I saw some other people drawin’ their characters as Animal Crossing animals and thought it was a fun idea! Walter and North both get to be “Smug”-type, because that’s the closest equivalent to “anxious,” ha ha.
And the girl took the long, sharp hairpin that the man had given her And she cut the great black dog’s throat, from sternum to jaw And at the first prick of the hairpin, the dog went stiff and silent And fell, still as death And from the hole in the dog’s throat emerged the man His hair and skin and eyes still as black as the dog’s And his throat cut as the dog’s was From sternum to jaw
Hmm, I sure have been drawing an awful lot of decapitated and otherwisemutilated monsters lately, hmm. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable subconscious reason for this that isn’t weird and disturbing.
Lucky Penny Pg. 34 colored. brush and ink, photoshop.
Apparently today is National Lucky Penny day? OH HEY THAT IS THE NAME OF THE BOOK I AM WORKING ON! Sometimes I think about how nice it would be if this book was printed in full color. Maybe it will become very popular and warrant a full-color job a la Scott Pilgrim and someone else will color the whole thing for me.
Capture Creatures- by Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson Inspired by Ken Sugimori’s feat of designing the original 151 Pokemon in a single year Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson have created 151 unique creatures, relations, and descriptors.
The Exquisite Beast- by Evan Dahm and Yuko Ota A series of illustrations of a monster evolving traded between Yuko and Evan. All illustrations were done with ink and inkwash.
If you were not previously aware, these fine books are now available for preorder! Including-but-not-limited-to my and Evan’s collected Exquisite Beastproject!
We worked really hard on designing these books and the Exquisite Beast book is hopefully gonna be really lovely, especially the deluxe edition. We’re shooting for the deluxe cover to be a three-piece done with black faux leather binding over a cloth cover with a screenprinted design, debossed title area, a pasted-on title card. With a ribbon bookmark. I’m ridiculously excited. 8D
And it’s gonna be full of weird monsters and that is cool, too!
We’re back from Toronto! I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by and/or hung out at TCAF, you guys are so lovely and should feel good about yourselves.
I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff that isn’t for public consumption yet, so here’s a thing I drew in the airport. I had a really enlightening conversation about freehand drawing with Boulet and have since been trying to incorporate more of it into what I do.