October 22, 2007

Some plugs and an O.G. (Original Goodguy)

This is long overdue, but I ought to mention that a couple of my friends have Etsy shops with quality products in stock...

Ren is part of the Paper Lotus Design Group, and she has cool and quirky greeting cards, stationary, apparel, and tote bags available:

Annie, founder and proprietor of Ape Kabuki, has beautiful block prints (hand-carved and pressed) for sale at her shop:

Last but not least, October may almost be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy Cat-tober at the Nathan Hamill gallery/blog/store (click on NEH gallery). After you're done checking out his bleakly terrifying (yet strangely fascinating) kitty-cats, be sure to check out the greeting cards for sale at his non-Etsy store. CAT-TOBER!!!

Visit my friends, support independent artists, and do all your Christmas shopping early! We now return you to your regularly scheduled dorkiness--

My brain has been made of an inert slime lately, so when I needed a sketch subject, Josh suggested Superman:

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I sketched this up really quickly (probably less than 15 minutes), but then ended up agonizing over it in Photoshop for 2 hours, tweaking the lines, and noodling with the colors. Superman seems basic, but if the slightest thing is off, it screws up everything. I'm not completely happy with this one, but I don't hate it either. The proportions of the face and somewhat youthful appearance are influenced by the late great Mike Wieringo's version of the big blue boyscout.


Atomic Swan Serials and If - E - Zine said...

itx kinda static, but the clouds are nice.

you should draw kaiju or cajun space marines.

Anonymous said...

Interesting composition. Oh that'd be so fun if you could somehow put this on a door....

Inert slime? Now how would that look coming out of your ears, eyes and nose? Self Portrait!!!!!

J.Ho said...

lordshen: unfortunately, static is my middle name. ._. yeah, i need to draw up some corvus armor space marines fo' real... but under all that armor, does it really matter if they're cajun or not?

helen: thanks... i must confess though, i don't think this drawing would hold up at such a large size...