Sunday, 24 July 2016

Jowybean shenanigans 24/7/16

Listening to some of Phil Collins songs and did some speed painting to I Don't Care Anymore. Thinking of it as a music video, I know there already is one but I did this before I Knew that there was a MV for the song. 

Until next post laters. ;)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Jowybean shenanigans 16/7/16

Ever since I made my Middle east 2050 project back in 2014 I have grown to like the idea of having a high tech mecha inspired world coexisting with our diverse cultures and life styles.

This is me returning to that theme but in South Africa, No plans to make more pieces like this, I still want to work on my anatomy and drawing realism before I attempt something big like Middle East 2050 again, 

But even with that said I am happy with the outcome of the image.

I love seeing life from another country I have no real experience of and I will even go out of my way to hunt for videos, photos even music of these unique towns /places so I can see the cultures for what they really are and not what mass media or entrainment tends to label them as, which are usually negative stereotypes. 

Wip below 

Until next post Laters 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Jowybean shenanigans 5/7/16

OK Not done this in a long while but last week I may have just come up with an interesting idea for a future show/ comic series.that is separate from my other cartoon world.

I initially just wanted to design some different maid designs with a armour look to them but when I drew the green maid I called Minti because of the green fresh looking colour . A whole new world opened up in my imagination, and here I am two days later with the idea you see before you in its current state.
Its a real encouragement to see me starting to take an interest in the characters and story then just making my character designs look visually stimulating, I do tend to think of character troupes/ stereotypes that exist and then juxtapose them with something completely different to give my art a personality thats individual to me as a artist ,and incorporates my many influences in the process.

The best way I can describe the tone of this series/ comic would be like if you mixed the zaniness of Excel Saga / Freakazoid with some of the serious story telling of Batman / Game of Thrones.
Thats a really weird way to describe the concept but thats how I see it as of right now. ^^;
Story/ Backstory
In an alternative world, Maids for centuries were known as the domestic servants that aided in keeping the dirt and filth out of ones home. However in the far future they are now more then just a service for the pubic to use or a symbol of sexy. They are a respected conglomerate of soldiers, celebrities, law enforcers and heroines acting under the universal name of M.K.O Maid Knights Order. Their duty as part of this order is to clean up the worlds worst metropolises that are riddled with alarming rates of crime.
One maid known as Minti is one of a few special maids that operates under her families premium cleaning service. This advantage gives her the freedom to enjoy her past time, Which is hunting down the cities biggest criminals and cleaning up their act for good ,and I mean that literally.
This type of Maid Knight is known as a House Rider, This is because in the outside world Minti and other House Riders are representing their Families and any actions they perform as a vigilante or employer could effect their reputation and the name of M.K.O. Although The M.K.O are all united as one, some are not against backstabbing or using greed to raise in their ranks. Minti should know this as many M.K.families are in constant competition with her and each other, eventually these silent tensions could boil over and create unforeseen chaos to the city and the world at large.

Obviously I do not plan to start working on this idea as intensely as my current projects. But I will keep it in mind as I see a lot of Fun to be had with this concept both story and art wise.

Until next post Laters ;)

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Jowybean shenanigans 25/6/16

Some new quick music doodles I made today based on two different songs.

Aphex Twin  

been mostly listening to his stuff all day and decided to create a manifestation of his music in to one odd creature.

Hard Knocks - Dirty Cop named Harry

Another good rap album from the early 90s 

until next post Laters :)

Thursday, 23 June 2016 comic update 2/23/16

So the reason why I posted nothing on here last week was because I have been going through the pages of issue 2 of my ongoing comic project  Want to make sure it reads well and the speech bubbles are positioned in a good position with the art. that is all being drawn in traditional media minus the front cover. 

The front cover of issue/ level 2 has just been finalised and I will be in the process of getting it printed in the next week or so. 

I will try and get back in to the swing of things on this blog ASAP.

until next post Laters.:)