Thursday, October 6, 2016

30 Days of Drawing on Post-its

For the month of September I joined some friends on twitter in the #stickathon challenge to draw on a post-it note every day. They are mostly rushed scribbles, but it was a good exercise in drawing everyday and getting me prepared for #inktober, which I will talk about in a later post. Below are scans of a couple of my favorites.

 Day 2: One of the last really nice days of summer.

Day 3: Late night gyro indulgence.

Day 8: Animal as a weapon as prompted by my husband.

Day 12: Too much hair.

Day 16: Inspired by my niece's Shopkins themed birthday party.

Day 18: Getting crunk!

Day 22: Koffing, John's favorite pokemon.

I'm currently participating in #inktober. You can check out my twitter @saturn2169 for daily updates on that or just wait 'til I do a blog post about it a month from now. Either way.

Friday, August 19, 2016

To Be Fair, The Last Time I Moved Across The Country I Didn't Post For A Year

Hello! So, for those of you who didn't know, I moved back to Chicago! What?! That's right. After close to five years in NYC, I'm back home in Chicago. I'm not gonna lie, I already miss NY, but it's good to be back and close to family. Anyway, for those of you on my holiday card mailing list you should have received a postcard with my and John's new address. If I somehow missed you or you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, shoot me a message on Facebook with your address and I'll send one your way. Now that that is out of the way here are some process pictures along with the final card design (sans address for obvious reasons).

Here are some of the original rough sketches from my sketchbook. Pretty sure I drew these while I was on the train in NYC. 

Back in Chicago I got to work on the final drawing.


Process shot. Gotta have some tea.

Sneak Preview shot for twitter (@Saturn2169)

All colored with inks and scanned in.

Final! Background and some cleanup done in Photosherp.

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I do have some stuff I'm working on now, so I should have some more fun stuff to post soon.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Holiday Card 2015

The holiday season is over. I guess it has been for a few weeks. But by now even the really lazy people should have taken down decorations and all that (says the lady who has her "Happy Halloween" decorations still up on her door). Anyway, here is 2015's holiday card. I wish I was on a beach somewhere warm right now.

 One of my first rough concept sketches (John in a bikini)

Rough sketch. I kind of liked the look of this one (turns out John didn't like the bikini part)



Warm wishes.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Another Sketchy Magee Over and a New One Just Begun

2015 was an emotional year. There was so much new and fun and exciting and a lot of sad and frustrating and tedious. I started out the year pretty strong. I felt motivated and optimistic. Motivation slowly dwindled and obligations got in the way. There were times I wanted to put pen or pencil to paper, but I couldn't. I was too tired or sad or busy. There are places in this sketchbook where consecutive pages are weeks or even months apart. Christmas is over and New Years is over and for better or worse things are starting to go back to "normal". I forced my self to power through the last three pages of this book, that had been empty for over a month, so I could call it a day on Sketchy Magee before the New Year. It felt nice. I get anxiety when I haven't drawn in a while and the longer it is the more nervous I feel about what might happen when I finally start to scribble. Maybe I've forgotten how to draw and maybe it'll all be crap. But then I do. And it's fine. It's all still there. Right where I left it. 

So here are some bits from Sketchy Magee.

Some scribbles

Some comic ideas I never finished

Lots of naked women in weird poses

Lots of women with clothes on as well

(John wanted me to include this sketch with the randomly written "Nuttiness" on top)

Lots of goofy drawings of myself

(I hope my aunt thinks I did justice to the awesome slippers she made me in this drawing)
(Also this is the sweater my Ma got me for Christmas 2014)
(Also boobies)

And also, John and pugs

A new year and a new sketchbook. Wish me luck.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ten Years

 So this weekend is my ten year high school reunion. I won't be going, but I decided to do a little comic about some of the ways I've changed in the past ten years. Partial writing credit to John who, when asked how he thinks I've changed said, "You're a little more drinkey" and "more into food". Enjoy!

I hope if nothing else I've at least gotten better at drawing comics. This one is for you Mary Doornbos.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ruby and Sapphire

I don't know that I've ever been more obsessed with a show. Here's another Ruby and Sapphire fanart. Enjoy!

Quick RGD

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Bit of Sketchyness

A bit of sketchyness to hold you over. I'm currently working on a new comics project, so apologies for not posting so much. Here's a little something from my sketchbook that I thought looked kind of cool. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Greg and Rose

So, I'm just a teensy bit obsessed with Steven Universe. So here's a piece I drew based off this photo of Sid and Nancy.

Rose Quartz loves her a rock star! Well sort of.

Pencil sketch

Final inked and colored in Photoshop

Bonus! Here's a quick sketch of Garnet with Ruby and Sapphire. 

She is a conversation.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ruby and Sapphire!

So I suppose this might be considered "Spoilers", so Spoiler Alert!

Honestly, though, not sure how many people care about Steven Universe spoilers. Anyway, toward the end of the season in the episode "Jail Break" we find out the Garnet is actually a fusion. Which sort of makes sense. She is the one who encourages Stevonnie to enjoy her fusion experience and she is the only crystal gem with two gems and more than two eyes. So in the episode Garnet gets separated and her two halves Ruby and Sapphire have to find each other. Their reunion is pretty beautiful. I decided to do a few doodles last night while watching Steven Universe and then finally decided to do a little colored illustration. Enjoy!


Final pencil


Process shot