Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hi everyone! I'm finally coming out and about to play! It's been long enough!

This is my first comics post EVER in the history of bloggingness - so welcome me into the 21st Century!

Here are a couple of recent gag comics:One of my best friends came up with the above gag, and I just had to put it to paper!

Yeah, I reeeeeally like chocolate milk!

I drew this right after the heartbreaking Yankees Season. Rather, the heartbreaking NY baseball season, as it was pretty crummy all around. But more importantly for me, right after the Yankees lost.

I've got lots more to post, but I'll do a little at a time to break myself in.

*Hugs to all*

~Chari =0)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jungle Jim and the Thumbnail Apocalypse

In anticipation of starting a new portfolio, I've been drawing a crapload of thumbnails. I tried to keep the file sizes fairly small, but large enough to pick out what's going on.

These are the picks of the litter as far as character drawings go. Some of them are based on D&D adventure characters, others are more archetypal like "barbarian" and "death priest". Things like that.

These are two pieces of equipment I sketched out for that horned guy with the wavy sword (which is actually my friend Sean's D&D character, along with the birdman Phil plays) in the character sketches. The helmet is stolen in parts from the cover art for the late Robert Jordan's "The Great Hunt". The character has a devil theme, so I wanted to play with that a lot by making his visor the face of some fiendish creature and since the character himself has horns, the helmet should accomodate them and take them into consideration. On the right is a shield design that's far too complicated to use in any real sense, but on its own I like it. I used an existing monster (the bearded devil) as a design inspiration, since the character is a soldier himself and those guys fill a similar role in the Infernal hierarchy.

Here are some scenes I've sketched out. The left is a guy building himself a Flesh Golem (basically, Frankenstein's Monster) in his alchemical lab. The right is a monk (Shaolin style, not Friar Tuck style) punching goblins. You get those fuckers, buddy.

And, finally this is a sketch for a location: a collapsed Moathouse with a winding road.

There you go.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I remember you were reckless, you were hungry, you were real.

This is the first of (what I hope to be) several drawings headed to the SQFT gallery in Nashville, TN for the Christmas "Cash and Carry" show. I think I still need to work on it, since I'm not happy with her face and you can't tell what he's got in his mouth at this size. I photograph everything crooked.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Art Sneeze

This is such a bad drawing. I pretty much sneezed it out onto paper, inked it with fearsome carelessness, and then slobbered watercolors all over it. Like...where the hell is PiPs standing behind her? Is he a floating torso??

And yet....I'm posting it here because I'm glad I made it?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Robot Nurse

Heres a little something I just put together. I haven't posted here before, cuz I usually just post on my own blog now... Or on one of the other SVA people blogs like art-burn . If anyone wants to join art-burn, let me know and I'll send you an invite.

That chick with that hair

<3 <3 <3 Brushes (finally).

Friday, October 5, 2007

Phil's D&D character

Here's a pencil drawing of Phil Conigliaro's malicious birdman Dungeons and Dragons character. The original is bigger than my scanner's bed, but I think I did a decent job of piecing it back together. Since I have no idea on a direction to take my portfolio in, I'm just trying to sharpen my technical skills in the interim and doing stuff like this helps with that and may come in handy if I decide to pursue the nerd art route.