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Sunday, March 22, 2015

DESIGNING CHARACTERS TIL THEY FEEL RIGHT

This character Sassy has gone thru several incarnations but now I think I have something I can really work with and here are the three things that told me so:

1) Fun To Draw !

2) Looks & Feels Natural To Me

3) Not Too Complex But With
     Just Enough Details To Set
     Her Apart From Others




Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TESTING MONSTER PEN-BRUSHES...

What are Monster Pen-Brushes ? Why, homemade pens & brushes of course ! It takes hours of pain-staking trial & error to create one worth keeping & actually using, but I lucked out recently with 2 out of 4 attempts and here are some straight-in-ink test drawings:






And here is a failed re-fill-able Marker test, ink just never flowed right:


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

KLOWN REBELLION #5 COVER, OLD SCHOOLWITH NIBS & SUMI INK

Trying to break my Sharpie/Ballpoint addiction of 15 years, returning to messier, precarious, but bolder roots... Lucked out this time with no blotchy mistakes, thanx to this free-flowing Sumi ink & a custom-modified nib ;~j


Monday, February 23, 2015

RE-DESIGNING "SASSY" FROM THE KLOWN REBELLION

As I ever so slowly creep toward producing my 1st feature-length comic magazine, The Klown Rebellion, I am squeezing out bathroom doodles with some major & minor changes going into effect for most of the established Characters. Once they are ship-wreck stranded on a deserted Island, their wardrobe options will be extremely limited so it's important my designs for them are solid, and, more importantly, fun to draw. There must also be separation between them, so no two characters look alike. The cast will be International in flavor, complete with a Muslim Elephant Boy etc. Here is the last surviving Acrobat from The Shooting Star-Spangles troupe, a feisty cross-eyed girl appropriately nick-named "Sassy".









Sunday, February 15, 2015

FULL-COLOR COVER, KLOWN REBELLION #4 !


Note that I flipped & re-sized Puck the Cannonball Clown for the final image (see previous posts).