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Animal Crossing challenge continues…

Hey Everybody,

Hope everyone had a good week. Today will be a bunch of updates on the animal crossing challenge thing I’ve been doing as well as some cool stuff I got from TCAF last weekend.

First off the Art shtufffffff

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So lots of mixed materials this week, still my standard stuff like microns for some inking, sometimes copic multiliners depending on the paper (The moleskins I usually use the microns). Then copic sketch markers for colour and Prowhite for the highlights. I’ve been trying to experiment with different inking techniques trying to find something I like, the art challenges are good for stuff like that I find. The slime monster thing is just a little test I was doing with some of the markers I had, like going over a colour with the same colour after it has dried to darken it, yay for experiments.

Also last weekend TCAF happened, I went both days and got my hands on a lot of cool books.

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Cynthia Liu put out a few new books for the show so I was really excited to get those.

and I stumbled upon Ben Sears book Double+ which was a great find for me because I’m a huge fan of his work on tumblr and instagram, and his comic turned out to be amazing.

Seconds Helping was a really cool book about the process of being an assistant on a gigantic project, very interesting story from Jason Fischer.

I did not expect to find something like Die Homer but I’m so glad I did. Tyler Hutchison’s amazing retelling of Die Hard using cartoon characters from his memory, amazing project.

The rest I’m in the process of reading so I will talk about them in the future possibly (maybe on a podcast I don’t know)

Hopefully you’ve been checking out my podcast (which updates on Sundays) http://www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast we appreciate any feedback and topic ideas so feel free to give us a shout in the comments.

Also as many of you know I’m pretty into music so I decided with each blog post I’m going to give an album suggestion, feel free to take it, or don’t, it’s still a free country. I’m going to do it in a really basic way of just listing the album and you can go check it out if you want. I’m going to talk about the album less than this description telling you about telling you about the album itself.

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One of the good drawing albums I’ve been listening to is Set Your Goals – This Will Be The Death of Us

So hopefully everybody has a good week and we’ll meet back here next week for some good drawing adventure stuff.

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and of course at the mothership

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Age of Sketchtron

Hey everybody!

It’s been a fun exciting week of daily doodles and all that good stuff.

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So the first two daily doodles were just some ska and punk characters I was messing around with. Then I did a couple characters from Final Fantasy IX (My favourite of the series). There was also an announcement that there will be a new Dragon Ball series starting this summer so I made a Chiaotzu. Another announcement this week was that the people behind Banjo Kazooie are making a new game Yooka Laylee so I had to draw the main characters for that. And then last but not least I went to see Age of Ultron so I had to make a noodly Iron Man.

I also went to the Taafi Job Market on Saturday to meet up with some old friends, make some new ones, and see what the various studios are up to, it was an amazing day.

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Also (Finally) my podcast with Kris will begin posting tonight, so exciting links to come.

Have a good week everybody!

Daily Doodles Going Colour

Hey Everybody!

Hope everyone had an exciting week. I started working on a new show this week called Fugget About It, it’s pretty funny, you should watch it. Also last weekend I went to SchoolismLive Toronto which was an amazing experience to learn from great artists and to meet some new people. The daily doodles have continued and I’ve started playing around with colour in them instead of just greys like the Pokemon were.

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So at first I continued on with the Pokemon theme because of a request from a friend.

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Then I switched it up to more character stuff. Lucas was announced for Smash Bros yesterday so I was pretty excited about that. Stiltzkin is my favourite Moogle from Final Fantasy IX so I wanted to draw him.

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Then some original stuff. I made a little test poster image for a mini comic I’m working on set in the same universe as Super Space Boy Adventures (Which has begun updating again at http://www.comics-that-exist.com).

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From the Schoolism Weekend I was able to get a Breaking Bad print signed by Stephen Silver which I think is pretty cool.

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And I will see you here next week! Have a good one!

Gotta Sketch Um All Part 5

Hey everybody!

Another weekly update is upon us. Passed the 2/3 mark on the Pokemon sketches this week. It’s been a lot of fun but I’m looking forward to finishing them up. Also passed my childhood favourite pokemon in this batch, Cubone.

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There was a big sale at my local art store this weekend so needless to say I bought a bunch of stuff, and will probably buy more today. I have a problem…

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Also Kris and myself will be at Toronto Comicon March 20-22 at booth A157 in the artist alley, I’ll make a post this week with more info and a little map. Hope to see you all there!

Gotta Sketch Um All Part 4

Hey Everybody!

Hope you all had a good week. This post will be another daily doodle sketch round-up. I was slightly busy at work with additional projects taking up most of my evenings but here are the doodles from the week!

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Slowly but surely making it through these Pokemon doodles, I’ve been enjoying the ride but can’t wait to finish and get back to other subject matter. Also now that I’ve started using these copic markers I’ve been wanting to do a lot more traditional colour pieces so I’ve started gathering more.

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And then on the not art side I finally received my Mega Man Amiibo, I didn’t want to support/deal with scalpers so I just ordered a japanese version. Worth it.

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So I guess that’s the weekend round up. Kris and I will be doing Comicon Toronto March 20-22, more info on that and our new products to come.

Have a good one!

Gotta Sketch Um All Part 3

Hey Everybody!

It’s been a crazy week of pokemon sketching and animation learning goodness. First off here are the Pokemon doodles from this week. Half way through the week I went out an purchased some Copic Markers as I was not happy with the previous markers showing my brush strokes. I ended up liking the Copic’s a lot and thing I will be working with them a lot more in the future.

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So those are the pokemon for this week, as well as the Copics I picked up. I also got a cool package of records from Spartan Records.

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Hopefully you enjoyed the post!