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Apr 14 '14

Character Q&A: Kaia, Dhio, North

A little while ago I mentioned wanting to fill out a character meme that was going around and my pal Chelsea was a dear and gave me a few prompts.  Here’s some questions answered by those guys I won’t stop drawing.

• What are your strengths?

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"I’m pretty fair at carving.  Y’know, decorative stuff.  Handles, door frames, charms, toys."

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Mar 26 '14
Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.
Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.

Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

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Mar 25 '14
sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

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Mar 23 '14

Worldbuilding (3/3): North

Part 1 | Part 2

This is it!  I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the response to these fellas. They’re extremely dear to me and I’d love more than anything to drop everything and run off to write a series of comics or prose novels about them, ha ha.  But that sort of thing isn’t possible at this time.

Anyway, thank you guys for hanging out and letting me talk at you.

It’s time to talk at length about this guy!!  Apologies in advance, I’m about to talk about dragon cultures for maybe longer than is strictly necessary.

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Nov 4 '13
North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.
I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!
Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.

I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!

Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

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Jul 9 '13

anime crossings.  photoshop.

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.

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Apr 10 '13
north, dhio, kaia.  photoshop.
The young god, the old god, and the mortal monster man who the two gods liked enough to make immortal so they could be together forever.  Ha ha ha, so many people have asked me lately when I’m gonna do a comic about these guys.  The answer is: ????? the future ?????  I’m really thankful they resonate with people, though!
Hey so I’m going to be out of the country from the 12th to the 24th of April, so this blog is going to be fairly quiet until then.  Ananth will continue updating over at Johnny Wander in my absence and I’ll hopefully be able to update dumb photos over at my twitter whenever there’s free wifi access.  Take care, guys!

north, dhio, kaia.  photoshop.

The young god, the old god, and the mortal monster man who the two gods liked enough to make immortal so they could be together forever.  Ha ha ha, so many people have asked me lately when I’m gonna do a comic about these guys.  The answer is: ????? the future ?????  I’m really thankful they resonate with people, though!

Hey so I’m going to be out of the country from the 12th to the 24th of April, so this blog is going to be fairly quiet until then.  Ananth will continue updating over at Johnny Wander in my absence and I’ll hopefully be able to update dumb photos over at my twitter whenever there’s free wifi access.  Take care, guys!

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Nov 26 '12
monster romance vs anime boy venn diagram.  photoshop, childhood obsession.
I was thinking about that thing I said yesterday, about how I only like drawing two types of dudes: lovesick beastmen and white-haired anime bois with Problems.  And, oh wait false alarm, it looks like I’m only into lovesick beastmen.  why am i admitting this to the internet.
Since I’m certain people will be asking for the names of these dudes, I’ll give a rundown from left to right in the three rows:
Kenner the beastman, who still likes his exNicholas the android with a codfish face, who actually is not quite so lovesick as just has a wife and daughter who he loves more than anythingGrey the clone of a dead god, who needs to figure himself outDhio the prehistoric dog-turned-god, who has a huge crush on his coworkerPythias the dragon, who has less problems now that he is marriedSidere the god of lust, who needs to check himself before he wrecks himselfDeath the psychopomp, who needs to get out moreNorth the garuda, who is in love with his best friend’s wifeRaitaro the dragon, who has low self-esteem
Some day I will do one million comics about everyone.

monster romance vs anime boy venn diagram.  photoshop, childhood obsession.

I was thinking about that thing I said yesterday, about how I only like drawing two types of dudes: lovesick beastmen and white-haired anime bois with Problems.  And, oh wait false alarm, it looks like I’m only into lovesick beastmen.  why am i admitting this to the internet.

Since I’m certain people will be asking for the names of these dudes, I’ll give a rundown from left to right in the three rows:

Kenner the beastman, who still likes his ex
Nicholas the android with a codfish face, who actually is not quite so lovesick as just has a wife and daughter who he loves more than anything
Grey the clone of a dead god, who needs to figure himself out
Dhio the prehistoric dog-turned-god, who has a huge crush on his coworker
Pythias the dragon, who has less problems now that he is married
Sidere the god of lust, who needs to check himself before he wrecks himself
Death the psychopomp, who needs to get out more
North the garuda, who is in love with his best friend’s wife
Raitaro the dragon, who has low self-esteem

Some day I will do one million comics about everyone.

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Nov 30 '11
Naptime for Beasts (North, Kaia, and Dhio).  pencil sketch, touched up and colored in photoshop.
Whelp, looks like I’m still doodling these guys everywhere.  Guess this makes three in the series now?  I promise I’ve actually redesigned some other old pantheon gods, I’m just really partial to these fellas.
Things might get a little slow during December.  There’s some pretty crazy stuff coming up for me.

Naptime for Beasts (North, Kaia, and Dhio).  pencil sketch, touched up and colored in photoshop.

Whelp, looks like I’m still doodling these guys everywhere.  Guess this makes three in the series now?  I promise I’ve actually redesigned some other old pantheon gods, I’m just really partial to these fellas.

Things might get a little slow during December.  There’s some pretty crazy stuff coming up for me.

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Nov 15 '11
Kaia and her best bro.  Pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop.
Yup, Kaia’s two best pals are beast-men.  Maybe it’s that I’m amused by the idea of two huge monsters being dominated by a teeny girl?  Who knows.
North (you might recognize him) isn’t a god like Kaia and Dhio— although his species is technically a kind of dragon, which puts him genetically into this long-lived shape-shifting demi-god-ish category.  He is supposed to have these vestigial dinosaur fingers on his wings to echo his beast-man design, but I forgot them in the sketch— just, uh, pretend they’re tucked in or something.

Kaia and her best bro.  Pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop.

Yup, Kaia’s two best pals are beast-men.  Maybe it’s that I’m amused by the idea of two huge monsters being dominated by a teeny girl?  Who knows.

North (you might recognize him) isn’t a god like Kaia and Dhio— although his species is technically a kind of dragon, which puts him genetically into this long-lived shape-shifting demi-god-ish category.  He is supposed to have these vestigial dinosaur fingers on his wings to echo his beast-man design, but I forgot them in the sketch— just, uh, pretend they’re tucked in or something.

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Oct 12 '11
I draw pretty small, part 3. (with an old wheat penny for scale.)
Another full page out of my sketchbook, no cleanups or anything.  North, Kaia, and Dhio up top, Jonah (Kaia and Dhio’s eventual kid) at the side, and a buncha Beast-Man Norths in the middle there.  And some JW thumbnails at the bottom, with some scribbly pre-thumbnail thumbnails.  You can see the shadow of the JW comic on the next page if you squint.
Whenever I’m about to start brush inking, I’ll do a small warmup to make sure my hand is steady and the ink is flowing well.  The little portraits are basically the ideal size for it, so I have a bunch of them floating around.  So thanks, North.  You’re a trooper.

I draw pretty small, part 3. (with an old wheat penny for scale.)

Another full page out of my sketchbook, no cleanups or anything.  North, Kaia, and Dhio up top, Jonah (Kaia and Dhio’s eventual kid) at the side, and a buncha Beast-Man Norths in the middle there.  And some JW thumbnails at the bottom, with some scribbly pre-thumbnail thumbnails.  You can see the shadow of the JW comic on the next page if you squint.

Whenever I’m about to start brush inking, I’ll do a small warmup to make sure my hand is steady and the ink is flowing well.  The little portraits are basically the ideal size for it, so I have a bunch of them floating around.  So thanks, North.  You’re a trooper.

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Oct 8 '11
I draw pretty small, part 2. (with an old wheat penny for scale.)
The original sketch of that updated age meme and some sketches of Dhio (right) and North (bottom) in modern clothing.  I’ve been doing a lot of inking lately and have been using the small portraits as a warmup.  There’s another page of beast-North heads that I’ve also been doing warmup inks on.  I’ll post those tomorrow or Tuesday or something.

I draw pretty small, part 2. (with an old wheat penny for scale.)

The original sketch of that updated age meme and some sketches of Dhio (right) and North (bottom) in modern clothing.  I’ve been doing a lot of inking lately and have been using the small portraits as a warmup.  There’s another page of beast-North heads that I’ve also been doing warmup inks on.  I’ll post those tomorrow or Tuesday or something.

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Aug 15 '11
North, as a human.  Colored warmup doodle.
North is one of those guys who I like to draw when I don’t know what to draw.  Usually he looks like a garuda, but sometimes he doesn’t.  I tried to draw him wearing this weird ceremonial uniform that I doodled a bit ago, but it’s designed specifically for a bipedal bird man with clavicle spurs and four arms, so it doesn’t look so great on him.  Sorry, dude.

North, as a human.  Colored warmup doodle.

North is one of those guys who I like to draw when I don’t know what to draw.  Usually he looks like a garuda, but sometimes he doesn’t.  I tried to draw him wearing this weird ceremonial uniform that I doodled a bit ago, but it’s designed specifically for a bipedal bird man with clavicle spurs and four arms, so it doesn’t look so great on him.  Sorry, dude.

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Jun 28 '11
Various D&D Doodles. Pencil and ballpoint pen.
Pieced together bits from a few different D&D sessions.  Randall as a stag, Randall as a human, North for some reason (he is not a part of the campaign, I just like designing armor for him), some weird smarmy dire ape that we summoned, a rod of doom, Randall riding Falcor (also not a part of the campaign), and Pizza Hut (pronounced Piatza Hutte) our new blue dragon friend whose memory we accidentally erased.
Also there is a Birthday Duck that Evan drew on my birthday, which tells you how old some of these drawings are (see also: April).

Various D&D Doodles. Pencil and ballpoint pen.

Pieced together bits from a few different D&D sessions.  Randall as a stag, Randall as a human, North for some reason (he is not a part of the campaign, I just like designing armor for him), some weird smarmy dire ape that we summoned, a rod of doom, Randall riding Falcor (also not a part of the campaign), and Pizza Hut (pronounced Piatza Hutte) our new blue dragon friend whose memory we accidentally erased.

Also there is a Birthday Duck that Evan drew on my birthday, which tells you how old some of these drawings are (see also: April).

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Mar 3 '11
Soleon, yawning or something.
I’ve using my Slicci for doodling almost exclusively lately.  It’s an awesome pen, although the ink isn’t water-resistant.  I have a .18mm Signo as well, and while the line is stupidly thin, the ink flow isn’t consistent.
Another one of those dudes from this picture.

Soleon, yawning or something.

I’ve using my Slicci for doodling almost exclusively lately.  It’s an awesome pen, although the ink isn’t water-resistant.  I have a .18mm Signo as well, and while the line is stupidly thin, the ink flow isn’t consistent.

Another one of those dudes from this picture.

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