Page 15 of the new comic if you’re keeping track at home. This one took a while due to the two detailed establishing shots (castle, throne room) neither of which are seen in their full glory in the comic but I do think they add a bit to the setting of the piece. This may be the most detailed comic I have ever drawn!
In tribute to the TMNT brothers I present turtle sister Fede, I based her look on the old cartoon and not what looks to be the terrible movie that just released. At first I hesitated to put her in the stereotypical pink but I decided that she is a teenage girl and that being tough does not mean that you can’t be pretty as well. I think it would be great to have a female turtle in the group! As all of the turtle brothers are named after renaissance painters I named her after Italian renaissance artist Fede Galizia. She was an amazing still life painter as can be seen in the image below.
So I guess “Weird” Al is the man of the hour in the music world right now and I couldn’t be happier about this development as I am a long time fan. In fact, In 3-D, his second album, was the first album I ever bought (on cassette at K-Mart) with my own money. I bought it in the summer of 1984 when I was 14. I listened to that album ad nauseam and knew every lyric on it. The great thing about “Weird” Al is that he parodies a lot of different genres of music and that album introduced me to some great bands although with some of them I wouldn’t realize who they were until I heard their music later. He had a song that sounded like the B-52’s and one that sounded like the Talking Heads and these are now two of my favorite bands. You can almost track the history of popular music from the late seventies until now through his music. Anyway, I drew this tribute to the great one as he looked in the 80’s when I waited impatiently for each new album to come out, begged my aunt to teach me to play the accordion, and wore loud Hawaiian shirts.
Thanks to everyone who has started following in the past few weeks! School started again so I haven’t had a chance to thank you. And as always thanks to everyone who follows! For anyone just getting started I also have a blog for comic book appreciation called sequentialartconfidential if you’re interested in that. Thanks again!
Finished another page of the comic I’m working on tentatively titled The Rescue which will most likely change or have no official title. This is page 12 BTW. My goal of finishing this before the end of July looks to be an unobtainable goal but it is close to being completed.
I haven’t posted a lot lately but I’ve been killer busy. I drew this as an experiment of sorts. I tested out these new watercolor brushes in black and white. The idea isn’t exactly original I suppose but it was just fun to try a few different things. Is it obvious at the end that they’re playing video games or should I try to make it more obvious?