The result of a shopping trip where my goal was to get some new shirts and underwear. I’d say it was a success. In addition to everyday clothes, I got a hold of a white dress shirt and a fancy purple bow tie. The latter was pushed into my hands by my girlfriend as she spoke the words ‘You have to buy this’. I can’t say that I wanted to protest her suggestion, because purple is awesome.
I’ve been doing mostly simple pencil drawings and digital stuff lately, so I decided to change it up a little bit by using traditional watercolors. It’s not quite a journal comic (even though this post is in the Journal comics category), but it’s pretty close since it’s so personal in a way. I’m really putting my boxers on display here, but hey… It’s just a simple, painted representation of… my underwear.
Bonus doodle! I painted this skater girl too. It’s not much, but I wasn’t quite ready to stop painting after finishing the above. I had had a lot of coffee in the evening before I worked on this, so I just happened to stay awake a until past twelve at night, painting with watercolors. As one does.
Apparently, the baby platypus doesn’t have a “proper” name. According to an image that someone shared on Facebook, they’re informally called platypups. Which, as you can see, resulted in this reaction from my girlfriend. Isn’t “platypup” just an awesome name?
The process behind this comic, for those interested:
Sketch: Sketched on a A5-sized printer paper, redrawn on Deleter manuscript paper with blue pencil lines.
Lineart: Manga Studio EX 4, magic marker with fixed width (no-line weight)
Color: Photoshop CS3
My ability to dress nicely for work apparently stops at my waist. Well, kind of nice anyway, since I rarely iron my shirts. When it comes to pants, the “worn” parts of distressed jeans becomes actual holes after a while. Big surprise!
On a totally unrelated note, I wish I had a bright orange coffee cup like that.
Packing clothes and bringing a bunch of presents home for the Christmas holiday is a hassle, and it seems you always manage to forget something. In this case, I forgot something to protect my head and hands from the cold, even though I knew it was freezing outside. Forgetful or just plain stupid, you decide…
I drew the sketch for this comic on the ferry on the way home for Christmas with my girlfriend. It’s a bit unchronological to post this now, since it’s partly Holiday-themed, but hey, it’s an update!
I usually trim my beard to keep it neat, but some time ago I just stopped and let it grow. My aim became (and still is) to get a nice, gentlemanly handlebar mustache. The result after one month is pretty self-explanatory…
By the way, sorry for not posting more often. I would really like to be more productive, and at least have one update every week. I will not go on about it, but wow… just one update in November? That’s way too low. Anyway, thanks for sticking with me if you’re a regular visitor on this “online comic sketchbook” and “artsy thoughts” blog of mine.
Hey, here’s another journal comic! This actually happened a while ago. I think it was late summer, and I’ve wanted to make it ever since. Sadly, it doesn’t make sense without the backstory, so there’s a fail on my part (note to self: write a better script… or at least write a script where the whole story gets through).
My cousin gave me a large pack of tea bags he had bought during his vacation in Japan. It had been a little more than two years since I was in Japan myself, and I had not tasted anything close to REAL green tea during that period of time. So I was pretty happy about finally being able to make and taste Japanese tea again, and that’s why I’ve called it “nostalgia tea time”. But what I had forgotten was how vividly green the tea actually is!