Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fun_POWaSungal


Inking this take on Sungal, one of my first G-Pen efforts.

2/15/16

Reuxben

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun_POWaSungal_L


Trying to figure out what a tribal Sungal might look like.

2/15/16

Reuxben

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fun_SpottyDotty


So after the Copic exploded and the inks freaked out, we ended with this.

Added some colored pencil and white-out and called it a wrap.

So that's how that shakes out.

It's not all sunshine.

2/15/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fun_SpottyDotty_More


So I could have given up after the Copic exploded, but figured it'd be fun to see if I could rescue the piece.

But then when inking (decided to use inks after pencils for this one), the G-Pen randomly flung ink everywhere.

Excellent.

2/15/16

Reuxben

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fun_SpottyDotty_Blast


Ok, ok, funny story with this one.

I was studying a magazine, went to color the eyelashes, and my Copic just poops a fat inkblob everywhere cuz of course it does.

Hilarious.

2/15/16

Reuxben

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun_GhosterCrew


And here's the result of our first experiment tearing a Magic card face off and going to town with inks, Copics, and white-out.

The white-out gets really tangled up in the blue material a little too easily, so it's not quite reliable enough for a real piece--it tends to either blob up or scraggle out with too limited smooth runs.

Been looking for some Jim Lee level white-out...two dud brands so far, next is a bottle of White Deleter.

2/14/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun_GhosterCrew_Base


More Magic experimenting. Seeing how Copics interact with cards' blue layer.

2/14/16

Reuxben

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fun_GhosterCrew_L


Trying out something new--ripping the front off of Magic cards, and drawing my own stuff on top.

Yes.

The trick is that the air in my room is too cold, so it's hard to tear off the face only as far as the white layer, the white layer clings to the face layer, so it goes straight to the blue core layer.

2/14/16

Reuxben

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun_DidiColorz


I had an old package of Pocky laying around and wanted to spruce it up.

At the same time, I scored some sweet, obscure Copics I have been craving to test out.

I also needed to figure out Didi's color scheme.

The complication is in the skin.

I sort of envision her as sorta Japanese since that's all I have for reference around here.

I don't really think in terms of color, but I do know I have the inherent "white" complexion drilled into my imagination.

I grew up in the US. I have to force myself to think in terms of darker skin tones. There was a Boondocks comic about this.

It's a bummer. I find it hard to believe you can exist today and not feel the pressure of that default light-skin imagination.

There was a study about this. What race is a stick figure?

Anyway, she lives in Japan, she's Japanese-ish.

2/13/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fun_DidiColorz_Ropa


Pretty sure I want Didi to have a military type jacket.

And the Dimir shirt has to be purpley, which makes her hair and eyes kind of sink into that.

But I always get tripped up on skin...

2/13/16

Reuxben

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fun_DidiColorz_L


Bought a new pen I bought at 7-11.

Not braggin'.

2/13/16

Reuxben

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fun_Foo


Certain songs just punch all those emotional buttons, don't they.

Imagine having that kind of power. Her kind of power.

2/13/16

Reuxben

Wednesday, July 2, 2014