Drawings Dump: Some Of My Digital Sketchbook.

Some drawings I did from earlier in 2020. I never got to post these, initially–this site is rather new, after all. Anyhow, here are some. Enjoy looking inside of my psyche.

I have a muse, yes.

NOTE: They’re uploaded in their original resolutions… therefore it’ll take a while to load, for some.

Alain.
Meryl Keioskie.
The treasure master of 88 keys.
Alain is mean.
The Snufkin.
Meryl Keioskie.
I am you.
Meryl Keioskie
When the mind plays tricks on you.
Stuart Yoshihiro concept inks.
Alain~ aehhehhh~
Some Jean Giraud inspiration.
Kite flying, and the romantic possibilities.
He’s smiling because she’s shit at the viola.
I AM… MUSIC MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.
Meryl Keioskie.
A depiction of myself and my ex.
Jazz hands,
Sleep angel, sleep.
Alain hates being called a sexy priest… but he is.
I sketch on my research notes often. Hurr-hurr-hurr.
I laugh at my own drawings, due to the absurdity of them.
Quiet, you!
Stuart is not impressed.
Love? You call that love. Get out of here.
How I flirt with men. Not pictured: the hours and hours of crying.
Meryl Keioskie.
Meryl Keioskie
Inspired by Max Richter’s ‘Infra five’.

Enjoy, my lovelies~

Drawings: Some’ore Sloppy Joes.

Here’s some more drawings I did for warm-ups, in-between inking marathons:

Mimicking some more of Craig Thompson’s whimsy, with his: “Thank-you god, for your perfect creation.”

People tend to get a kick out of depicting the feminine form. I get a kick out of drawing bean-pole dudes with large hands, long necks, and large ears.

Hell… yes.

“Delilah”.

Lady. You’re scaring us!

Where the title of this post comes from.

Sketch Redux “An Ivories Man”.

I wasn’t satisfied with the above, so I’ve re-drawn him to be more ‘warm’.

He’s a treble, and bass man. One for each hand. And he isn’t all that nice, per se. He is an imago to the darker side–the shadow, of one’s psyche. In this case, my character Stuart’s psyche. The darker aspects of one’s psyche, if integrated successfully holds great potential for creativity. The best of creatives, have danced with the darker aspects of themselves at one point or another. Those who deny that darkness within themselves, are doomed to be forever controlled by it… that is, unconsciously.

Mmmmm… next time, I will draw his hands in shot. Them ivory ticklers like to display their hands~ those with large hands, and long fingers which taper to a point are my favorite to draw… that as well as, wispy gamine pianists.

Late Night Comic Inking.

Here’s a spread I’ve just finished, pre-ink and post-ink.

Pre-ink.
Post-ink.

Composition, and layout speech bubbles are of utmost importance above all else.

For all of the hours of drawing/inking I do. I digest a lot of music. Here’s one which deserves all of my love:

My ears! MY HEART! MY SOUL~!

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.

Warm-Up Sketch.

A Warm-up sketch, before I work on setting out compositions for my PhD’s comic. I enjoy changing styles, or “borrowing” styles from other artists, when the mood calls for it. However, I do not mimick them completely–I like to augment little things here or there to the style, as per my own tastes. For example, the French comic artiste Mobius (Jean Giraud) has a nice way of shading with lines. I add this little detail into anything I draw.

The PhD I am due to finish in two years, is really… if I were to simplify it, about utilizing comics as a means of communication. That is, for addressing a sociopolitical issue. For my PhD, the research is concerned in bringing more awareness and understanding to high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is, through fictional depictions of characters diagnosed–to depict a more authenticated experience, of how they (may) process the world. One character is a fictional representation of ‘myself’, whilst the other is an amalgam of interviews, literature reviews, and surveys.

I have always been a strong believer in merging both, what one would define as ‘art’, together with ‘theoretics’. That is another reason why I love music. The ‘instrumentalist’, as my viola instructor would call the ‘serious musician’, is a scholar practitioner. They learn the theoretical underpinnings of their craft, and of course, just as well… they apply this knowledge through their respective instrument. And yes, I love music theory. ‘Deed I do.

Now, as for Craig Thompson’s manner of drawing. I am referencing his graphic novella Blankets. I highly recommend it! Thompson draws with his heart.