Time Lapse Drawing: Seafoam Addiction

It’s a fine line between obsession and addiction, and I’m not sure they’re mutually exclusive. Pretty sure seafoam green has its hooks in both.
It took some fiddling to get this right but I had WAY too much fun playing. Favorite comic ever.

Time Lapse Drawing: Self Portrait with Bibi

I submitted this drawing as entry into a contest to win a gorgeous, highly sought-after ring sling baby carrier. Women frequently offer up serious cash, their non-dominant arm, or, ironically, their babies to score such a coveted work of art. Winning it would just be a wild stroke of luck.

However, the winner was selected randomly from the pool of entries, not based on quality. So I didn’t win. But apparently I am self-assured enough to believe I would have won if the selection was based on the work itself. 😄

Anyway, the drawing is still fun, and the video highlights how many times I change my mind while making a drawing. 😬

Time Lapse Drawing: Current State of Being

I didn’t do my usual “camp out at Starbucks for three hours” bit yesterday, so I plumb forgot to post. I felt like an actual human being instead of a permanent couch fixture, so I bummed around town with the M-I-L and S-I-L, eating and drinking all the things, and by the time I arrived home late I was too pooped to comic.

Also I forgot I had this draft of a time lapse video in my queue from last week. Eeee!

The Making of a Comic: Part II

This strip went from inception to creation in a wonderfully short amount of time.  I’ve been playing with loosening up the color application and changing tools to help speed along the process.  My measure of a successful comic is one that makes me laugh each time I encounter it — This one definitely does that.

And, as you can see, big things are happening!  So much humor happens when you blow up your comfortable little life.

The Making of a Comic: Part I

I’ve had several inquiries about how I make my comics, so here is a time lapse video of the making of “They Told Me It Would Happen” start to finish.  (Pardon the little glitch in the beginning.)  All of my comics are created using a similar method: under drawing/preliminary sketch, line work, color.

I am by no means an expert (yet), but the under drawing is the most important part of the comic.  I take my time in this stage but also work gesturally to capture movement, energy, and expression right from the start.

After the under drawing is complete, I add the line work, where the overall expressiveness of the comic really comes through.  The possibilities with line are endless.  I enjoy playing with varying styles and discovering what they feel like on my eyeballs. 🙂

Lastly I add color, which is the funnest part of the process.  It’s like coloring in a coloring book that I’ve created!  Color breathes life into the characters and scene, and I love watching it unfold in front of me.

Thanks for popping by!