I'm back behind the blog wheel!
Kind of, I mean, I've lost my keys and have forgotten almost completely how to steer this thing, but I'm here and that is what counts, dangit!
"JAMIE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!" I pretend to hear you cry.
Why I have been off making comics non-stop for The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon, you silly! You should go there since it's almost my real blog now anyway.
But hey, since you're here...
Just today I found this cool activity over here where you take a take an interestingly dressed cat and make it in to a real person. I think this thing must have ended weeks ago but I did it anyway. It looked like fun! So hey, since you are so cool and viewing this blog, despite my subconscious effort to drive you away through doing nothing to it at all, I will show you what I made!
Yeah, bunny-cat-girl-thing. there you go. Totally drew that. Like a champ.
I hate it of course, but that is the curse of any picture I draw these days. When I'm making it I'm all "Yeah, yeah! Awesome! WHATA VICTORY FOR MANKIND! Then ten minutes later when I step away from it, and look at it as a whole, I'm all "wtf is this?"
Man, how rough is my life? So rough!
Wanna hear about more of my trials? Okay!
Drawing 100% digital has presented new and unforeseen challenges to drawing for me the main one is this; drawing in any program when zoomed out will = horrible line quality, so the workaround for this is to zoom right in to eliminate that. Simple!
But ah, ah, ah! this is actually a TRAP! A dastardly photoshop trap! for the very second I zoom right in then BAM! the trap is triggered and I loose all sense of scale! I draw a hand or a head or something and think it looks great then zoom out only to find that HOLY CRAP IT LOOKS TERRIBLE AND NOW I HAVE DRAWN A BIG HEADED GIANT HANDED MUTANT!
Or even worse, this seemingly normal man now has the smallest head since I saw those goombas in the Super Mario Brothers Movie which I watched under protest because back then Sonic wasn't a lame -arse.
Sometimes this works in my favor though! Liiike the time I was making some promo art for Jack Cannon. Check this out;
Dude how big is Jacks hand?! It is just big enough! Realistically waaaay too big to be practical and stylistically big enough so it looks sweet and no one gives a damn about the realistic applications. Besides, we all know he's just gonna hit guys with it, so whatever!
I also did pictures of Angel and Cindy to compliment this picture, but obviously: I hate them. They are terrible pictures because they are not perfect. I don't think I should subject you to them.
Then again, what have you done for me recently? TAKE THIS HAH!AUGH! PHTAH! GAH! I can't even look at it.
Haha! Hope you weren't planning on using those retinas!
Bleh. Oh well. one interesting thing I guess I should mention about the Jack Cannon pics is that they were all inked in illustrator. IT was my first time using the program and bloody hell if it isn't tedious! Yeah, sure , fine the lines are smooth but they took me foreeeeever! I'll stick with Painter for line art, I think.