Inktober 2019, Day 13: Ash. After crossing the lake of molten lava and landing their dragon (a motherfucking dragon! Whoop!), Tess and Abby find themselves in a peaceful meadow, at the center of which is a large ash tree. “What’s so special about this tree?” asks Abby. While looking for ash trees to draw for […]
Day 12: Dragon/Complete Whoop. Tess Durban’s life keeps throwing her for a loop. One moment she’s sad because her friend, the same person who days earlier had turned her life upside down, has just ghosted her; the next moment she’s in an alternate dimension with a new friend, riding a giant fucking dragon over a […]
A double today, because I was unable to finish yesterday’s drawing on the day itself, even though I’d made good progress on it during the morning session before going to work. It just so happened that I came home very late and exhausted. But I have a long weekend now, so I’m getting caught up. […]
Day 9: Swing. Fictional outtake from the documentary Beware of Mr. Baker in which Ginger Baker discusses playing on the first Cult of XünÿX album. When original Cult of XünÿX drummer Jan Teunissen read the quote, he replied “But I am hung”, and left it at that. I’ve been immersing myself in the records of […]
Inktober 2019, Day 8: Frail. For Frits Zuniga, the story ended on a less ecstatic note, though perhaps a hopeful one. With his demon under control, he was finally free to check into rehab. I got a little too ambitious during the morning session before work. This meant that the inks weren’t done by the […]
Prompt # 7 is “Enchanted”, and what could be more enchanting than having a world of new possibilities open up to you? Having just seen what her friend Aideen can do, Tess asks the one question that could possibly matter in that situation. Indian ink, Copic markers, Affinity Photo, Autodesk Sketchbook.
Day 6: Husky. Yesterday I had a busy schedule and drew like a wet noodle when I finally did get around to drawing. I’m still in wet noodle mode today, but at least I had more time to fix up the worst errors in my traditional ink, and to cover the rest up with colors. […]
Absolute Unit, Tess and Abby look on as Doctor Shelley builds a thing. They have no idea what it is. Based on a frame from the Doctor Who episode The Woman Who Fell To Earth. Straight from the scanner with only some greytone correction.
Day 4: Freeze. One thing I miss about drawing comics in a purely traditional way is the ability to create over-the-top ornate word balloons. Having someone speak frostily with not just icicles dripping from the word balloon, but with igloos and penguins and frost fractals on the surface. So here’s one example. But who will […]
This morning, I woke up with inflammation in my thumb, which made it hard for me to hold a pencil until the ibuprofen kicked in. I also found the third official prompt, “Bait” to be less than inspiring, and after a quick look at some other prompts, I decided that they didn’t do much for […]