All posts by Sheli

You’re So Pretty

 

Oh so pretty.

2014-04-10-Pretty Dinosaur

My favorite way to draw dinosaurs is usually with no feathers. At least when it comes to the bulbous way I like to draw T-Rex ( à la last post). But I feel super guilty for perpetuating a false understanding of dinosaurs. Like I’m one of those bozos that still think brontosaurs is a thing.

So here’s feathers galore. And he’s stunning.

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I Made a Comic

 

It’s a mini centered around an idea I had a very long time ago. I’m really happy that I finally found the time to just sit down and make it. It has strong language, so I’d rate it 18+. But if that doesn’t make you shy away, I’d be obliged if you would read it.

It’s not a big thing, but it’s completion means a lot to me. I’ve never had to letter, and I’ve never posted my own comic before. I mean, one that lasts over one page and that I haven’t worked with someone else on.

It also taught me what I can realistically get done. So while it’s not the best schedule, I can probably produce a comic like this every few months. I’m really stoked to finally feel like I have control over my output.

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NuNuWho

 

Alright, this should be the last ‘podcast’ post before I actually show you guys something original.

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I was listening to the FuzzyTypeWriter podcast, and Paul Montgomery explained his dream Doctor. Obviously the Doctor is a dog and his companion is Bill Nighy and they’ve lost the TARDIS so they ride around on a bicycle.

Obviously.

Much thanks to Paul for the idea.

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Mah-Mah-Monsters!

Just some more Harmontown sketches.

We’ve got an Ember Mauler. I think this was the first big monster they beat.

He was fun to color.

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And below we’ve got the infinifish. It’s a flying fish, infinitely long, on another plane. They were trapped inside this guy for quite a few episodes. This got very complicated to draw in some parts.

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We’re Going to the Moon

So I’ve talked before about how I draw and watch movies and TV and listen to podcasts.

So I found a podcast last April, and it’s the perfect podcast for me.

Harmontown is strange and wonderful and delightful. The eponymous podcast features mostly Dan Harmon, creator of Community, and sharing the stage with him is a cast of characters so eclectic it somehow makes perfect sense. The most frequent contributors are his comptroller Jeff Davis, his Dungeon Master, Spencer and his better half, Erin McGathy.

It’s such a weird podcast experience. It can oscillate from completely self-serving, to really transcendental. Some podcasts make it easier to get through than others, but as a whole it’s been an amazing experience to listen to. More than anything, it’s refreshingly honest. And conversations about controversy and faith and butt jokes were all things I didn’t expect, but now I know better.

Anyway, since they play D&D weekly, there was a lot of great things to draw. I was really driven for a couple weeks to draw everything in Harmontown. My favorite character has to be the barbarian dwarf, Quark Pfft, so we’ll start there.

2014-03-20-QuarkI just, he’s the heavy of the group. It’s amazing.

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He has sex with a lot of things. Because sometimes Harmontown is a comedy podcast.

2014-03-20-SpencerAnd here’s the DM Spencer. He told a story about catching a seagull, so why not?

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Pimento is a Variety of Chili Pepper

It also happens to be the sidekick of the Eisner Award-Winning, Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover.

Proudly, that little dog is the star of a two page mini drawn by me:

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The short story behind that is I’m a pretty incessant annoyance. The longer story…

After the Wolverine project I was bumbling around for what to do next, and I then found the most adorable Pimento comic ever, drawn by Jennifer Meyer.

So I started sketching that pup, a lot. Then after a bit I figured I might as well sculpt it. Animals don’t take that long, so I went for it.

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Pimento has his stash of cash, mask, food, a golden tapir idol, and a removable treasure map with some notes on it.

I saw a sculpture of Smaug with a beaded treasure base, and really wanted to try it out. I learned that it is annoying as anything. And if you rush it, you can see all of the clay in between and the effect is kind of ruined. But I don’t regret trying it, because I learned.

Once this was sent out, I jokingly ask Paul Tobin if he’d write a story for me to draw.

…and then he did. The result is the above comic. It feels very weird to be hosted on an actual publishers site. I know it’s two pages, but my feelings rest pretty well with Bryan Lee O’Malley, “I was just supposed to draw the little pictures in the boxes and die in obscurity, I thought.”

I’m very grateful to Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover for letting me play around with their mischievous little pup.

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