Tuesday, July 19, 2011

zugzwang [noun]

(TSOOK-tsvahng) - a situation in which a player is limited to moves that have a damaging effect

umm...is that a real word?!?! i've NEVER heard that word said before. not even in passing on some NPR program. =/

so this is probably the last post before we head on out to SDCC!!! i can't be more excited cuz we've been itching to go back since we went the first time. it's quite the doozy of a con. if u haven't gone before, i suggest u take a trip at least once in ur life. it'll blow ur nerdy mind. =P and as excited as i am, i'm also semi-flippin out cuz i'm actually somewhat on schedule as far as stuff that i need to get done before we leave. which never happens and that makes me nervous. deep breath.

guess what's on my art table today?!? our mini artbooks!!! YAYS!! we did get them on time and i couldn't be more pleased! it's weird having my own artbook this time around. i've always felt like my art can't hold its own and need to be mixed in with my other studiomates' art (so folks don't notice its not so good). but i think i'm getting over my art-insecurities slowly. i suppose the sale of this will let me know for sure if i'm good or if people are just blowin smoke up my fanny. the other book that's got the Iron Men on it is, of course, my better half theFranchize's book.
at any rate, i will be enjoying my time out at SDCC as much as i can with all the people (i'm not a fan of huge crowds). hopefully this time i won't have to throw elbows at nerds trying to get a glimpse of Megan Fox. i'll be sure to post pics when i get back. and i am on a mission to get a Kotobukiya Wonder Woman Statue. it will be mine!! till i get back, STAY CLASSY!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

sublimate [verb]

(SUHB-luh-meyt) - to direct the energy of a primitive impulse into activities that are considered to be more socially acceptable

(i've been meaning to post this for a while but everytime i think to do it, i seem to always be late for something else.)
i drew this image to use for the cover of my brand-spankin new mini artbook that i will hopefully have in time for San Diego. i think it's supposed to be coming this week or early next week so i'm really excited to see it. i've never had my very own artbook before, mostly because i didn't feel that my body of work could sustain its own book. but i put together 28 full-color pages of my art. i'm looking to get it into the hands of some important folks at SDCC. then what i have left over, i will be selling at cons and online.
i originally had in mind that she would have black hair much like the model i used to reference (the lovely Plastikstars). but the pink hair came about after seeing this other model (theBabyDoe) and i really thought it was interesting. so i ran with it. and i really like the way it came out. i'll be including this full image into my actual full-size artbook that i'll be putting together for New York Comic Con. that one's even more daunting cuz it's gonna be thicker. eep!
other than all the artbook creating i've been doing, i'm still working on character designs for this one project, a couple of commissions, and trying to have a life outside of our "lab" (our room with our computers and drawing table). this week is gonna be crazy cuz i'll be working with theFranchize on a totally different project and it's got quite the hard deadline. so much for having a life outside the lab =/ better to be busy than twiddling our thumbs i suppose.