quazdraws

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Here’s my most recent project–a mini comic which we could only draw using Ed Emberly’s symbolic language. It was an exercise in how much you could convey with simple shapes. It was a lot of fun to do, and actually the simplistic style appeals to me a lot–I might go back to it sometime!

The story is based on a Coyote tale from the Karuk of northern California. Thanks, Coyote, for lending me your story.

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Well it’s the end of a school year for me. This is the cover of my final project, a 25 page comic called Castle. I’m planning on bringing some copies to TCAF to trade and give to my admired artists, but if there are any left over after that I’d be willing to sell them for about $5 each. I’ll post a preview here eventually! For now please enjoy these production photos.

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Hello everyone! I realized I’d never posted this online, so here it is. This was done between November and December of 2013 for a mini-anthology with my classmates Reilly Hadden, Anna McGlynn and Hannah Ratblood. It’s the last part of a continuous story about a town plagued by psychic disturbances after a meteor lands right in the middle of main street, so it might not make much sense on its own. But perhaps the Moon Rock anthology will be reprinted…and put on sale??? WHO KNOWS!!

I don’t think the second chapter is online, but if you’re curious: here is the first chapter, and here is the chapter that precedes mine.

Now that it’s half a year old, I can see a lot of flaws in it. But there’s no point in dwelling on it when new comics are waiting to be made!

This one was drawn and inked with physical media, then colored digitally. Unfortunately the lines didn’t clean up as nicely as they could–perhaps I’ll go back and fix it some time but for now you’ll just have to trust me that the new inking brush I got is THE BEST I’ve ever owned.

Looking at it now it seems a bit dark. I had my brightness turned all the way up while coloring it. I don’t know how it’ll look on other people’s screens, but if it looks too dark to you please let me know so I can fix it.

Evan Dahm said it was goblin week so here’s a goblin!! I love drawing monstery faces like this, and playing around with anatomy, so it was really fun…though I think the coloring could use some work. I tried to make them look kind of androgynous. I imagine goblins have less use for gender representation than humans since they spend a lot of time grubbing around in the dark anyway.

I drew another goblin but I didn’t like it so much, so maybe after I work on it a bit it’ll go here too. (Maybe…it’ll even have a background?!)

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I’ve been trying to draw every day but nothing has pleased me lately. Usually that’s a sign that my art style is about to change/I’m about to get better, haha…but in the meantime here’s this (kinda sloppy) comic I drew for an application a few months ago. (I got into the school I wanted and I’ll be going there this coming fall! So happy!)

This is a game called “throw on 3 filters which add nothing of any value to your art piece”

On the left: a lotus flower for purity, eloquence, and serenity. An olive branch for peace.

On the right: a laurel wreath for glory, ambition, and success. Starflowers for courage.