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The calm before the deadline storm.

27 Nov

Just a quick update tonight, guys, on account of me not having my scanner set up over here. Part of the reason why I came home was to help my family move, so things are somewhat on the disorganized side for us right now. I’ll be back at school late tomorrow after a loooong day of flying, so Monday’s update should be chock-full of freshly-scanned artwork. It also might be a bit light on the commentary side–as the title of this entry indicates, I have a pretty busy schedule as soon as I get back from break. I have a deadline pretty much every day until Wednesday or Thursday, with my thesis presentation on Thursday wrapping up the week and hopefully marking the point at which I can sleep again. I’ll keep you posted as best I can, of course, but I felt it was only fair to warn you that next week’s updates may devolve into ramblings garbled by sleep madness. BUSINESS AS USUAL, I SUPPOSE

Anyway, here’s a little drawing of Sun for you:

sun

Man, we haven’t seen her in a while, huh? And I’m not sure I’ve ever posted a drawing of her in color here, so it’s newness all around. She’s looking smug as usual, though–it’s good to know that some things never change. I’m hoping that maybe some of her confidence will rub off on me this week and help me to keep going even when I’m super stressed out. Keep your fingers crossed!

What is that bright light in the sky? Oh, right, it’s the sun.

20 Sep

Ohhh my god you guys I am so tired. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I have been totally nocturnal for the past few days but then had to get up at 9 this morning to go TA for figure drawing? TRULY IT IS A MYSTERY.

Here’s a sample of what I’ve been working on during all those late nights, though. I did a short comic based on Aesop’s fable The Wind and the Sun last year, and I think my first mini this year will be a follow up to that. It’ll be based on another fable called How Sun, Moon, and Wind Went Out to Dinner. Here’s Moon:

Oh, man, lookit those nails.

I’m working on updating her design, so this is probably not at all what she’ll look like. I’ve chosen to make each deity in the fable a different nationality–in the original, Wind was Norse and Sun was Indian. I’m leaning towards a more Korean-influenced design for Moon as of right now, so her costume will probably change entirely. I still think this illustration is kinda neat, though.

Here’s Star:

She's not judging, just observing.

Star is the mother of Moon, Sun, and Wind, so I wanted her to look a little more matriarchal. I was going for a kind of Aboriginal feel to her, but since I don’t know if that’s entirely apparent I may tweak her design a little more before the final version. I’m pretty proud of the starfield behind her–I’ve made them digitally, but I’ve never painted them by hand before now. I think it came out pretty well.

Ooookay. I’ve gotta go finish coloring a pin-up tribute to Art Frahm, and then I think I’m gonna pass out face down on the media room couch and see if I can get someone to drag me home to my apartment. See y’all on Wednesday!

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