I moved back to a standing desk, and that’ll hopefully keep me more alert and on task. It’s fascinating how much hurting feet prevent you from goofing off on the computer.
I went on a bit of writing spell there and I started feeling super-down on my artistic abilities. I’ve noticed that happens pretty much every time I take any kind of break from drawing and especially painting. I’ve done a huge amount of world-building for this comic I’m always trying to make, but I’m finding there’s not much of a story that is appealing to me at the moment. So I’ve just been trying to keep working on it.
Four more images in this series that I’m working on. I’m trying to limit myself to 15 minutes for each of these, because I’ll take hours if I give myself the opportunity. Right now I’m calling the whole thing Views from an Infinite Underground, though that’s just a working title.
With Sfé Monster and Evan Dahm doing these neat little illustration projects, I’ve been thinking to tackling something similar and these four pictures are the first sketches I’ve done along those lines.
Nothing is guaranteed to come of this, but I like the idea of making a little square book full of all these bizarre landscapes. It’s something I’m going to continue playing around with on the side.
Messing around with a redesign of the current, ubiquitous USPS delivery van. The van in use has a very angular, sixties-looking design and I wanted something a little more rounded and charming. I imagine it as being electric, with the batteries being under the floor in the center and driving the front wheels. Of course, there’d be enough space in the front for a small, gasoline-powered engine because the electric version wouldn’t be very practical for rural locations or very long postal routes.
I also did a slight rework of the USPS logo, mostly making it circular and changing the color to a lighter blue.
Finally, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the people in the postal service for the amazingly hard work that they do on a regular basis. So many people in our government (they know who they are) have been giving the USPS a shit time and making it extremely difficult for them to operate in a successful manner and I find that to be a damn shame, especially considering how we used to hold to postal service in a kind of national reverence in the past.
And for those who want to get rid of the USPS, it is in the Constitution. You should read it sometime.
Sally “Cogs” Moynihan, proprietor and manager of The Unwelcome Pit, one of the most popular clubs in all of New Haarlem. When not tending the Pit, she enjoys working on just about anything mechanical and even is staring to attract a bit of a repair business on the side. She is also quite fond of boxing. Which sometimes helps with “managing” the bar.
Here, have a tasteful torso. For the last week I’ve been working on stuff I can’t show people yet, and also doing small art studies like this one. I think I’m getting good at rendering human anatomy, which has been something I’ve been trying at more often as of late.
Probopass has a Lonely nature. Magnet Pull prevents Steel-type Pokemon from escaping.
I don’t have a 3DS, so I can’t play the new games but I’ve been revisiting White a lot lately. I’ve mostly been trying to fill up the pokedex (504 caught so far), but I’ve also been playing around with pokes that I don’t normally use. I’ve been having fun training a Probopass and I’m starting to really like it as a pokemon.
Despite its weird looks and strange attacks. Or maybe because of them.
Tried doing some doodle of ol’ Flynn. I’ve been wanting to get back to them, but I’ve been working on other things so I haven’t had much chance to.
It’s Thursday and I suppose that mean’s it’s time for me to do a terrible torso. The human body is a weird thing.
Doodle of a character for a story I’m working on for the Beyond anthology. It’s also a bit of a shading test, because I don’t have tons of experience working in greyscale.
Working on a design for a new character for a comic, and this is the first time I’d done a picture of him. Also, the first time I’ve painted birch trees. Started this last night and finished it up this afternoon.
A bit of a warm-up painting this evening, playing with painting skin tones and lighting effects. I love doing images like this. Hopefully I’ll have more time for it in the future.