C'est Parfait!

 
For reasons I still can't comprehend, the face didn't turn out well. It doesn't quite look like the same artsy as she was in the last picture. Of course, that panel turned out astonishingly well that it's not a surprise that I wouldn't match it on my next effort.I was actually considered deleting the entire sketch and starting over again several nights ago. Not only was the face bothering me, the long sleeves of the kimono bore a distinct resemblance to cardboard. Often I would spend only a few minutes...

UK Trip 2007

 
National Museum of the Media in Bradford Red Dalek A sad fate for a once powerful mutant soldier in a traveling machine...This Red Dalek was found in a empty balcony overlooking the food court of the Bradford Museum of Film and Photography (now called the National Media Museum). My guide too all things British informed me -- despite the lack of any signs -- that this one was from the Dalek Invasion of Earth. I tried to watch the film later, but it's cheesy humor offset me. I never finished the...

Hotel Carpeting

 
After my last entry, I had a rather lousy week. Not lousy because of the client -- they are in fact wonderful people -- but because of the situation. Through a long series of events I ended up updating software at midnight, Sunday morning. In the end, that wasn't so bad either. The resulting fatigue wasn't pleasant of course; those who know me know I never sleep well, one such odd night can throw everything off for days or weeks. Nevertheless, I had forgotten how fun it was to do something at...

Woman in the Suitcase

 
When I first offered to say over the weekend on my current business travel assignment, I thought, "Greaaat, this is going to feel like an eternity." Even so, I thought that it would be well worth it. Traveling home every weekend hardly seemed worth it. The extra time in packing up my hotel room, checking out, waiting at the airport, the flight itself, the drive back, eats away at one's 48 hour weekend rather quickly. This is to say nothing of the fact that I have to fly out again on Sunday...

Classy

 
I just checked in to my flight tomorrow evening. I usually like to do so as early as possible so I can get window seats. Yes, it's a bit childish, but they do make the trip so much nicer. My next flight is on United, an airline only marginally better than Northwest, with a far more spastic and confusing website. When I checked in tonight, I clicked the "seats" button as I usually do, clicking my way past the pay-for-upgrade seats that I would have to pay for myself. Except that this time,

French and Japanese

 
I'm not one of these people who posts reviews often. Mostly I've come to keep my opinions about consumable media quiet. I think part of this is that I had very few allies who liked the same things that I did. Everyone else seemed quick to make fun of me for this reason. When I first got into anime, I always had to explain it to people that "Yes, it is animated, but it's not a cartoon. It's not something for kids just because it's drawn rather than acted." Roughly the same time I was big into...

Recombinant

 
Appearently I don't have the energy this evening to draw, but perhaps I can redeem myself by giving everyone an update on Novella. A few weeks ago I began to draw the comic. I've tried to be low-key about this for a variety of reasons. I'm not sure how long the average episode will take to produce. Nor do I know how difficult it will be for me to find the time and energy in order to produce them. My artwork is known to take quite a bit of time to draw, although I believe I've found ways...

Running Late

 
So after I posted the last comic, I actually had to go to the airport and catch my flight. I was a more than a bit disorganized before I left. I was running through my apartment, trying to clean and organize everything. I only had two hours from when I woke up on Sunday morning, until I had to hit the highway.Usually I like leaving with just over two hours to spare. The airport is only a 30 minute drive from my apartment. Most days, I get through security in 10 minutes. On a particularly bad morning,

Boarding Pass

 
I've been experimenting with my artwork lately. I've been experimenting with my style, my methods, and the media on which I choose to draw.One thing I've been toying with lately is to switch to a fully digital method. While I've owned a wacom tablet for years, I haven't used it to produce any sketches. I tried it a few times when I first tried the tablet,  but the results were just dismal. After that, I relagated it to airbrushing the color layers.Lately, however, I've been experimenting with it...

Children of Men

 
London, 2027. A rumbled, tired-looking man walks into a crowded coffee shop. Inside, both the patrons and staff are transfixed by the ultra-thin monitor that seemingly hangs mid-air. A news special plays announcing the death of a young man of 18 years. The man works his way through the crowd to the counter, and apologetically orders a latte. The news continues; knifed behind a bar, "baby" Diego was killed by a fan asking for his autograph. He was the youngest person on earth. "Thank...