Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pages 3-4 of Fortunate Friends...

...out of 6 pages! Look at me go! (Except not really because I'm phenomenally slow considering how simple my style is? at least I think it's simple) Pages 1 and 2 are here (EDIT: pages 5-6 are here). Seriously, if you knew me at all you'd realize how amazing it is that I'm even lettering it (or maybe you don't need to know because I'm inconsistent with all things bloggy).


Original content! Man, writing and doing art is tough (especially since I only went to school for art '-_-). And then throw in lettering, and I suck, haha! Took me a while to figure out what to use/do for digital lettering (I usually just handwrite it but I think my hand writing got worse since high school).

But this is a 6 page short about making friends. I was excited about it because I got to use a character that's been floating around in my head for a while--this little girl that can tell the future with fortune cookies. I thought about what it would be like for her to make a friend and things just rolled on from there. Here are the first two pages. I call it "Fortunate Friends". The rest will come later as I letter them. Maybe I'll even eventually find time to color them (meaning it's never gonna happen, haha!).

EDIT: pages 3-4 are here. pages 5-6 are here.

Friday, June 12, 2015

A couple of rascals from the Sex Pistols

Sid and Johnny. Yup yup. Don't know where the other half of the guys went. Bonus bunny, though!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beware the Court of Owls

Still posting from the back log of stuff, haha. This time it's animal practice, with text from Scott Snyder's current run of Batman. I think I was reminiscing about how good the Court of Owls arc is. Check it out if you haven't. Greg Capullo does some amazing stuff with his layout design for it--really brilliant stuff that pushes the boundaries of the medium.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SOTG2, La Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain

Of course, being a reader, I would be the one to suggest we go see Spain's national library, haha. We couldn't go in because it was appointment only, but it was a beautiful building. Never fully inked this one because Madrid was unbearable hot.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SOTG2, Templo de Debod

Templo de Debod, Madrid, Spain. Apparently it's an actual Egyptian temple that was given to Spain as thanks for either saving it or discovering it or something nice that Egypt appreciated.

Bonus: a thing I drew because I was on a Sleigh Bells kick. Check them out, they're wild.

Monday, June 8, 2015

SOTG2, Cathedral Geronimo del Real, Madrid, Spain

Now we've reached the sketches from Madrid. I didn't get to learn much about this cathedral except that it was the Cathedral Geronimo del Real.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SOTG2, another beach scene

I think this was near the end of my trip to Barcelona. We went to the beach one last time.

bonus: just for fun kind of drawing

Saturday, June 6, 2015

SOTG2, Poble Espanyol and Sagrada Familia

Poble Espanyol was a cool place. It had was made up of buildings that all featured signature architecture styles from all over Spain with a ton of cute little tourist shops. Familia Sagrada was another Gaudi building. It was nuts to draw. It's also still in construction.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SOTG2, Casa Batllo and Gothic Cathedral

On the left page is a sketch of part of Casa Batllo, another Antoni Gaudi. Its entire facade is covered in mosaics. The right page is the beginnings of a sketch for the interior of the Gothic Cathedral. I can't remember what happened, but my notes say I was just interrupted. Again, this is old stuff I haven't posted yet. Also, these locations are still in Barcelona, Spain.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SOTG2, La Pedrera, Barcelona

A really cool building designed by Antoni Gaudi. He was a really interesting architect in that he believed in using organic shapes in his work. It's kind of like he builds fantasy buildings.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SOTG2, part 5

These are sketches of the beach at Barcelona and a clock tower of Saint Paul's hospital, a World Heritage Site (it's gorgeous, I can see why), and the place where Antoni Gaudi died after he was hit by a tram. Antoni Gaudi was an architect. He made some fun stuff that was all over the city of Barcelona.

Monday, June 1, 2015

SOTG2, hodgepodge

This one is kind of a freak case. I remember, I drew the figures first, my sister, my cousin, and my now boyfriend (who wasn't when I drew this but that's an awkward story all together) first while we were hanging out in front of the Tate Modern in London, there's a silhouette of London too. But the color and background drawings were added in Barcelona (the city in blue ink was the view from my hotel room there). I like the colors and the bat signal.