Thursday, October 6, 2011
October 5 Drink n' Draw: Had a really fun night. The weather was crazy warm for this time of year, so I rode my bike the 5 miles to Latitude. Got some fun sketches done and am beginning to trust myself a little more. Nothing is irreparable. That is why we sketch - to lay out a general idea and refine it as we go. The skull is a character I'm thinking of working into a web-comic that I'm planning. The simian creature was my take on a troll after listening to Tom Stilwell and Dave Pascuito talk about their impressions of what a troll should look like. I started with the face and then kind of ran out of imagination in terms of the head and body, so I cheated and covered him in fur. He winds up looking more ape-like than troll-like. The other guy was another attempt at a lumbering type of character, but just a quick sketch.
I spent the past few weeks catching up on the Bendis and Brubaker runs on Daredevil, hence Bullseye and the Owl. The Owl looks a little too much like Logan/Wolverine. Probably need to work on drawing "old people".
I also spent some time sketching ideas for this year's Christmas card, but they are not yet scan-worthy.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Audrey Conners, loyal friend of Dan Conners, passed away on September 21st. She was a unique dog, as quirky as she was amazing. I had the good fortune to house/pet-sit for Dan several times over the years and it was less a chore and more a welcome, calming respite from my everyday life. Audrey was loving, empathetic and curious. She was an obedient dog, but also loved people food and would stare tirelessly at you until you relented. She'll be missed.