Sunday, May 29, 2011

breakin the wall

breakin the wall, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

My brain hurtin warm up today.

Perspective choice cause it to be a little more challenging.

Starting with colour and then going into the drawing can sometimes lead somewhere. This is on the right path but not close to being there...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Can't Sleep!

Finished “Insomnia Cafe” the other night. Couldn’t sleep. Har! Har!

Black and white 79 page graphic novel hard cover published by Image (2009) Turkish artist M. K. Perker retails 14.95.

Interesting story about a rare book specialist who can’t sleep and gets involved with the mob, a very interesting library and lots of caffeine… Caffeine always good for a person with insomnia ;)

Takes a while to get going but once it does, it is worth it. The art has a magazine type feel, which makes sense as the author does illustration work for many of the big ones.

A good read but it is missing something.

I would pick this one up if you can scoop it from a discount bin or borrow from a friend or library.

3 howls outta 5


Daughter of the Sun

Daughter of the Sun, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Used Artrage Studio to work on character of my ongoing (yet to see light of Day) story Children of the Sun...

Monday, May 23, 2011


singin, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Character idea for animation short about you guessed it! Singin!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Harriet Sculptor

Harriet Sculptor, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Quick warm up done with pencil and water colours...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sepentine Dreams

You can sometimes have dreams where you feel trapped yet are you the one being held down...




Watercolour Artrage...




Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

ink toob

ink toob, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Rough ink work in Manga...


Toob Girl

toob gurhl, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Warm ups sketch and water colour...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

rogue vs rocky

rogue vs rocky, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

Quick Concept and colour for next mini comic.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Garbage Out - Garbage In!

Argh! Federal election this Monday in Canada. Less said about the "power hungry crooks" the better...

Screw the 10,000 Hour Rule Theory!

Just because you do something that long doesn't mean you'll be awesome. "Sheet!" It doesn't even mean you will be good. What it "could" mean is that if you practice something the "wrong way" for 10 thousand hours you just might end up being great at doing it WRONG!

My Work Weak:

Hurt my neck in a hockey game Thursday so can't sit at 'puter (or any position/place) too long. Some pictures posted last couple of days with water colour brush. Here is a couple pages of my thumbs/panels for my upcoming mini comic...

So this week I had an office hour with my mentor/adviser Kevin W. Cross and discussed my new web site (which is in the process of going up) I hate announcing stuff too soon. But since we are all "friends" here I will mention I was hoping to have it up in time for TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival ) with business cards and everything. Ah well. The best laid plans...

Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo.

TCAF is next weekend! Saturday May 7th, 9am-5pm - Sunday May 8th, 11am-5pm I hope to see some of you there. It is free. I plan on being there Saturday (for sure) around noon. Email me if you are going to be in town and we will hook up and I might even buy you a brew (or two)

If I can create with a bad neck, what is your excuse?!!?