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Daily Doodle: Paneled

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The Surface is back up and running. I did the rough thumbs on my Galaxy Note, upped the resolution and tightened in the Surface using the tablet version of Autodesk Sketchbook. The odd thing with the tablet version is that you can only save in TIFF format.

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Daily doodle: Page 1

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So I submitted for a chance to go to DC’s artist workshop. I used the Teen Titans sample script and made some minor changes. Here’s my page 1. Wish me luck:)

Daily Doodle: #WakeUpKrissy #Supergirl

As you may remember, I volunteered to help a friend of a friend (of a friend) to show some support for a loved one who was in a tragic accident and in a coma.  I posted about it here a couple weeks ago and I wanted to update you guys with today’s daily doodle which is actually more of a finished poster. Anyway, check out the video and send some positive vibes Krissy’s way!

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Daily doodle: positive vibes #support

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A friend of mine put me in touch with a guy who’s out there trying to get some positive vibes going for a friend of his in a coma due to a terrible accident. He has a Facebook page set up and a YouTube video explaining the mission. Please drop by, send good vibes and, if you’re an artist, they’re looking for some drawings of her as Supergirl. Let’s show Krissy some love!

Here’s my first sketch and color pass. Drawing real people in comic book style isn’t the easiest thing to do. You have to be very careful with the line work and inking or it gets to be like a bad tattoo. Usually, fine lines work the best or working from pictures with high contrast.

Inside the sketchbook

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Thought I’d do a quick rough of the 80’s X-men’s Storm. Remember when Ororo rocked that Grace Jones look? That was my first time reading about her. I thought that mohawk was serious! I don’t know why I put her in an almost equestrian outfit. I flared out her ‘hawk a lot more too.  She’s one of the best heroines in comics ever: queen, goddess, thief, X-men- awesome!

Breath mint

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So here’s the completed page as promised from the layout post the other day.  I’ve had the news on the past hour or so, as I imagine some of you might have- so I hope this offers you a smile.

How to draw a lion in under a minute

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When I was in second grade, one of my mom’s closest friends taught me this trick. (Shout out to Aunt Dao or Aunt Peach). It’s a great lesson for any kid out there. I used it to make a book about lions for this book fair that they would hold for Seattle schoolchildren back in the day. Kids from different schools would write stories and make books, then the schools would get together and the classes would share them. I don’t remember what it was called but I do remember I had a lot of fun. I had to make the book quickly, but I was spending a lot of time trying trying to draw as realistic of a lion as possible (I was a determined child). My mom’s friend told me she had a secret to drawing a lion quickly and it involved pears. She bet me that she could draw a lion in under five minutes. Her prize? A drawing from me. Deal! Here is one of the most important lessons about drawing I ever learned: the relationship/breakdown of shapes and drawing. The best part? It involved food. Want to know how to draw the lion’s body: just draw another pear! I may do that in a follow-up. Let me know 🙂

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