Tuesday, December 27, 2011

hello 2012

hello 2012, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Tuesday Sketch "Hello 2012" - New Years Party #tuesdaysketch

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bantha Fodder

Bantha Fodder, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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OK I didn't watch Star Wars as my marathon (actually doing( (LOTR) but looked at a min I had sitting on my monitor and this was what came of it...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

pretty in pink

pretty in pink, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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sketch daily water colour in artrage studio

Saturday, December 24, 2011

cots crawl

cots crawl, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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More peaks at stuff I'm working on for 2012!

Merry Ho Ho!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ghost of the future

Ghost of the future, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Tuesday sketch - Scrooge Tuesday - ghost of Christmas future...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Taste...

A Taste..., originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Debuting in 2012 just a taste of "Children of The Sun"...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Goodbye - "Don't go!"

The Goodbye - "Don't go!", originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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More black panel ink work. From the Yaz song "Don't Go"....

Have Some FUN! (more ink mini tore)

more ink mini tore, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Threw more ink on the Minoataur to make it more 3d...

Have FUN!!!

Sometimes when I draw I forget to just have fun or do it for myself. This was one of those times I decided to have some fun!

I have been reading "How to draw noir comics : the art and technique of visual storytelling" by Martinbrough, Shawn.

He mentions cropping and how it can increase dynamism in your panel/sketch and after inking this Minotaur character I was getting bogged down when (after cropping) I said to myself , "Self, this looks kinda cool" what if I also used the water colour brush in Artrage Studio (one of my very favourite colouring tools).

I am still happy with it 7 hours later... (an artist's litmus test)


Mini Tore

Mini Tore, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Cropped and coloured a Minotaur character with water colour tool...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Heart of a Grinch!

Heart of a Grinch!, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Tuesday sketch is the Grinch!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blacked again

Blacked again, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Roughin the blacks...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Brush Pen Mini Girl

Brush Pen Mini Girl, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Brush Pen Mini Girl - workin on blacks

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Weirdness - Frosry Avalanche

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Sketch Tuesday on Saturday! A little late Winter Weirdness #sketchtuesday #winterweirdness

inked eyris

inked eyris, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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Quick ink of Eyris


Eyris, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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An idea I got from a work friend. He threw at me yesterday. He wants to write comix...


Sunday, December 4, 2011

I see red

I see red, originally uploaded by jahhdog.

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more panels...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sketch Dailyville #1 The Colour Yellow

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This one goes out to Jose http://jaglab.wordpress.com

A 10 minute comic!


Taking on Challenges

Running Up That Hill

I think it is good to take on a challenge once in a while, shake things up. Since this is mostly an art blog I will stick to that side of the fence (though you could apply this to anything)

Why should we take up a challenge? Well for one there is a theory (and this is a hell of a paraphrase) that says without challenges we stagnate and die (I told you it was a paraphrase!)

We need to push the boundaries so that we can grow!

Who Needs It?

We all do. Whether it is to do 30 characters in 30 days, 30 panels in 30 days, 24 hour comic day or nanowrimo - writing a book in 30 days. These are but a few, I'm sure there is many more.

Challenge Yourself!

They don't have to be sponsored by a website! I took up a personal sketch a day challenge back a couple months ago. I was good for the first 10 days or so but fell behind pretty quickly. I should have done quick 5 to 10 minute sketches (which was the point) but I found myself taking longer and doing more than what the original challenge was all about. This could be classified as - a pitfall.

Pitfalls, Missteps, Blunders

You have to be careful that you stick with the program/rules of the challenge and yes there is a reason challenges have rules (see above pitfall) but the idea is others have completed most of them before so it can be done but only if you stick "close to their rules...

This blog has also been a challenge. I tried to write weekly instead I wrote "weakly"!

Yes I misstep-ed and missed some weeks of writing but I tried to supplement by posting drawings and that didn't work for many of you. Many of you missed the journal-ling of our adventure in creating and I apologize as I have come to realize I am not that great of a troop leader!

I have difficulty keeping the "eye on the prize" and get easily sidetracked which leads to the blunders.

Learning to UN-learn

That's where challenges can come in handy. You do have to give up certain things when you take on a challenge. You give up some of your usual creative processes but sometimes they can be crutches. This scares some people. You can't be too particular or precious about your art in a challenge.

It is about experimentation and learning and for some that is tough. Especially if you are used to one way of doing something.

I believe that you need incentive but you also need to want to do it. There is no point in doing something you know you won't finish. So enjoy yourself. Remember, that is what we are here for.

My Art Week

(see posted sketches)

Tell me what creative challenges you took part in this year.

They don't have to be the ones I linked to but they can be personal goals/challenges!

I will link to them.

I'd be interested in what things you learned in your challenge!

ArrOOoo! Go out and be Creative!