Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 171.

Early morning doodles.
Parker Quink black in a synthetic brush pen, more grey than black.

This is a portion of a table top at my son's school grounds.
It reminds me of grey moths.

Thanks for visiting.
(10:10 AM)

(7:19 PM)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 170.

A few late night doodles before bed.

We took the kids to TOY STORY 3 in the afternoon.
It was very well done, took the audience to so many
different places, and showed us beautiful and
exciting things. It told a good well crafted story.
You could not "see the seams" that is movie magic.
(12:40 PM)

Pattern explorations.

This demonstrates how much of a memory hog
Photoshop really is. My system chugs along processing
the information, taking quite some time. I will need an upgrade
so very soon. Thanks for visiting.
(10:33 PM)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 168.

Rainbow Splatter.

Revisiting BUG TOWN.
This was a little comic strip that ran on RMD a couple of years back.
I'll be doing a few more test pages on them in the for story telling
experiments. Stay tuned? Thanks for visiting.
(8:36 PM)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 167.

Splatter experiment.
(1:57 PM)

Variation 1.
(2:46 PM)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 166.

Early morning brush pen.
Lines drawn half dreaming,
cast in black, cutting white
like ash and burnt bone
on new fallen snow.
(11:52 AM)
(7:05 PM)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 165

Tried a lighting effect on the last one, give it a glow.

(7:17 AM)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 164.

Two snowflake patterns are digital manipulations
of finger paintings by my eldest son.
Funky stuff.
(3:17 PM)

Second set.Like stained glass finger paint.
(9:38 PM)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 162.

Character studies for comic work.
More exploration needed.
(12:05 PM)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 161.

A couple of early morning sketches and drawings by
Zach (6yrs old) for his brother on Father's Day.
He made me a map holder for road trips.
Thanks for visiting.
(10:35 AM)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 160.

Early morning sketches.
Drawing half asleep produces some interesting images.
All brush pen work. Thanks for visiting.
(8:50 AM)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 159.

Test character designs for a comic proposal.
We went with a different look,but they are
fun to look at.Thanks for visiting.
(1:15 PM)

Sketch for Girl Friday.

 A single crow watched over the kids at the playground today.
Two boys chased it off, but it took  a couple of times to get it
to leave. Some days there are at least a dozen at the school
playground. GarSeeYa!
(8:37 PM)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 158.

Kuretake brush pen sketch. Still loving this pen. I ordered it with an ink
cartridge converter, having the option to refill with bottled ink. I've done
some research on which inks would be suitable, but was not satisfied
with some of the answers. I didn't want to take chances on the sable
natural hair, so I've stuck to the cartridge ink. I got fifty of them in the mail.
Hopefully that will last for a while?
Thanks for visiting.
(11:21 AM)

Watercolour experiment.
 Makes me think of Christmas in the Philippines.
(6:35 PM)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Double Blog Dare Tour (Day 157)

  Hello, I welcome new visitors today, to my little blog.
 This is my page for the The Double Blog Dare Tour.

 Tundra Books has released  two graphic novel
 collections  Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures and The Heart of the Maiden.
Written by J.Torres with art by J.Bone.

Here are a few preliminary sketches done for the colouring pages.
J.Torres made a few suggestions for characters and settings.
I kept the line work simple with the final pieces.

 These are two images visitors are welcome to download and colour.

 Scans of your finished coloured pages  and e-mail to
for a chance to win the original art . J.Bone and J.Torres will  choose
the winners. Please include ALISON DARE COLOURING PAGES as
your  header or subject. Deadline is July 31th, 2010. Winners notified by e-mail.
( Chances on winning depends on the number of entries.)
 I'll post some of the pages here. Please send me a copy too.

 Thank you for visiting.


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These are two images, that you  are welcome to download and colour.

 Alison Dare is copyright and created by J.Torres and J.Bone.

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