Sunday, April 29, 2012

Samurai Frog

Hey guys! I'm back with s'more postage! Can you believe it?!

Last week I started a new blog with some friends from work and we've trying to update it with doodles each week following a sort of story theme. This week was about a frog warrior type character seeking revenge fro his fallen brother. You can view more about it by checking out the blog. But I figured I'd post my process over here as well.

For my contribution this week I bring you... Samurai Frog!

I tried some new things with this image starting with the brush pen. I still feel like I botched it up a lot but I gave it a go. Might try to use it a bit more often in order to make myself draw faster. There's definitely no time to mess around when it comes to brush inks. And even the color work was a bit different that I usually like to work. But I was trying to get something roughed in very quickly. It's a bit saturated now that I'm looking at it again.

The results were kinda lackluster but I learned a bit for next time. That's what counts, eh? Hope you guys like 'em.

- Ryan

Things that I'm loving right now...

   - Wacom 24HD Cintiq: I REALLY WANT ONE. Can't stop thinking about how much it'll improve the ol' work flow.
   - Mass Effect 3: I haven't finished it yet but I'm enjoying it. The multiplayer is even pretty fun to kill some time.
   - Game of Thrones: I'm watching the series, listening to the audiobooks and just can't get enough! Also slowly getting hooked into Mad Men as well. TV eats my life away. :o/

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm All Shook Up

Much like zombie Elvis up there, I'm hoping I can bring this blog back from the dead! Thanks for sticking with me! We're finally getting settled in Chicago and are wrapping up the unboxing process. I've just about got my work area ready to go! And then I should be back to sketching and posting more regularly. I have some things to post but haven't really had much time recently to do a full post. So you'll have to settle for another mini post until then!

This scribble I did in ballpoint pen in between file saves and lunch at work. I do a lot of crap like this. They're usually fat necked, gross looking dudes. I guess I relate to them. Ha! I don't post a lot of the scribbles like this but I guess I should. This one made me chuckle a bit as a drew him out. I didn't intend for him to be Elvis like at first but he just sort of ended up kinda like that.

Anyway, thanks for sticking around! I should be back to posting more often in the next week or so! The cross country move took a lot out of us. And we're just now starting to wrap our heads around the fact that we'll have a baby with us in the coming months! Lots of life changes. But I need to get my nose back in that sketchbook so stay tuned for more to come! Take care and I hope you're all well!

- Ryan

PS: Baseball season has arrived! Go Cards! ;o)