March 21, 2017

Lucy, the next AVENGER?

Decided it was time to change the heading image since its March 21 and the cold is still here. What the Hay, man! Maybe I'm in a Twilight Zone winter, where the people wake up and keep repeating the same cold day over again. Wait. That's not an original idea. It's a movie called Groundhog Day with my favourite actor, Bill Murray.

Ushering in the spring with some screenshots of Lucy the next AVENGER daily sketch. Actually she's not officially. Haha. She started out as a sketch of a girl flying through the air. Later went into digital ink and colour and decided to get more creative. Below are some screenshots of her evolution.  I decided later on as girl flying through the air enjoying the freedom of flight as only Tony Stark's gloves can deliver. And NO Lucy's eye symbol is not  a tribute to the Great David Bowie or to the animated character, Gem. I just like the lightning on 'er face y'all.

March 7, 2017

Uke Aloha and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Meaning to post this on the weekend. Became super busy and getting around to it. This sketchbook drawing went through lots of changes with the underdrawings and all. 

listening to my wife's Uke jam session over the weekend, while she was playing Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and feeling inspired to draw a Uke musician. Originally this sketch was to be an addition to the series, SKETCHY, but I liked the Uke player's design that I decided to go further and digitize him. The drawings below show the process of the gradual adding of colour. Would like to make him a reoccurring  character but some times a drawing is just a drawing. 

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (also known as Bruddah Iz) has contributed to the Uke's popularity resurging and to my interest in his music.  Loved listening to his version of Over the Rainbow as so many have. This sketch is inspired by a great Hawaiian musician and activist. Also of my wife who continues to be my over the rainbow.