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