Saturday, 19 January 2013

Jowy Shenanigans 19/1/13

Not much of a huge update on the comic project. But here is a sample of the promo I am putting together for DA which Is been drawn digitally it is of the famer girl and her pet dragon who will be the protagonists throughout the adventure.

I am trying to get it done ASAP because my schedule for next week will be rather packed I believe. At the same time I want to continue development on my other projects including the pony title cards.

Oh Rats There’s one other project I have forgotten to mention.

After been out of work for so long like 7 months and going back and froth with the job centre and sites. I figured for the New Year it was about time to try a different approach to getting recognised for my talent. So I looked at visual ways to promote the local Warley woods trust and its members because they do so much for this tiny bit of greenly situated in a predominantly urban and built up area. They do nature walks, bat hunting, golfing (partly because there’s a golf Crouse) and music festivals. Every time I go to Warley woods I am filled with that warm feeling of nature and community it has drawn people together over the years so it’s a very special place and haven to everyone in the region.

Then it hit me like an apple from Newton’s tree. “I need to design some
cartoons /illustrations that could sell the services the woods run and present it in a positive light”.

That’s exactly what I did and have done for the last week and a half on top of other things.

My original idea style wise was to juxtapose reality with fantasy like my influence Todd Schorr. The above sketch is to illustrate in a cute funny way families adopting trees from the woods for protection

Watching you birds Shower

              During development of the above sketches that i planed on inking in detail. Someone suggested my iconic bean characters because they are expressive and universal so they could appeal to everyone without insulting or stereotyping. 

I was not sure about this suggestion at first because i find my Beanies to be a cop out nowadays. An excuse not to improve on things i cannot design or draw that well and need more practice in.

I need to draw more animals this year

But after inking in these two bean related illustrations advertising the dog walking and bat hunting my mind set completely changed. I now can see promise in these characters as cards or cartoons for visitors to pick up as a reminder of the fun time they had in the woods.

I started another one today but not moved on to colour yet.

Once I have these illustrations finalized I am sending them off to the trust to get their feedback on whether my work or art could help in branding the woods to the public better.

Disappointed that there’s been a lack of jowy related drawing last week but I am taking each day as it comes not rushing or forcing anything.

Maybe do some tonight  ^ ^ ;

Until next Post LATERS Folks ; )

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Jowy Shenanigans 16/1/13 comic project updates

Today was a very proactive day with the comic and other shenanigans. Although it looks like a bunch of rough pencil sketches that are slightly smudged sadly because I lean on my sketchbook a lot. These are here to establish the main characters designs and poses in the comic before I move on to layouts or anything else.

FACT What’s been decided for the story? 
  • ·      Our lead protagonist will be the young female framer to break the cliché of the male hero. (I just want to draw a female hero is the real reason O.K) 
  • ·      She will need to rescue someone in the story. A prince who’s the damsel in distress as of now. He may get more character development later on. 
  • ·      There will be at least four other characters that will join the girl and aid her in her quest each with a unique personality. 
  • ·      The universe this epic will take place in will be the city of the Internet so almost everything about it will get referenced in the background or by words. Think of roger rabbit  but its over 9000 yeah those jokes may be in there too.

 I am going to try and persuade my dad who’s the writer of the comic to put up the script this week so you can get a better understanding of the story.  I would like to get as many people interested in this project as soon as possible. I am thinking of putting up a promo piece on my DA account this week as well.

thats the update on the comic right now more to come just you wait. 

I thought my last post was kind of small considering pervious ones . I decided to share some of my rough sketches I did before and after the new year enjoy.  

Have Faith for this year will be good 
Ponies can go with anything even Aphex Twin lol


My university note pads were really in fashion for sketching last year. =D
 But i have a ton of sketchbooks why choose these i hear myself asking?

this was Inspired after seeing the new History documentary series on BBC Four. Lost kingdoms of south America. Extremely fascinating don’t ask me what this sketch is about go watch the dang thing right now 

I was trying to channel the style of Al Williamson because i was looking at a book earlier full of sketches he had done.

Until we meet again folks