Sunday, July 13, 2014
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.

jolls:

This is a COOL EXERCISE please send me things to come back home to and I’ll get around to it!! Doesn’t even matter if I don’t know the character haha I need to practice color palettes

Hey, this looks like something fun to do while babysitting. Send me a few?

jolls:

This is a COOL EXERCISE please send me things to come back home to and I’ll get around to it!! Doesn’t even matter if I don’t know the character haha I need to practice color palettes

Hey, this looks like something fun to do while babysitting. Send me a few?

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Anonymous said: 12. Hanging out with a friend for Berwyn!

I actually can’t go into too much detail on the friendships that Berwyn has formed within Hearts for various spoiler reasons, but he does end up spending a bit of time with Alice.

Here they are being adorable:

World Building Wednesday!

I’ll answer questions and draw a few answers while I slowly work on Hearts of Roese tonight- just drop them 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.

Questions would be nice to get my mind off of some other things.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

tackylampshade:

So this is what you can call a “rage redesign”.

Today at work I was helping hand out patches that my company’s customer made to commemorate the hand-off of a very large asset for the program from us to them. I pulled out a patch and immediately had “Oh dear” run through my head.

Lets just say that the customer is incredibly picky about the images it chooses to represent their company and product and many people at my company were wondering how the design was approved in consideration with the customer’s standards.

I basically went “I can do better” and sketched out an idea for an improved patch in 5 seconds and drew this during lunch, and did the quick color mock-up just now. My coworkers who received the badge and saw my sketch were wishing they had received a patch with this instead.

(If you recognize the girl and want to confirm, send me a note)

Reblogging because I really like this sketch and patch idea.

Friday, May 30, 2014

So this is what you can call a “rage redesign”.

Today at work I was helping hand out patches that my company’s customer made to commemorate the hand-off of a very large asset for the program from us to them. I pulled out a patch and immediately had “Oh dear” run through my head.

Lets just say that the customer is incredibly picky about the images it chooses to represent their company and product and many people at my company were wondering how the design was approved in consideration with the customer’s standards.

I basically went “I can do better” and sketched out an idea for an improved patch in 5 seconds and drew this during lunch, and did the quick color mock-up just now. My coworkers who received the badge and saw my sketch were wishing they had received a patch with this instead.

(If you recognize the girl and want to confirm, send me a note)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Its that time of the week:

World Building Wednesday!

I’ll answer questions and draw a few answers while I draw the next page of Hearts of Roese, just drop them 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.

I think I’ll stream after dinner as well.