The usual caveats apply about finishing the art and fixing the slipshod drawing of some of the sketchier characters
I have new security in place on the SPQR BLUES sites, but I still do the occasional manual review and cleanup, which helps feed more anti-hacking data into the overall security system. Just spent an hour reviewing a gabillion (low estimate) failed hacking attempts from IPs allegedly located in Russia, China, India, and Ukraine, and a couple of stray ones from Japon and Gabon. Maybe they’re looking for the Republican candidate’s secret hidden tax returns or a way to inject a zombie virus into the entire network (yes you can catch a digital zombie virus from an improperly cleaned cell phone I am sure of it). Or they want to post ads for manly-man pills and rip-off watches.
I’m burned out from all of this. I’ll post the latest WIP in about an hour, then I’m going out for curly fries with some young and shiny colleagues, then I’m going to watercolour some art for Sunday while I can take advantage of the relative peace and quiet of the cat-sitting place and it’s lovely view.
This was just a warmup doodle, then I ended up in over my eyebrows on a freelance project that was larger than I thought it would be and it ate the rest of the day/weekend. Eh, it’s not perfect, but it made a good warmup for the fingers.
This is what my self portraits usually look like:
Well, that’s what they look like when I’m in a charitable mood.
For some reason I decided, as long as I’m on a watercolour kick, to try a fancier self portrait. After I scanned it…
I decided I was too tired to try hand-painting it and decided to try digital instead…
Does it actually look like me? I dunno. Marginally?
This scanned oddly (dark, blotchy), so I did a quickie touchup in Photoshop–I’m still not sure how it’ll show up on your browsers. Well, I’ll post it and find out!
Here are the stages of the drawing. I liked the pencils and considered just cleaning them up and leaving it at that, but wanted to play with watercolours.
Here’s today’s assortment of tools:
Deleter Neopiko 4, Kuretake Fudebiyori, water brushes, eraser, pencil.
Since I’m pretty excited about the imminent return of Z Nation for season 3 in about 10 days, I did a couple of characters from the show for my warm-up sketches today.
This one is Warren.
This one is 10K. You can see how he might appeal to me, what with the 10K Drawings countdown. His countdown is for Zombie kills. As one does.
After maybe a rough start in the first season (according to some reviewers), the show is just the right sort of sincere camp I adore–both funny and touching.
While we’re at it, here’s another sketch:
I’m scanning, shading, and lettering a new comic tonight. It probably won’t post for a few hours.