Monday, March 16, 2009

So There I Was

Sorry that I have to send in an image that isn't terribly related to the theme this week. I got severely stumped and wish we had something a little bit more obvious. =D This is "So There I Was", more or less. He's a buddha, and there he is. Meditation is just being there and not a lot else. It's not finished, and I did some silly things with it, but that's how we learn. Made in Flash.

. . . If I had been clever I would have illustrated one of my favorite bits from Jonathan Livingston Seagull: "Perfect speed is being there." Oh, well. Maybe I'll draw seagulls next week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

So There I Was... hope that explains a thing or two.

Frankenstein's monster was all over the place. That's where he was. For some reason the only good ideas I had for this theme al involved monsters.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Theme 17

It's that time again. No, not the wheel of morality. It's time for theme 17. And the theme for this week is....

"So there I was..."

So there you go!

Cosmic Dance - Milky Way Waltz

Here we have a lovely Martian couple dancing to a Waltz by Olympus von Mons, his 8th written in D-minor...

OK who am I kiding, I'm no music expert. But hope you enjoy the pic anyhow!

- Mike

Cosmic Dance!

Let's dance buddy. Here comes my super powered MEGA PUNCH!!!!!

Yeah, I find some way to fit robots in. It's in gray now but I really want to see this in color. But I'll probably go back and re-draw it by hand because my digital inking still needs work. Just used the tablet for a quicker turn around. Enjoy. It's good to be back.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cosmic Dance

Another speedpaint-y thing =). I'm back in the game! This is going to take a little bit of explaining as to how it fits in with the theme. Worry not, my noble compatriots!

This is an illustration to one of the variants of Cinderella. In a few of them, Cinderella's fairy godmother gives her three magical walnuts. They contain a dress like the moon, the sun, and the stars, respectively. (In a few of the variants, Cinderella is a runaway from a noble household and hides her fancy clothing under a fur cloak, which is what I've drawn here.) I've been looking at how some golden age era illustrators handle light/dark contrast. Any thoughts?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Heads up!

Lookie, lookie, we finally got a header! Courtesy of  our very own Mike Ryan's comic book cover he did in a previous submission. Enjoy the new look and keep on drawing!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Late entry for last week's theme, "do that again." I'm looking at a new style, new software, new projects. Have a very quick, scribbly fortune cookie. I'm looking to pick up the idea it goes with soon, maybe as an indie project. Pardon the speckliness, I had some exporting issues. It's good to be back, folks.

Theme 16

Friends, family, country folk, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, and monkeys. WE'RE BACK BABY! After a long, long , long hiatus things are finally getting underway again. The theme for this week is:

Cosmic Dance

So, Dance the night away with your pencil, mouse, or whatever! Enjoy!