Here’s a quickie brush test piece I did this week (between work assignments) of Basilyan, the dragon from the comic thing I’m working on with my husband. I bought this killer Photoshop brush set from kyletwebster this week and I wanted something to try it out on. This was drawn and colored all with brushes from that enormous set. There’s a lot of crazy awesome brushes in there!!
The colors on this are pretty fast and slapdash, to be honest. I haven’t actually worked on a color scheme for Baz yet. I might end up adding some patterns to her scales and mixing in some other green shades. This is pretty flat green, which is fine for the test I was doing. She’s got a ways to go, though. Color patterns are kinda the bane of my existence -___- I need to make her visually interesting and unique, but easy to draw over and over again in a comic. Plus the comic might end up being greyscale, so I need to be sure that translates nicely. But I’m up to the challenge! This thing is slowly coming together…
In closing, I very much recommend picking up this brush back if you’re a Photoshop user. GREAT tools in there!
IT’S HERE. THE SMUT PEDDLER 2014 KICKSTARTER HAS LAUNCHED!
Head on over to Kickstarter and pre-order the premiere anthology of women-made, ladycentric adult comics.
We have comics by Jess Fink (We Can Fix It!), Trudy Cooper (Oglaf), Kate Leth (Kate or Die!), Amanda Lafrenais (Love Me Nice), Lin Visel (Effort Comics), Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots) and more.
Over thirty artists. Over twenty stories. And the more the Kickstarter makes, the more everyone gets paid.
HOORAY FOR SMUT.
GUYS! LOOK! I’m very excited about this! The last Smut Peddler anthology was incredible and I’ve been excited ever since hearing about this one getting ready to launch. If you like sexy comics at all, please PLEASE consider backing this kickstarter! It’s nice to see lady friendly, sex positive erotic work, especially when it’s made by ladies! I was so thrilled at how great the stories and art were in the last one that I backed this one as soon as it posted. There’s a lot of amazing talent working on this anthology. It’s worth noting that the last anthology was HUGE! It’s the largest anthology I own :D So you’re sure to get your money’s worth here.
Please take a look and back it if you’re into this sort of thing (like me ;D)!!
Okay, I FINALLY got this guy’s look hammered out. It took me a lot of sketching, but I think I’m happy with this look. This is Aardal and he’s the dragon rider in the little comic thing my husband and I are working on. I’m going to try to do a digital colored sketch of him soon to work out his colors and whatnot.
I doodled this in green pencil, green marker, and pen. I enjoy ink sketches so much, you guys. SO MUCH! I’ve got a small handful of other doodles of this guy, his dragon, and their orc captive/companion, but I’m not going to post them just yet. I kinda want to save them as a surprise in case I ever actually print the comics I aim to make. They’d make a nice little sketch gallery for the back pages.
The aim for this project is to write and draw a bunch of short erotic comics with a fantasy world (D&D/Pathfinder) theme. They’ll feature different characters and stories but all with adult themes. I’ve been inspired by reading Smut Peddler lately (which is an excellent anthology and I can’t wait for the next one!) and I really like the idea of drawing sex positive comics. No one getting hurt, everyone having an enjoyable time. It sounds kinda lame when I type it out this way, but I think it’ll be a good project. I just hope I don’t lose steam before I really get going on it XD
I won’t be posting any adult work on this account, though. Non-NSFW sketches and stuff will go here, but I’ll probably make a separate tumblr account just for the project when the time comes. Don’t worry, this tumblr will stay clean. So yeah…that’s all for now…
I’m happy to announce new Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint Art Marker and Dry Media brushes! Get them here! Reblog or RT for a chance at a free set.
Manga Studio has the most amazing brush engine of any drawing app I’ve ever used, but, let’s face it, the default brushes sort of…
And here’s another brush set I bought today that’s kickin rad! Frenden has released his latest brushes for Manga Studio 5 and they are killer, as usual. Lots of fun new tools in this set. I don’t know how this guy keeps coming out with so many new and interesting tools! Manga Studio is my preferred program for sketching and inking and his tools make it even better. If you use MS5 and you haven’t picked up any of his brushes, do yourself a favor and buy some! Must have tools for any artist!
** REBLOG AND WIN ** The Ultimate Megapack for Photoshop has been updated and now contains over 100 brushes for the same discounted price as the original pack.
This is my best-selling set and it includes a wide range of incredibly realistic pencils, inks, gouache, oil and acrylic brushes, as well as some FX brushes, erasers, blenders and smudge tools. There is even a perspective grid brush.
THREE random Tumblr followers who reblog this post will win a free Megapack on Sunday, March 30th (Value: $13).
Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!
2 more days, friends!
I bought this brush pack today and WOW! WOOOOOOW! It is AMAZING! Definitely worth every penny. It’s hard to find good real media brushes for Photoshop but this set is very VERY satisfying. I can’t wait to properly make some art with these! I very much recommend for any digital artists using Photoshop out there :D
Dragons and their riders. Moar pen/pencil doodles from my sketchbook! This is not from the world I’ve been posting about lately. This is from a little project my hubby and I are tossing around. I worked on these characters about a year ago and put them on the back burner. Well, now I’m back to working on them. Gonna try to make a comic about them and complete my only new year resolution.
The dragon is named Basilyan and she was raised by her rider. Aardal is her rider and also a not terrible bounty hunter. Baz is missing some of her horns in the top left pic >__> And the scale is probably incorrect in the top right pic. Don’t even get me started on how rough the bottom left is. How do I human? It’s clearly been too long since I’ve drawn humans and I need to practice some anatomy. Also, I need to go back to the dragon rider uniforms I commissioned from thoughtsupnorth way back for this guy. They were all amazing and I just can’t seem to put them together right. Ah well. The good thing is that this is supposed to be an erotic comic so there will be plenty of opportunities to draw this guy without all his armor >___>;;
So yeah, I’ll have more of these characters soon. Working on this guy’s outfit is a pain in the butt XD
OMG DIGITAL ART! This is a little doodle of a character who will feature in a little comic project my husband and I are working on. He’s an orc and he doesn’t have a name yet. He’ll be featured in a story with a human dragon riding bounty hunter and the story will have some adult themes. My plan is to do the comics in short story bits to slowly work my way into it. I’ve never done proper comics before, so this is kinda exciting :D
Anyways, it was nice to do some personal digital art for the first time in a while. This was doodled in Photoshop and I’m happy with it :) That look on his face says he’ll be figuring a way out of those shackles before too long, you better believe it ;D
As is my way, an off-the-cuff idea has turned into a new comic project that I am super excited about. It’s about a queer crystal warrior in a high fantasy-meets-modern-conveniences setting called Eldritch Northsea. (I wrote about it briefly in an early post that you can check out here.)
I want to work on Eldritch Northsea in a series of minicomics- I’ve written the first script and everything- and I’m funding it via my Patreon! A few more bucks will see me posting monthly updates on the comic for Patreon subscribers (when the comic is done everyone will get to read it, but Patreon folks will get to see the comic/scripts/character designs/etc. as they take shape). This is layered on top of what Patreon subscribers already get (early Eth’s Skin updates; previews, work-in-progress posts, and talk of new and upcoming projects; monthly Patreon-only sketchbook subscriptions, etc.).
You can check it out, learn more about my Patreon, and- if you’re already one of my Patreon subscribers- you can read the finished script for Eldritch Northsea’s LOL TXT IT right here » patreon.com/sfemonster !!
Guys! Y’all should hop on Patreon and send Sfe some money because HO DANG! Sfe is an amazing artist with intensely marvelous ideas and their updates are worth EVERY DANG DIME! The sketchbooks alone are enough to knock your socks off. Can’t stress enough how much I love Sfe’s work!
This is Tim Doyle’s work.
I’ve got this really huge print from him (the lights glow in the dark, the rain is a clear coat over the print, and yes it’s Blade Runner):
OH MAAAAN! THESE ARE SO RAD!! Tim Doyle is an awesome dude! I used to chatter with him when he worked at Funny Pages in the Dobie Mall here in town. I actually found a stack of his Amazing Adult Fantasies zine while cleaning out my file cabinet the other day. Man, he is doing some amazing work! Raaaad!!
I don’t usually post selfies, but I really like my new haircut and the colors. I had pink before but now it’s pink with blue sides :D YEAH! I cut half my hair off because my hair is hella thick and impossible to stand in the heat of Texas. So yeah, that’s me :)