Thursday, June 12, 2014

Heroes Con Soon!

Hey folks!

I'm updating with my phone. It's a Windows Phone, so nothin' fancy. We'll see how this works, lol.

Anyways, I'm headed to Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC! It'll be my first solo table at a convention, so I'm sure I'll learn a lot about what works for me & what doesn't.

Also, my friend Travers, head of RedLine Toy Co, is modeling one of the enemies from the Cathy Catastrophe universe. There's definitely going to be some cool stuff at my table!!

I'll have more pictures and info tomorrow!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Environment Practice

Hey folks! Finals are going on! Yay. It feels like that's been going on for about 3 weeks... Probably because it has. In my Environments class, our task was to design the same location with two different moods. I again chose my Steampunk team in 1918. They renovated a recently vacated 1912 firehouse and used it as an HQ for some time. 

The first mood is "Optimistic." They first get the HQ an start solving cases involving the robotic members of society. Either proving their innocence or guilt. 

The second mood, "Depressing," is after a team member dies and everything that can go wrong does.

For the assignment, adding in elements outside of the main structure wasn't a big concern. But that's the biggest inclusion I want to add to these images. Anything that gives the location a specific time frame and location will really sell this piece. The building itself is solid and the water is a great effect and I learned a lot, but I'll be adding other textures and include time specific vehicles as well. 

Another note, I've read enough Sin City for one week. It was a huge inspiration for the Depressing mood.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art Challenge from Class

In Character Design class we were assigned to develop two characters based on a theme in a pre-established animated universe. Out of a hat, I drew the "Knight and Squire" theme. I actually wanted to stay away from the animated Star Wars universes because that's way too easy. So I chose the He-Man 2002 universe.

All of the masters are dudes except for Teela. Lol. 
There's gotta be another wonder -ahem- warrior woman around there somewhere. Haha.

The challenge isn't finished yet. There's 3 action poses to do along with 4 expressions for each character. Gotta get to work!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Some exercises from class

Here are some foreshortened exercises from my storyboarding class.
Ideally, you should be able to tell the foreshortened drawing from the realistic version. If not, I failed.
It was an experiment on how far we could push perspective until we break it or the figure, avoiding the unbelievable. A lot of times you'll have to change the pose around because humans just don't bend that way. And that's perfectly fine. 

I challenge you, take a pose then draw both a realistic and exaggerated version!

You can find the male figure on and the female somewhere on DeviantArt. I didn't keep track of that at the time. I know both probably can be found here: Pixel Lovely

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cathy Running

Cathy with some fists of fire. 
Or energy fists, whatever you wanna call 'em.

Just playing around in Manga Studio 5. 

I'm loving the tones and the pen. Working with Anti-Aliasing off is so refreshing. Anti-aliasing is the grainy edge you get when you use the brush tool in Photoshop. When it's turned off, or you're working without it, coloring your art is so much easier. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Punky Doodle Dandy - Available Now!!

Hey everyone!!!

Punky Doodle Dandy is now available online! 
It features the awesome work of the talented Chris Brunner, our editor Sage Coffey, Brian Prince, Chris Schweizer and soooo many more. There's about 60 pages of goodness there. I was able to get in a quick 3 page Cathy Catastrophe special in!!

Plus, the digital edition is only $3.00

We're using the money to get a second printing of the physical copy. There was barely enough to give to the limited pre-orders we had.