Sketches, doodles, and illustrations from the last three months
Every three months I’m going to put together a collection of my favorite drawings, doodles, and illustrations. Here’s what I’ve got for the first quarter of the year. (Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April!)
Portrait from magazine reference
Combat scene from Breath of the Wild
Adol from Ys VI (it’d be nice to color this one day)
Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho
Batman & Joker (from when I was reading The Long Halloween)
Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell
Everything I learned making my first comic
Two weeks ago I published my first multi-page comic, Terminal. It took me three months to make it, and I’m proud of what I’ve made. I’ve been reflecting upon the project since finishing it, so I thought I’d share my process and what I learned.
Continue reading “Terminal Retrospective”
An atmospheric sci-fi minicomic
I finished Terminal, the comic I’ve been working on the last three months. Read the entire comic below:
Continue reading “Terminal”
I just finished inking Terminal tonight, and I’m so happy with how the process has gone. All that’s left is to scan the last three pages and then add screentone. Above is a panel from one of the pages I inked tonight.
I’m hoping to have the comic ready to share online within the next two weeks!
The best resource I’ve found for people wanting to make comics.
In January and February, I spent most of my free time going through the book Drawing Words & Writing Pictures to learn how to make comics. I stumbled across it at the bookstore while looking for books on illustration and comics. I decided to give it a try, and to my pleasant surprise, the book has been fantastic.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Studying: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures”
Sharing the first page and some information about my first multi-page comic.
Here’s the first page from the comic project that I’ve been working on. It’s called Terminal, and I started it at the beginning of the year. I started with the script and then created the thumbnails. Since then I’ve been working on the full-size pages. It’ll be 9 pages long, and I’ve got 4 of the pages drawn and inked. I’ve begun the process of editing the pages and adding screentone in Clip Studio Paint.
It’s my first multi-page comic, and I’ve truly been enjoying the process of making it. I’ve learned a ton, and I’ll be sure to share that once the project is done. I’m hoping to finish Terminal by the end of March. I’ll upload it here and other places online to read for free once it’s done. I’m interested in printing a few copies for friends and family, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there!
I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my comics and volunteering at the IPRC, a local Portland non-profit dedicated to making DIY printing accessible to folks. I wrote about it at the Big Cartel blog!
Showing the process from idea to sketch to finished comic.
As I wind down the first run of my weekly comic strip Waves to start working on long-form narrative comics, I thought it would be fun to share the process that a given strip went through. I’ll be showing the steps behind making Personal Pan.
Continue reading “The Evolution of a Waves Comic”
Comic and illustration highlights from last year
At the end of each year, I’m going to put together a journal entry of my favorite illustrations and comics that I made throughout the year. What follows are my highlights from 2017. I’m just starting out and only have four months to pull from, so I’m not overly confident with my ability. Nonetheless, here they are!
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Looking back on how 2017 went, and what I want to accomplish in 2018.
A year is a nice amount of time. It’s long enough to accomplish significant things in one’s life, but it’s not too long as to forget the details of it all. I believe there’s value in reflecting on a project or period of time to see what worked, what didn’t, and what can be done better the next time around.
Continue reading “Reflecting on 2017”