Sunday, May 19, 2013

Commissions and comic work, oh my.

It's been a week since I last poked ye old digital art journalblogthing, so let's have at it.

Finished this commission. 13 hours total. Paint Tool SAI, per my usual weapon of choice.

And now some speedypaints! 1 hour.

1 hour.

1 hour.

1 hour, 15 minutes.

Got commissioned to add a 2nd hour to this one. Amazing the difference in detail an hour can make.

Had some WIPs laying around of a quick painting, thought they might be interesting to show. 40 minutes.

 1 hour, 20 minutes.

3 hours, 30 minutes.

Been working on a personal comic project as well all week, about a demon named Ted. You made recall him from when I accidentally invented him during that 30 day improvement challenge.

In the course of hammering out a clearer story structure, I have wound up determining a lot more about Ted as a character. Ted's species is a non-gendered people called the Tantis, who originated on an alternate version of Earth where some differing conditions caused evolution to take a different course. They hop dimensions to the human version of Earth on a regular basis as part of a religious rite in which humans are consumed, and their skins are brought back and worn as status symbols. From an early age, Ted is uninterested in participating, instead sneaking off to spend what time they can watching human sitcoms. Through them Ted becomes fascinated with the female gender. Ted purposefully botches their Coming of Age ceremony, bringing home a rubber costume mask rather than a real human pelt, is expelled from their dimension, and settles down to live on the human-Earth.

His first story arc will center around a murder mystery of sorts, though I won't spoil what I am planning since I want people to... well, read it, theoretically. Look at it. Whatever you properly term experiencing a comic.

I will note though that I decided to pass my awkward fear of toilets on to Ted. They remind him of a monstrous deity from his home dimension known as Cloacina the All-Consuming. Yep.

So speaking of toilets... here Ted's friend Galen left the toilet seats up, causing Ted some severe toilet angst. How could you do that, Galen. Ted entrusted you with the proper use of their bathroom. You monster. :(

It's okay, Galen is one of Ted's best friends eventually and he makes it up to Ted. The error was simply made out of ignorance. You know... in case you were concerned.

This is Galen, incidentally. But yes, so that's been a lot of fun. Have been writing up an outline, a script, and little mini-bios to keep track of all the characters and hammer out their personality quirks and motivations. Haven't slept a lot this week in the process of doing so on top of normal commissions, but the satisfaction involved in embarking on my own project is very worth the exhaustion.

Unrelatedly, here is a doodle of Waldo Butters I drew for the sketchbet. Because it seems imperative I inject Dresden Files fanart into my art blog as often as possible.

And let it be known the proper way to relax after a long week is with some beerception: drinking a beer while drawing yourself drinking a beer. I suppose you could also draw yourself drawing yourself drinking a beer and so on, depending on how many levels deep you wish to recurse.

Let's wrap this up with a couple more commissions. This commission is a sequel to a previous commission. You see, the thing with zerglings is you can never just have one. They hatch in pairs.

And a 5 hour painting of a commissioner's beefy blue arcanine character. Or rather arcticanine, haha.

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