Warm-up Sketch: Angel.

Another sketch from my mind, before commencing more comic drawing.

In all your loveliness…

Comic inking progress.

Some’ore inking of panels, I’ve done.

I’ve no time to pen my dialogue by hand, otherwise, I gladly would. Props to Apostrophic Labs (Frederic Nade) for their wonderful Komika font series!

One day, I will be sure to create a digital comic type face from my own handwriting when I’ve the time.

Sketch: Insomnia.

In-between inking comics. Here’s another sketch from my mind. “Insomnia”.

I prefer working nights. I’m not much of a morning person myself. I find there’s less distraction during these later periods. Wherein, I can focus on my preoccupations as much as I like.

Comic Progress.

Lots of drawing for this week. In-between both research and music studies. Here’s a screenshot of progress, for how I tend to ink hair.

Rest you silly boy. Rest.

Inking hair is probably my most favorite thing to do. It’s very intricate, what with its little strands and handling of depicting each strand in reaction to the imagined light source.

Drawing Comics: Progress II

Another panel I’ve semi-inked. Here’s some progress, that I thought I’d share.

Seven hours a day/night, if I can manage it.

Also listening to some Jazz, because Jazz is my favorite:

Especially Jazz Piano.

Drawing: Comic Progress.

In-between music, I still tend to my other love. Drawing.

Here’s some more progress on my PhD Comic:

More to go.

Post-scriptum: For this arc, if you know the comic artist of whom I am being influenced by, style wise. You gets a damned, digital high-five. Heueheuheu~

Drawing: Frédéric Chopin II.

Another sketch/drawing I did of Frédéric Chopin. With some Art Nouveau influence added in there.

A redux to the former.

I could not resist.

Some people look as if they were born to grace the keys of the piano.

With strong hands, and long fingers which taper. It was the spirit of music, he loved most.

Drawing: Frederich Chopin

Warming up before drawing comics.

I drew my own take of the Polish composer and pianist, Frédéric Chopin. From his heart to his soul, he let his fingers do the talking.

My Chopin is relaxed, past pensive… which is what he often appears to be, in his daguerreotypes. Honestly, Chopin… how did you keep your eyes wide open for many of your shots?

Many prefer Liszt in the world of piano, but I say “Meh.” Give me the sweet-faced Chopin, with his soulful eyes and huge nose. It’s the conk which does it for me~ (no, not really).

Sketch: Stuart Yoshihiro.

More on my PhD project. A graphic novella. In revising Stuart’s narrative, I wanted to draw him in Craig Thompson’s style. Stuart is a character, who is completely fictional. He is influenced by research on high-functioning Autistic individuals… as well as my own experience.

This is the original style I drew him in, for the first narrative. The style is influenced by two favorite Mangaka of mine: the late Satoshi Kon, and Katsuhiro Otomo of Akira fame. Stuart’s last name ‘Yoshihiro’, is a nod to Satoshi Kon, who adopted this pseudonym during his earlier works. His name ‘Stuart’, is a reference from the fictional Gorillaz front-man “2D”, who’s true name is ‘Stu Pot’. His appearance, is probably based on an amalgam of Alexander David Turner from “Arctic Monkeys”, during the Humbug album–and elvish-looking men. Although, people who have read through drafts of the comic thus far… have mistaken Stuart for being me–so, there is most probably that influence, just as well.

Well, he is my son. I created him after-all.
One takes the symbols, which connote their supposed representations and ‘water’ down the depictions to mere abstraction. That is my process in changing/adopting styles. It’s implicit. Not much thought is given to it, truth be. I just do… Also–Hah, there’s only five staves there. Stuart, you wrote them wrong! Start again!