There's a picture like this on the wall of LCAD's new campus. But there's no background in it and I drew it with Photoshop's Pencil Tool at a relatively puny resolution, resulting in nasty pixilation. Had I known earlier how fun custom brushes in Sketchbook Pro can be, this might have gone in its place.
Another pinup. And with a white background, no less! Ah, well, if it offsets the bland in-joke of the last post (edit: DELETED) it can't it be all bad. Plus it's an okay stab at clean-up.
I've been fooling myself with two ideas lately: 1) that story drawing is harmful because it takes too much time away from my homework, and 2) that doodling is harmless. Usually, yes, doodling is harmless. It's obsessing over a doodle until it's a finished piece that's not so good -- especially when there's no story.
I love sharing my stuff and I'm thankful you're all around to see it, but there's only one way for me to blow you away and that's if I focus. So let me cocoon for a while and hopefully I can show off some new, and some improved, stories by the end of the year.
Also, Chris, thanks for pushing me to do small exercises. I'm slowly getting back into the habit as time permits -- plus I've drawn so many pinups that I'm getting tired, and I'm eager to know these characters. Believe it or not, watching Animaniacs with a friend recently made me a little more conscious about how cartoon characters can interact (even Mindy and Buttons' simple antics were highly entertaining).
My history with "dropping the blog," of course, is checkered. But if I know what's good for me I won't start it up till the time is right.