Daily sketch blog, because daily projects have worked out so well in the past....

 

Day 264/365
My two black magic women :D
My AfroPunk witch wants to fight with my slightly older character, Zen. If they fought Zen would win and she knows it. the witchling girl is still in training and Zen has had her magic for about 9 years. The witch girl has been doing basic magic since she was a little kid but still.
I’m thinking of naming the witch girl Anita, but it’s not set in stone. I’m about K names for the obvious Kiki’s Delivery Service reference but Anita almost fees right, but I’m not sure yet. I don’t know her story. She’s around 16 and is on the small side. Zen who’s 21 is at her maximum height (Mio her friend is just freakishly tall).
I feel they both go about magic differently. Zen used specific hand gestures and complex old language spells and the witchling girl is more concrete using potions and some sort of wand or conduit. But she’s not moxie so Zen’s not really mad here.
I went out to Super Art Fight last night, an Ottobar show. I rode up to Baltimore with some friends so it was nice to not make the drive myself, but I got home hellishly late, I was so tired. It was a fun show. I look forward to the December show.
I’m also working on an 8 page mini, I want it done by next Friday, fingers crossed on that. It’s possible, I just have to buckle down and focus. I have 5 pages scripted and thumbed. I need to story to be 7 pages, I’ll take the last page for branding but getting the other 2 figured out is really freaking difficult. I hope I can get it figured out before I go to bed and tomorrow I can start penciling pages before work. I’m tabling the Richmond Zine Fest on the 4th and have to get a few things together for it. I gave myself a possible, but really short deadline. Here’s to winning!
Keep your drawing hand strong, I’m trying.

Day 264/365

My two black magic women :D

My AfroPunk witch wants to fight with my slightly older character, Zen. If they fought Zen would win and she knows it. the witchling girl is still in training and Zen has had her magic for about 9 years. The witch girl has been doing basic magic since she was a little kid but still.

I’m thinking of naming the witch girl Anita, but it’s not set in stone. I’m about K names for the obvious Kiki’s Delivery Service reference but Anita almost fees right, but I’m not sure yet. I don’t know her story. She’s around 16 and is on the small side. Zen who’s 21 is at her maximum height (Mio her friend is just freakishly tall).

I feel they both go about magic differently. Zen used specific hand gestures and complex old language spells and the witchling girl is more concrete using potions and some sort of wand or conduit. But she’s not moxie so Zen’s not really mad here.

I went out to Super Art Fight last night, an Ottobar show. I rode up to Baltimore with some friends so it was nice to not make the drive myself, but I got home hellishly late, I was so tired. It was a fun show. I look forward to the December show.

I’m also working on an 8 page mini, I want it done by next Friday, fingers crossed on that. It’s possible, I just have to buckle down and focus. I have 5 pages scripted and thumbed. I need to story to be 7 pages, I’ll take the last page for branding but getting the other 2 figured out is really freaking difficult. I hope I can get it figured out before I go to bed and tomorrow I can start penciling pages before work. I’m tabling the Richmond Zine Fest on the 4th and have to get a few things together for it. I gave myself a possible, but really short deadline. Here’s to winning!

Keep your drawing hand strong, I’m trying.

Day 263/365
Batman and his pumpkin with carvings of his villains, or things that should be scary in Gotham?
My intention was to draw a hot buff dude in a dress but not enough time, or a pencil (or ball point) to sketch with, so this happened.

I just realized he’s missing his arm. I’m sure crazier things have happened in Gotham. (aka, I’ll tack on an arm before I go.)

There’s a Super Art Fight tonight and I’m excited for it! I wanted to draw something before I left. Not my best sketch but I drew a something and that’s what the point of this crazy project is.
(shhh, I’m scripting a mini)
Keep your drawing hand strong.

Day 263/365

Batman and his pumpkin with carvings of his villains, or things that should be scary in Gotham?

My intention was to draw a hot buff dude in a dress but not enough time, or a pencil (or ball point) to sketch with, so this happened.

I just realized he’s missing his arm. I’m sure crazier things have happened in Gotham. (aka, I’ll tack on an arm before I go.)

There’s a Super Art Fight tonight and I’m excited for it! I wanted to draw something before I left. Not my best sketch but I drew a something and that’s what the point of this crazy project is.

(shhh, Im scripting a mini)

Keep your drawing hand strong.

261/365
Mio and Zen, i haven’t drawn these two in a while. i’ve been thinking about their world and putting together an 8 page mini in the next two weeks, but I have a lot of stories I want to tell and I have to finish one of them to feel some sort of accomplishment.
Zen’s face is all types of crazy here, I think Mio looks fine. not too far off what she’s supposed to look like but Zen’s face isn’t the correct shape and looks way cartoony. i don’t know what’s going on here.
i really like the effect the dry brush gave me for Mio’s shirt, she’s wearing a full shirt, but the top and sleeves are darker than the bottom.
I dunno, I’m sleepy. Keep your drawing hand strong, i’ll have something new tomorrow.

261/365

Mio and Zen, i haven’t drawn these two in a while. i’ve been thinking about their world and putting together an 8 page mini in the next two weeks, but I have a lot of stories I want to tell and I have to finish one of them to feel some sort of accomplishment.

Zen’s face is all types of crazy here, I think Mio looks fine. not too far off what she’s supposed to look like but Zen’s face isn’t the correct shape and looks way cartoony. i don’t know what’s going on here.

i really like the effect the dry brush gave me for Mio’s shirt, she’s wearing a full shirt, but the top and sleeves are darker than the bottom.

I dunno, I’m sleepy. Keep your drawing hand strong, i’ll have something new tomorrow.

Day 261/365
Pikachu was always one of my favorite Smash Brothers characters. I’ve been playing a lot of Smash Brothers on the demo these past few days. Pikachu with the goggles was my favorite. I thing SSB64 I wore the party hat, then the fedora in one of the others until Pikachu got  the goggles.
Man, this has been fun trying out these characters and figuring out the controls for the 3ds. I kind of miss aspects of using a normal controller to do things, specifically having a Z button for stuff. I wish that some of the responses were more rapid, but I’ve been having fun. My other favorite characters to play as in the past, have been Marth and Link. Wario’s a fun challenge.
Man, I can’t remember the last time I drew a pokemon. Scrafty is one of my favorites, but Black/White was the last generation I owned. I’m bad at finishing my games of pokemon….
Hmm…I started listening to The Giver, I read it as a kid and I have no interest in seeing the adaptation, at least not right now. Maybe on Netflix. I was just thinking about sci-fi I enjoyed as a kid and I’ve mentioned this book in the past, I’ve only just friggin’ found it’s title! It was called Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes, it’s a YA book about a group of young people (teens/adults?) who get hired to test out this simulation game. I haven’t been able to find this book and I’ve been awful about describing it, so I’m pretty excited I found it! I might be buying it to read soon, I haven’t read it in ages! It’s just under 200 pages, so that’s what, an afternoon? I think i lucked out as a kid finding sci-fi written by women, even if i didn’t think much of it before.
Man, Smash brothers is fun, I found the title of a long forgotten book. All yeah!
Keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll have something new tomorrow.

Day 261/365

Pikachu was always one of my favorite Smash Brothers characters. I’ve been playing a lot of Smash Brothers on the demo these past few days. Pikachu with the goggles was my favorite. I thing SSB64 I wore the party hat, then the fedora in one of the others until Pikachu got  the goggles.

Man, this has been fun trying out these characters and figuring out the controls for the 3ds. I kind of miss aspects of using a normal controller to do things, specifically having a Z button for stuff. I wish that some of the responses were more rapid, but I’ve been having fun. My other favorite characters to play as in the past, have been Marth and Link. Wario’s a fun challenge.

Man, I can’t remember the last time I drew a pokemon. Scrafty is one of my favorites, but Black/White was the last generation I owned. I’m bad at finishing my games of pokemon….

Hmm…I started listening to The Giver, I read it as a kid and I have no interest in seeing the adaptation, at least not right now. Maybe on Netflix. I was just thinking about sci-fi I enjoyed as a kid and I’ve mentioned this book in the past, I’ve only just friggin’ found it’s title! It was called Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes, it’s a YA book about a group of young people (teens/adults?) who get hired to test out this simulation game. I haven’t been able to find this book and I’ve been awful about describing it, so I’m pretty excited I found it! I might be buying it to read soon, I haven’t read it in ages! It’s just under 200 pages, so that’s what, an afternoon? I think i lucked out as a kid finding sci-fi written by women, even if i didn’t think much of it before.

Man, Smash brothers is fun, I found the title of a long forgotten book. All yeah!

Keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll have something new tomorrow.

Day 260/365
I love Girls with Slingshots, the girls are playing Strip Scrabble. 
I’ve been reading it for at least 5 years (I can’t remember how long tbh) and I’ve drawn fan art a small number of times.
I can’t remember how I got started…wait, I think I remember. I was reading through Questionable Content and Danielle had done a guest comic, I liked her art and checked out her stuff. That’s also how I started reading Shortpacked and the Walkyverse that David Willis has constructed.
but, GWS - I fell in love with Girls almost immediately. It was funny and seemed so possible as a type of future I’d live after college. Having a close group of friends and eventually getting a boyfriend( or a BOB). I love the art, and the long term narrative in strip format. Many pages have something great on their own but the longer story has been fun to read as the characters evolve and are more than they appear.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet Danielle a few times and she is the nicest person. It’s been honestly really great to meet her at SPX and go to her Slingshot Across America tour launch party earlier this summer. She’s incredibly encouraging and it’s way flattering that she likes my art and sketches.
Speaking of me creating stuff, how’s this for terror. I decided to apply for a table at the Pittsburgh Indy Comic Expo in March, so I have to hop to and make something new. I could just take the books I have right now but it feels lazy to not make something new for the show. I also need to get back into making comics, it’s been 2 years since I really committed to making a comic so I have a deadline and somewhere to debut so with a rapidly beating heart and a crazy amount of terror I bought a table. Now I need someone to share the table or at least hotel costs, I gotta sleep somewhere.
I think it’s time to play some more Smash Bros demo then go to bed. Good night! Keep your drawing hand strong.

Day 260/365

I love Girls with Slingshots, the girls are playing Strip Scrabble.

I’ve been reading it for at least 5 years (I can’t remember how long tbh) and I’ve drawn fan art a small number of times.

I can’t remember how I got started…wait, I think I remember. I was reading through Questionable Content and Danielle had done a guest comic, I liked her art and checked out her stuff. That’s also how I started reading Shortpacked and the Walkyverse that David Willis has constructed.

but, GWS - I fell in love with Girls almost immediately. It was funny and seemed so possible as a type of future I’d live after college. Having a close group of friends and eventually getting a boyfriend( or a BOB). I love the art, and the long term narrative in strip format. Many pages have something great on their own but the longer story has been fun to read as the characters evolve and are more than they appear.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet Danielle a few times and she is the nicest person. It’s been honestly really great to meet her at SPX and go to her Slingshot Across America tour launch party earlier this summer. She’s incredibly encouraging and it’s way flattering that she likes my art and sketches.

Speaking of me creating stuff, how’s this for terror. I decided to apply for a table at the Pittsburgh Indy Comic Expo in March, so I have to hop to and make something new. I could just take the books I have right now but it feels lazy to not make something new for the show. I also need to get back into making comics, it’s been 2 years since I really committed to making a comic so I have a deadline and somewhere to debut so with a rapidly beating heart and a crazy amount of terror I bought a table. Now I need someone to share the table or at least hotel costs, I gotta sleep somewhere.

I think it’s time to play some more Smash Bros demo then go to bed. Good night! Keep your drawing hand strong.

Day 259/365 (I’m feeling I missed out on some type of ‘269’ bad joke, but welp…)
Here’s some Curvy fanart! Curvy is for adult audiences and is in general not safe for work, soo…good thing this is going up at almost midnight!!
I’ve known about Curvy for 2 years probably today. I met the creative minds behind it at SPX waaaay back in 2012 when sitting in the lobby like a weirdo not knowing anyone and being too self-conscious to walk up to anybody and introduce myself or anything. So I sat awkwardly, possibly with a sketchbook out trying to look like I belonged more than I did.
This couple was either there when I sat down or showed up not long after me and they were soo fucking nice and I promptly forgot their names and what they looked like because I’m a horrible human being. Thankfully, people remember me, or it’s the hat (You can kinda see The Hat here, it’s a camp box camp covered in (mostly) comic pins) and as I was walking around the next day they called out to me and I picked up their book because I had money. It was Saturday, I’d gotten my student loan return, I was riiiiich!
I gave the book a proper look over later and was enamored! I promptly got caught up online and I’ve been reading it pretty actively ever since.
I was sad to miss them at SPX 2013 and was delighted when I ran into them at SPX 2014! It was Saturday, I had bought like, 2 books and had most of my comics spending money untouched so I was RIIIICH and I bought all of their books.
Curvy is good, weird not safe for work times. There’s lust and romance, action and adventure, men and women, comedy and silliness, and stuff! I love the linear detail in the pages, which is also great to see in color in some of the other comics by this team.
Here’s my attempt, I should have added more swirls and stars but I like the radiating hearts a lot too. I  want to do a proper drawing of Fauna where I can have her skin be the flat black it is in the comic. This was fun, but like every time I do fanart as a daily sketch I wish I could do something better. Better and more.
Thinking about wanting to improve, I listened to a bit more of Aisha Tyler’s book ’ Self Inflicted Wounds’ and it’s one of the most encouraging things I’ve listened to. It’s great after a weekend at SPX which is one of the most encouraging places I’ve ever been to, i just want to create and I have this story that’s big and daunting and I want to share it as a comic but it terrifies me. Maybe I’ll just tackle a different story first, I have a lot I want to tell but this big one will take some time and some type of research.
Okay, enough cryptic. I had fun with this. Here’s my full photo album of SPX photos, which is kind of a Lee Cherolis Photoshoot, the man loves the camera, a lot. And here’s a post with my progress shots from the 2 books I put together and a bit of information.
Keep your drawing hand strong, i’ll be back tomorrow with something new :D

Day 259/365 (I’m feeling I missed out on some type of ‘269’ bad joke, but welp…)

Here’s some Curvy fanart! Curvy is for adult audiences and is in general not safe for work, soo…good thing this is going up at almost midnight!!

I’ve known about Curvy for 2 years probably today. I met the creative minds behind it at SPX waaaay back in 2012 when sitting in the lobby like a weirdo not knowing anyone and being too self-conscious to walk up to anybody and introduce myself or anything. So I sat awkwardly, possibly with a sketchbook out trying to look like I belonged more than I did.

This couple was either there when I sat down or showed up not long after me and they were soo fucking nice and I promptly forgot their names and what they looked like because I’m a horrible human being. Thankfully, people remember me, or it’s the hat (You can kinda see The Hat here, it’s a camp box camp covered in (mostly) comic pins) and as I was walking around the next day they called out to me and I picked up their book because I had money. It was Saturday, I’d gotten my student loan return, I was riiiiich!

I gave the book a proper look over later and was enamored! I promptly got caught up online and I’ve been reading it pretty actively ever since.

I was sad to miss them at SPX 2013 and was delighted when I ran into them at SPX 2014! It was Saturday, I had bought like, 2 books and had most of my comics spending money untouched so I was RIIIICH and I bought all of their books.

Curvy is good, weird not safe for work times. There’s lust and romance, action and adventure, men and women, comedy and silliness, and stuff! I love the linear detail in the pages, which is also great to see in color in some of the other comics by this team.

Here’s my attempt, I should have added more swirls and stars but I like the radiating hearts a lot too. I  want to do a proper drawing of Fauna where I can have her skin be the flat black it is in the comic. This was fun, but like every time I do fanart as a daily sketch I wish I could do something better. Better and more.

Thinking about wanting to improve, I listened to a bit more of Aisha Tyler’s book ’ Self Inflicted Wounds’ and it’s one of the most encouraging things I’ve listened to. It’s great after a weekend at SPX which is one of the most encouraging places I’ve ever been to, i just want to create and I have this story that’s big and daunting and I want to share it as a comic but it terrifies me. Maybe I’ll just tackle a different story first, I have a lot I want to tell but this big one will take some time and some type of research.

Okay, enough cryptic. I had fun with this. Here’s my full photo album of SPX photos, which is kind of a Lee Cherolis Photoshoot, the man loves the camera, a lot. And here’s a post with my progress shots from the 2 books I put together and a bit of information.

Keep your drawing hand strong, i’ll be back tomorrow with something new :D

Day 257/365
Lia singing her heart out into a terribly drawn microphone.
This sketch was inspired by my own crackly attempts at singing at  fantomcomics's Comics and Coctails that was at a karaoke place in Dc tonight. I squeaked and stumbled through Jimi Hendrix's Fire and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. Everyone cheered so it was fun. I wanted to sing Gypsy Eyes but the guy queued up the wrong song.
Fun fact: the first drawing of Lia was her singing. That time she was singing possibly I Will Survive. As soon as I posted this i remembered. She was singing Fever.
Man, I’m crashing already, keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll share links to stuff after I’d had more time to just sleep off the entire convention.

Day 257/365

Lia singing her heart out into a terribly drawn microphone.

This sketch was inspired by my own crackly attempts at singing at  fantomcomics's Comics and Coctails that was at a karaoke place in Dc tonight. I squeaked and stumbled through Jimi Hendrix's Fire and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. Everyone cheered so it was fun. I wanted to sing Gypsy Eyes but the guy queued up the wrong song.

Fun fact: the first drawing of Lia was her singing. That time she was singing possibly I Will Survive. As soon as I posted this i remembered. She was singing Fever.

Man, I’m crashing already, keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll share links to stuff after I’d had more time to just sleep off the entire convention.

Day 257/365
Man, spx has left me drained in the best way.
I sketched this last night at the bar while waiting for leecherolis, thebestjeremy, christopheeerrr and perrya to finish taking down their tables. I hung out with new friend fenominus sketching for a little while. Good times.
What I love about SPX is hanging out with old friends and making new ones. It’s such a good time.
I was able to finish the books I kept complaining about and people loved them which was really cool. The lino cut cover was a ton of work but it went over really well which is good to know, I may do them again in the future but preprint fine details before hand printing the covers.
I bought sooo many comics, I traded and got some minis which is great. I made another new friend, anndorphin and had a great time hanging out with people. Last night I ran around a bit with Josh PM, George Rohac, Jones, Darryl Ayo, Jess Fink and Eric, and other people I know about. I also saw Madeline Flores in her bitching sweater she bought this weekend, it features a buff dude in a loin cloth. Man, such a good weekend, now I want to eat everything. I’m also way happy I took today off work so I can justrest and relax.
I have a few copies of my 2 sketchbooks left. One was a JPDS14 collection of 20 of the sketches I liked the most and the other I called GNS (Good Night Sketch) and it features sketches and doodles from the past year. I got a lot of compliments on the center spread, I’m so glad I did what I did for it. I put these two sketches together, it looks like they were drawn that way, not that I took 2 independent sketches and put them together, so I’m super happy about that. It’s a good sketch.
I think it’s about time I find something to eat, my brother made chili and with it being kinda chilly out it’s the perfect thing to shove into my empty face right now.
Keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll have today’s sketch up a bit later. I got in at 3 this morning, these things happen at SPX.
P.S.
SPX photos from my instagrubs - from Friday Night - my minis - dinner on sat - the other table at dinner — I have more on my camera, I’ll get those online soooooon and I’ll post the link

Day 257/365

Man, spx has left me drained in the best way.

I sketched this last night at the bar while waiting for leecherolis, thebestjeremy, christopheeerrr and perrya to finish taking down their tables. I hung out with new friend fenominus sketching for a little while. Good times.

What I love about SPX is hanging out with old friends and making new ones. It’s such a good time.

I was able to finish the books I kept complaining about and people loved them which was really cool. The lino cut cover was a ton of work but it went over really well which is good to know, I may do them again in the future but preprint fine details before hand printing the covers.

I bought sooo many comics, I traded and got some minis which is great. I made another new friend, anndorphin and had a great time hanging out with people. Last night I ran around a bit with Josh PM, George Rohac, Jones, Darryl Ayo, Jess Fink and Eric, and other people I know about. I also saw Madeline Flores in her bitching sweater she bought this weekend, it features a buff dude in a loin cloth. Man, such a good weekend, now I want to eat everything. I’m also way happy I took today off work so I can justrest and relax.

I have a few copies of my 2 sketchbooks left. One was a JPDS14 collection of 20 of the sketches I liked the most and the other I called GNS (Good Night Sketch) and it features sketches and doodles from the past year. I got a lot of compliments on the center spread, I’m so glad I did what I did for it. I put these two sketches together, it looks like they were drawn that way, not that I took 2 independent sketches and put them together, so I’m super happy about that. It’s a good sketch.

I think it’s about time I find something to eat, my brother made chili and with it being kinda chilly out it’s the perfect thing to shove into my empty face right now.

Keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll have today’s sketch up a bit later. I got in at 3 this morning, these things happen at SPX.

P.S.

SPX photos from my instagrubs - from Friday Night - my minis - dinner on sat - the other table at dinner — I have more on my camera, I’ll get those online soooooon and I’ll post the link

Day 256/365
This is an every day thought process. I don’t know what’s going on with her hair.
Well, I have things to do and need to get back to bethesda for SPX, so…..keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll be back tomorrow morning with my next sketch so it’s not hella late.
keep your drawing somethnig blerrrr

Day 256/365

This is an every day thought process. I don’t know what’s going on with her hair.

Well, I have things to do and need to get back to bethesda for SPX, so…..keep your drawing hand strong, I’ll be back tomorrow morning with my next sketch so it’s not hella late.

keep your drawing somethnig blerrrr

Day 255/365
Suggestion by my buddy leecherolis - Water balloon fight. So, water balloon people fighting!
It’s SPX weekend and I wasn’t able to post this before midnight. Whelp. It’s up now, so that’s cool. I’m posting today’s sketch right now then getting ready to head back, like finishing stapling my sketchbooks…….
Keep your drawing hand strong! Next post now!

Day 255/365

Suggestion by my buddy leecherolis - Water balloon fight. So, water balloon people fighting!

It’s SPX weekend and I wasn’t able to post this before midnight. Whelp. It’s up now, so that’s cool. I’m posting today’s sketch right now then getting ready to head back, like finishing stapling my sketchbooks…….

Keep your drawing hand strong! Next post now!