It’s been a fun exciting week of daily doodles and all that good stuff.
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.
Also (Finally) my podcast with Kris will begin posting tonight, so exciting links to come.
Have a good week everybody!
It’s been quite a while since I made a post on here so this one will be full of content. Last month I moved up to Toronto, first time living in a big city, so that has been an adjustment. I’ll be starting a new animation job next week which I am very grateful to be a part of. So let’s get to the art.
I made this punk dude right before the move. I like him a lot, he’s a rebel. After that is the Duck Crossing piece, I was briefly thinking of doing a zine about animals in everyday people situations, then it felt really cliche, then I felt really cliche, then I laid down for a bit and forgot about the whole thing. After that there is a piece that is just a sketch of some characters, I like aliens, robots, and monsters so I tend to do stuff like that. Then Hellboy, because I finally started reading Hellboy, I can’t believe it took me this long, I really like the art style. And the final sketch is of a monster dropping ice cream, because reasons…
I posted the linework as well as the completed version of the Metroid piece I did because I was very happy with the linework. Then Twitch plays Pokemon happened and I got weirdly into that, despite never actually participating in typing commands, so I did the Helix fossil, I’m also doing a dome fossil and I think I might do some mini prints for Toronto Comicon. Finally there is a sketchy expression sheet for the redesign of Space Boy, when I worked on chapter 1 of Space Boy I had no actual model sheets so the characters often changes size and volume. I will be remedying that problem for future chapters.
If you haven’t read Space Boy yet you can check it out online at www.comics-that-exist.com or you can purchase a physical copy on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JamesMarontateArt or a digital copy on Gumroad https://gum.co/NcMHR. Also Kris and myself will have a booth in Artist Alley at Toronto Comicon this weekend (March 7-9). Our booth will be located here at A157.
Hopefully if you’re in the area you will swing by and say hey. I apologize again for the walls of text hopefully the wall of drawings makes up for it.