Friday, February 22, 2008

Dusty Star images

Dusty Star sketch challenge for the Temple this past week:

I took the simple line drawing, Then I just dropped some color on it:

I obviously still need some digital design/coloring classes.
Also, I realize that I left the star off of her shirt, but it would have been placed so close to the edge of the large star, that I feel like it might have looked strange. So, I left it off.

I always look back at whatever I've done and I keep thinking of how to improve. There's always room for improvement, you just have to give each project all you've got!

A few of my favorite things:
High collars
Gas Masks
Big, chunky gloves

As evidenced by this cute little ballpoint sketch that I did when I got home tonight.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thinking about posting...

A quick graphite sketch of the main character from one of the graphic novels that I'm working on:

I love drawing different types of characters. Paper and pencil are so maleable. You can make them do whatever you want! Simply by changing the angle of a line, you can affect direction, mass, motion, anything! I still have problems with foreshortening, etc, but I love to think about how art gives you complete freedom!

Am I rambling? Perhaps.
Here's an old old self-portait from when I had long hair. But I still like it:

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy late V-Day

I know that it's perhaps a bit late to wish the world a happy Valentine's Day (well, unless you're on the west coast, so maybe my brother will get to read this in time), but I've just been too busy for love! *sigh*

Anyway! Here's my submission to the Temple this week:
I can't wait to find out what the challenge is gonna be for next week! I really like these mini-assignments each week because, even though they're not for a grade and I'm not getting paid (if I was, I'd spend much more time on them, obviously) , they help me branch out of the subject matter that I'm used to tackling. They also kinda force me to learn about another little bit of pop culture that I don't know much about. I always knew that Iron-Man was a drunkety drunk and a bit of a womanizing jerk (info that I pretty much derived from Jonas talking about him), but this challenge inspired me to go to the Marvel website and actually read up on Iron-Man's history.
So, I'll....go back
I think I'll go to sleep now.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just an update

I just got home from work after a day of running around like crazy nuts. I'm about to start working on some Life Drawing homework, then I'll either get to work on my Iron Man submission for the, or I'll try to refine specifics in the opening scene of my book.
Just thought I'd throw something at you guys thatI did a few years ago:

I did this for a very good friend of mine who is a huge Hellboy fan. I think that it was a birthday present, if I'm not mistaken. I had to borrow it back so that I could scan it...I should probably give it back.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Temple submission this week

I just finished up my Blade Runner sketch challenge submission for the Temple of Cartoon Mojo. Believe it or not, I had never seen the film, but I am incredibly happy that this assignment has more or less forced me to see it. I love it when "research" consists of seeing an awesome flick.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Kickoff

Hello! I'm Jackie, and I'm starting this blog so that I may better chronicle my rise into the wide, wondrous world of sequential art. Keep checking back, and I'll keep on blogging.