Hey guys. Been a crazy couple weeks so I’ve been neglecting el Tumbs. But fear not, I’ve got some scans and stuff coming your way. In the mean time, check this out.
redid that drawing from my work notebook in Photoshop. I’m thinking of slapping some text on it and printing it on a postcard sized paper and leaving them at the local comic shops. Around here, local is good.
I’m working on a campaign for Pathfinder, and I love DMing. I drew this for fun in my work notebook (oops) to test out inking with a fun little picture. It was done with a ballpoint pen, nothing fancy.
I think it came out really well actually, I think I’ll make a digital rendition of it, so keep your eyes peeled.
So, I’ve been doing some work with pens lately. This is another sketch from last week’s “CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER”. This one’s the middle panel, obviously. I did the pencils in my car on my lunch break, and I did the ink last weekend.
I’ve been curious about inking (I even looked at a couple pen sets (though this one is done with nothing more than a bic permanent marker)) for a couple weeks. After seeing the Avengers and then grabbing stuff on Free Comic Book day, I was really thinking about the old ways.
Not to diminish what Bjorn and I do, but the old fashioned way of doing comics/graphic novels is really cool and a unique art form. So I wanted to take a whack at it. I’ve got a couple more coming up, I’m sure.
This is a quick caricature I did for my friend Chris (of Nonsense Society fame) for “CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER”. Chris didn’t actually suggest that Tyrion was more honorable than Ned, just perhaps more compelling of a character. Either way, Chris got me into A Game of Thrones on HBO, which is awesome, and I’ve started reading the book as a result. After Bjorn and I yammered on about how cool the show is (Bjorn’s actually on book five or some shit, and has hardly seen the show) we figured it be cool to give Chris a shout out.
This is a real rough sketch I put together for yesterday’s comic. I really struggled with how to put the hair-do. Should it be all neat and stuff? But I’m going to be a wild and weird old dude, so I figured I’d just draw the usual and mix in a little Doc Brown.
This is some of the concept work I did for Amateur Apiculture. This is inspired from it being springtime and me walking past bees and wasps on my way to my boss’ office. I typically spend at least 30 minutes a day imagining ways out of that place. This one happened to make it into the strip.
Anyway, that yellow page was originally intended to be the first panel, but Bjorn and I worked it out and it was much funnier. He has this way with words.
This is a sketch page I drew up for the comic, We the Wizards. Bjorn and I roll with these two guys, the one on the right is actually featured in Bachelorious Malleus Part Two. He is the Warmaster, and may actually be charged with getting Bjorn and myself into table top gaming way back in the Dizzay.
Needless to say, the Warmaster didn’t get a good representation in Bach, so I wanted to redo him and do Cormander right to begin with. They actually came out better here than in the strip (I think). I also forgot the scruff for WM, but can’t change that now. I’ll get the chance to do them more justice in the future, I’m sure.
You’ll note that the Warmaster is sleeping. That happens from time to time - sometimes we drink more beer than we roll dice. I was going to stick with that, but after reviewing the script Bjorn had written up for it, I realized the Warmaster had a line, so he had to be awake.
I really need to roll soon, It’s starting to hurt.