Sunday, August 3, 2014 Friday, July 25, 2014 Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Alice! I miss drawing you. Why must your appearance in this chapter be so far away?

Alice! I miss drawing you. Why must your appearance in this chapter be so far away?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I sketched out some character evolution from a dead project that keeps cropping back up everyso often.

I sketched out some character evolution from a dead project that keeps cropping back up everyso often.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Sunday, July 13, 2014
Happy Two Year Anniversary Hearts of Roese!
This week there will be 6 new/old pages to celebrate- the new version of Prologue is being finished up. The first page is complete and posted, and the rest are in the final stages of coloring- they will be posted throughout the week as they are finished. The text has not changed much, but the art is drastically different and shows so much more.

This is something I’ve been looking forward to finishing for quite awhile- I’ve been unhappy with the original Prologue since I first rushed through it two years ago. It had information important for the story, but at the time I wanted to get right to the main story. A lot development has happened for the world and the story since I initially drew them, that the pages just don’t fit anymore. Now, the Prologue will hold peeks into parts of the world that won’t be seen for quite awhile if at all.

Stay tuned all week as I post up the pages!

Happy Two Year Anniversary Hearts of Roese!

This week there will be 6 new/old pages to celebrate- the new version of Prologue is being finished up. The first page is complete and posted, and the rest are in the final stages of coloring- they will be posted throughout the week as they are finished. The text has not changed much, but the art is drastically different and shows so much more.

This is something I’ve been looking forward to finishing for quite awhile- I’ve been unhappy with the original Prologue since I first rushed through it two years ago. It had information important for the story, but at the time I wanted to get right to the main story. A lot development has happened for the world and the story since I initially drew them, that the pages just don’t fit anymore. Now, the Prologue will hold peeks into parts of the world that won’t be seen for quite awhile if at all.

Stay tuned all week as I post up the pages!

Well lookie what I finally finished a proper version of, a map of the Ruan and its provinces for Hearts of Roese.

Well lookie what I finally finished a proper version of, a map of the Ruan and its provinces for Hearts of Roese.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Building Wednesday!

Oh hey, I’m coloring the next page of Hearts of Roese tonight-  drop some questions into my ask box. Questions for Hearts of Roese or any of my other stories are welcome! Inside the Character’s head questions, OC Art Meme, General World Questions, or ask your own questions.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wow, I’ve really missed going to life drawing sessions. I think it’s been over a year since my last one- my work schedule and the distance to the closest ones makes it really hard to get to any.

Wow, I’ve really missed going to life drawing sessions. I think it’s been over a year since my last one- my work schedule and the distance to the closest ones makes it really hard to get to any.

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Happy 10th Anniversary of the first private space flight SpaceShipOne!


This milestone has been a big deal at my day job recently. We had a big meeting where Burt Rutan, Mike Melvill, and a few other key players came in to talk about the event, followed by picture opportunities with WhiteKnight and a SpaceShipOne replica (the original is in the Smithsonian). 10 years ago, my dad dragged me and my sisters into the middle of nowhere desert to watch this ship become the first privately funded spaceship to reach space, and right now I work with the company and get to celebrate the 10th anniversary!

If you haven’t heard about SpaceShipOne before, I recommend reading up on it- its pretty neat.

Happy 10th Anniversary of the first private space flight SpaceShipOne!

This milestone has been a big deal at my day job recently. We had a big meeting where Burt Rutan, Mike Melvill, and a few other key players came in to talk about the event, followed by picture opportunities with WhiteKnight and a SpaceShipOne replica (the original is in the Smithsonian). 10 years ago, my dad dragged me and my sisters into the middle of nowhere desert to watch this ship become the first privately funded spaceship to reach space, and right now I work with the company and get to celebrate the 10th anniversary!

If you haven’t heard about SpaceShipOne before, I recommend reading up on it- its pretty neat.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bookbinding stream?

tackylampshade:

I’m going to be binding a book tonight. Would anyone be interested in watching if I set up a stream?

Things to look forward to:

  • trimming paper to the right size
  • folding pages
  • gluing tapes
  • poking holes in paper
  • sewing pages into a signature
  • cutting out the binders board pieces for the cover/box while trying to not cut off my fingers
  • cutting bookcloth
  • glue. glue everywhere.
  • ?????
  • book!

I’m actually looking forward to how this book turns out- it is a wedding guest book with the theme “brown paper packages wrapped up in string” for the appearance, and the inside pages feature some of the bride and groom’s favorite things.

So I obviously didn’t stream, but I’ve been taking a bunch of progress pictures, and I really think this is the nicest book I’ve made. I’m trying a few new techniques with it, and the product so far is really neat.

I’ll make a full post with pictures once I install the signature into the cover/box tomorrow.

Bookbinding stream?

I’m going to be binding a book tonight. Would anyone be interested in watching if I set up a stream?

Things to look forward to:

  • trimming paper to the right size
  • folding pages
  • gluing tapes
  • poking holes in paper
  • sewing pages into a signature
  • cutting out the binders board pieces for the cover/box while trying to not cut off my fingers
  • cutting bookcloth
  • glue. glue everywhere.
  • ?????
  • book!

I’m actually looking forward to how this book turns out- it is a wedding guest book with the theme “brown paper packages wrapped up in string” for the appearance, and the inside pages feature some of the bride and groom’s favorite things.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
This has basically been me for the past couple of months. Day job + health issues + my wrist giving me issues + lots of family events + general life stuff = being unmotivated, exhausted, and just plain struggling to work on stuff lately. Its been driving me nuts.
But hopefully half of that stuff will over with soon- things are looking to be much better in the near future. Just in time for heat lethargy to set in with summer! (Today was the first 100+ degree day of the year for where I live. We commonly hit 115+ degrees in July.)

This has basically been me for the past couple of months. Day job + health issues + my wrist giving me issues + lots of family events + general life stuff = being unmotivated, exhausted, and just plain struggling to work on stuff lately. Its been driving me nuts.

But hopefully half of that stuff will over with soon- things are looking to be much better in the near future. Just in time for heat lethargy to set in with summer! (Today was the first 100+ degree day of the year for where I live. We commonly hit 115+ degrees in July.)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Anonymous said: Is this exercise in relation to your comic only or just anything in general?

I’d prefer my comic or a character from one of my other stories, but may do other stuff if I’m familiar with it.
If I’m not familiar, I won’t draw it because I don’t particularly want to do research.