Thursday, January 28, 2010


Kickin' it old school(ish) with an older drawing of mine (circa January '08). This was probably one of my earliest uses of Copic and Tria markers. If you look closer, I was still drawing pupil-free eyes then. I still like this drawing quite a bit. Who doesn't love bad-to-the-bone gothic lolitas with fetishy undertones? ;-P

Friday, January 15, 2010

Devi: From a Time Ago Redux

So last weekend I was at the art supply shop with a hefty Christmas gift certificate in hand, ready to splurge on some much needed supplies plus some new goodies I was willing to experiment with. I wasn't able to get all I needed (with the exception of the black (100) Copic wide marker sold with the black inker set, the Copic wide markers weren't being carried by the store...yet) but I still managed to get quite a bit, including a new brushpen to experiment with: the Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (B).

As practice, I felt like revisiting one of my old drawings "Devi: From a time ago..."

So, in other words, this is my first fan art post! Yippy Skippy! It's also my first post in which decide to show you some of the work-in-progress (WIP) scans!

Let's have a look, shall we?

Yeah, I tend to use really light pencils when I do initial sketches. Most the time, it's a 4H or 3H pencil if I'm working on rough shapes and general concepts and a 3H or 2H (depending on how confident I am) for the definite line art. If I'm feeling super confident, I'll go with a standard HB pencil. In this case, I was working with a 3H pencil.

Here's where I decided to play around with the new brushpen and use a more "sketchier" look I employed during an inking excercise in my comic book production class. I normally don't do my inking like this (my lines are generally much cleaner looking these days) but this particular style was so fun and freeing that I really wanted to give it another try. Who knew being overly faithful to sketchy pencil lines could lead to such an enjoyable (well, for me anyway because I'm selfish like that :-P) inking style?

And here we are! The final colored image! Yeah, you can see some of the scratches from erased pencil lines since I was working on a tiny sketch pad with "lesser" quality paper weight. (Tip: when buying a sketchbook, never go with a paper weight lower than 65 lbs.) For some strange reason, I felt like being faithful-ish to the inking/coloring in the scene from the comic "I Feel Sick" (such an underrated comic and, in my opinion, still my favorite of Jhonen Vasquez's works), particularly the scene in which Devi appears like this; the flashback in the goth club with Eric (the vampire kid) and Oblivia (the mummy who uses bees!). Well, it shows more specifically with the black highlights (if you can call them that) in the hair.

I'm pretty pleased with how this little drawing and inking exercise turned out. I sure hope to god I've improved since my first crack at this image!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Codename: Jezebel

For my first featured drawing on here, I've decided to post my most recent drawing "Codename: Jezebel". Just try not to get "Juke Joint Jezebel" stuck in your head. ;-P

Anyways, about a month ago my really good friend and I were having a late night brainstorm session over MSN about an ongoing project he was really feeling stuck on at the time. The project in question was to take all of us (friends of his) and create superhero/villain alter-egos. He wasn't sure which direction he would take them in stylistically (silver-age a'la the Minutemen in "Watchmen", 90's style a'la the "X-Men" cartoon, sleek and futuristic a'la "The Matrix" etc.) but he did tell me that I would be on the villainous side of things and that I would be something like the Poison Ivy of the group; the temptress with a devastatingly poisionous/toxic (take your pick) kiss.

Ideas were flowing so quickly that I just had to draw this. Needless to say, he loved it. To be specific it was "exactly it".

Man, latex/PVC/vinyl is a blast to draw...but I think I should have defined the knee a little better.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

With This Post, I Give Birth... a brand new blogging space!

Isn't the Internet grand?

Anyways, even though I've been pretty faithful with my DeviantART page, I've also contemplated creating a Blogspot account for a while as a second means of getting my work out there.

Not only will I post some drawings and writings of mine, chances are you'll most likely get some exclusives that I'll only post here like some in-progress sketches and written works you can only find here.

There's not much here at the moment but that will all change soon! Patience shall be rewarded. ;-)