Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Updates Out the Wazoo

EDIT: Uploaded the revised flyer. Turns out it had the wrong date written on it.

Well, well, well, I've got quite the bundle of updates to fill you guys in on!

First off, after much resistance I've finally succumbed to the Twitter pandemic. Yup, I've decided to branch off to Twitter to further my conquest for world domination, er, I mean, to use as a means of more exposure and updates on my work in ultra-condensed form. For you Twitter inclined folks out there, head on over and follow me at the oh-so consistently titled DramaticMonarch.

Secondly, I have another convention on the horizon! Yes indeedy, I'll be at the next Vancouver Comicon on January 16. More details will be revealed once the date gets closer but you can still have a look at the very pretty and colorful flyer. It's a safe bet that I'll be in full-force worker bee mode over the next few weeks. ;-)

Finally, I'm doing some writing work on a collaborative article so be on the lookout for that very soon.

In case I don't post something before 2010 bites the dust, I just wanna wish you all a Happy New Year. Party safe.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Comic 2010: The Christmas Song Debacle

Man, I really oughtta start working on these Christmas comics much earlier. I swear, each year they keep getting bigger and more time consuming. Oh the pitfalls of being a detail hound.

Blame the scanner for cutting the edge off just slightly.

Anyways, the idea for this one came to me when I was listening to "The Christmas Song". Everyone always likes to make jokes about chestnuts roasting on an open fire but I decided to mutilate, er, jab at another set of lyrics tucked way back at the end of the song.

Just me or does this lady look like a crotchety middle aged version of Ivy?

In case the comic and my last journal entry don't state it enough, hope you all are having a fantastic holiday today. Spend some time with loved ones, have a good meal, some laughs and lots of memories to share. <3

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Gingerbread Lolita Improved (With WIP Scans)

I was going through my old Christmas Lolita card designs earlier this month and I couldn't help but notice how, well...amateurish they looked. I had a lot of weird things going on anatomy-wise, the coloring looked a little shoddy and some of the eyes looked lop-sideded. Sure, there's always room for improvement no matter where you are with your craft but looking at those cards elicited memories of older drawing and coloring techniques that I've long since drifted away from (my skin tone pencil crayons are probably happy and well rested because of this). They just no longer fit in with my current work.

I didn't have a whole lot of time to revamp the entire set so I just decided to focus on one design and update it just for my own personal sake.

For reference, here's how the Gingerbread Lolita looked three years ago...

Hope this is considered an upgrade of sorts!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sailor Moon: The Abridged Toon

Yikes! It's been a while since I've added anything here since Sketchavember wrapped up. Face it, drawing non-stop for a month straight can totally wipe a person out. :-P

It has also come to my attention that I've never uploaded this delightfully deranged drawing on here yet and so I bring you "Sailor Moon: The Abridged Toon".

I remember drawing this when I was in a pretty mopey place and I left that place as soon as I completed this piece. How can "SMA" not cheer up a soul? If you have no clue what I'm talking about or are desperate for some kind of context for the insanity plaguing the scouts (er, senshei for you devout otakus out there ;-)), go check out Megami33's "Sailor Moon: The Abridged Series". It will ruin your childhood in the best way possible.