October 28th, 2003

Gneechtoon

Okay! Thanks!

I got lots of cool suggestions, thanks! :) Now where to begin... ;)

It's times like these that I envy Vince, who can just do art he likes for the fun of it all the time any more. ;) I'm getting a little tired of only being able to squeeze in half-done sketches in between having to get the next strip ready and the next strip ready and the next strip ready.

Super Chicken: "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred."

Oh well. I'd miss the strip if it was gone.

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    DDR -- Butterfly (Extended)
Gneechtoon

Job ... Boring ... Must Resist ... Urge to Draw...

... or ... talk ... like ... Bill Shatner...

*cough*

Sorry about that.

Since it's been slow at work today [1] I sketched the pencils for a pic for the FC2004 conbook, and it came out really, really well. I am way pleased! It's not a "super-gorgeous" type pic, really just a cute slice of life type of thing ... but it's done with a level of detail and artistry that doesn't usually get into my work. Tiff and Leonard are in a scene rather than drawn floating on a big white nothing like pinups or what-have-you.

From here, the trick is to finish it with an ink-and-marker rendering. I wonder if I'll be able to do that without tearing it out of my sketchbook? I might have to photocopy it and ink from the photocopy. We'll see!

-The Gneech

[1] Technically, I'm working on three projects. But of them, two are waiting on other people to get off their keisters and send me stuff, and the third is checking links on a development site to make sure they all work. Doing the first two is easy (e-mail: "Still waiting on you. -JR"), and the third I have to take breaks from every few minutes to keep myself from falling asleep.
  • Current Music
    Beck -- "Tropicalia"
Gneechtoon

Ow, My Wrist, Ow!

Well, I'm glad I started jadedfox's cameo strip last night, because I've spent an hour and a half working on it tonight and I'm almost to the inking stage. Whoof! This is probably one of the most complex and ambitious strips I've done to date, in terms of composition, background, and detail. I hope it survives the inking process!

And I hope I'm not still working on it this time tomorrow night. Hikaru's gonna need a long time to color it!

-The Gneech

EDIT: Well, I had to stay up late to finish the inking, but I got it done and off to Hikaru. I am very pleased with it, if I do say so myself. :) It definitely stretched some artistic muscles that could use some developing.
  • Current Music
    Destiny's Child -- "Independent Women"