Everyone who pledged over $50 to the Johnny Wander Kickstarter now gets these three sticker sheets! While coloring these I spent a lot of time thinking back to my middle school sticker-collecting obsession and the sorts of palettes those stickers used. (see also: a bunch of Lisa Frank)
Gosh, I cannot thank everyone enough for pledging and promoting this thing! It’s gone so far beyond everything we ever expected. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ♥
(edit: Just so you guys know, the sticker sheets will be available together as a pack in the JW Topatoco store after the Kickstarter!)
Wondercon was fairly slow, which allowed me to do a few sketches over the course of the weekend. I kept on forgetting to take pictures of them, so these are the only ones I’ve got. There’s another one of my Wondercon sketches over here in a photo set if you want to see “the thing I draw for people who don’t know what they want, time permitting”. (hint: it is a picture of Sleipnir in a turtleneck sweater)
I was looking through my old art folders to find something that might show some sort of arc of improvement since the last post. But then I found this archaeopteryx that I drew with a mouse when I was 12.
dinosaur & other prehistoric animal gesture drawings from the smithsonian. ballpoint pen colored with photoshop.
Sorry I’ve been absent; I’m in DC for a wedding until next week. Speakin’ of DC, have some drawings from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum! Admittedly, the color treatment was completely swiped from this picture by Bequietyellingcat. (sorry and thank you!)
[edit - Aw dang, the image is too tall! You can now click through for the hosted image.]
Yesterday’s Johnny Wander comic, a conglomeration of about 6 pages of sketches from my most recent trip to the Natural History Museum. (You might recognize a section from an earlier post.) As you can see, I never strayed from the Hall of North American Mammals, the Hall of Biodiversity and the Dinosaur/Prehistoric Mammal Wing. One of these days, I’ll manage tear myself away a look at the neato geological stuff or the astronomy areas (all things that I am also interested in), but I really like drawing beasts.
Sum dinosaurs, sum prehistoric mammals. Ballpoint sketches from the Museum of Natural History. Page 1 of 5.
Is it so terrible that I might’ve gotten kinda excited when I saw the dire wolf? Dire wolves were neat before, but now they’re extra neat because I’m a nerd I guess.
The male sea lion was from The Hall of North American Mammals. I always thought the designs in The White Seal were caricatured exaggerations, but their faces seriously have that heavy brow and curving slope to the muzzle. They look like cartoons, it’s awesome.