so its really zapped a lot of my energy out. i'm there so many days out of the week that its tough to find the gusto to do much else. guess i ain't no spring chicken anymore. darned looming 30s in the horizon!!

aside from working full-time again, i'm drawing here and there but nothing substancial. nothing to write home to mom about, i suppose. still, i'll post. the little crap that i've done, i'll post anyway. so forgive me for the possibly unstimulating artwork that could pop up every now and then. i just gotta get a hold of this work schedule. with that said, this is an image i fiddled with. not really doin nothin with it as far as ID merchandise. it's actually a panel that i drew for one our long-time client's custom comic that we're working on. the woman in the actual comic is some lady and she's blonde with slightly shorter hair. so i just cut it out and turned her into wonder woman (or some lady that was dressed as wonder woman anyway).

i need to draw more. i feel rusty. where's that darned oil can?!?