Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tasmanian Spurts

Ahh finally some original art! Feels soooo goooood!

The now endangered Tasmanian Devil...

...and the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (or Thylacine)

I was really inspired after my Dumm week and had some time before I had to do some homework so I started drawing and these two aussies popped out. I colored them on the spot. I always loved Australian animals and marsupials, they're probably the most interesting fauna of any continent. Think I might develope a story or concept with em...

Done on brown paper with prisma color markers, white gel pens, white colored pencil, brush pens and microns. Enjoy, mates! (I'm not Australian nor can I do a proper imitation of an Australian accent)


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Th-Th-Thats all, Dummies!

My week over at Dumm Comics has come to an end. Awww...
Well I'd just like to thank everyone who came over to check out my work, I've definatley never had an experience like this before and it was so satisfying and exciting for me!

As a special treat here's some original inkwork and insight on how I made each strip.

Through the Port-hole and 1930 Nightmare Theater were done traditionally on large pieces of paper. I sketched out the panels in pencil but the erased them after I inked the artwork so I could later make them in Photoshop. Also since these pages were bigger than my scanner I had to scan them in peices and later stick em together.

TTPH was mostly done is brushpens.

Kimbo was done in Micron pens. I like the mircons more, not because I'm most comfortable with them but because they just give off a cleaner slicker look.

For Skadi and Big Pants Mouse I drew each panel on a separate sheet of paper, so I can put in as much detail as I can and then later compile everthing in Photoshop.

This was mostly done in microns but I used a brushpen for long shapes such as Skadi's hair or her legs.

I originally wanted to color this strip in markers as a tribute to Katie Rice's style but I was pressed for time so I had to use good ol Photoshop.

Earthward Ho! was done entirley with a tablet in Photoshop. I sketched out the characters on a separate layer and then inked on another. I sent the file to Tara so she can ink Sam. This was our first ever comic collaboration and I think its the best out of the whole set.

Well I really hope everyone enjoyed my week. I am so very grateful to the head Dummies to let Tara and I do this. Speaking of which...Tara's week start this monday! So you better get back over there and oogle at her amazing artwork!

And once again thank you to anyone who commented on my strips and my blog and anyone who wished me a Happy Bday! I am a very happy boy!

Later, y'all!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Zach and Tara OWN Dumm Comics!

Remember that surprise I kept talking about? Well here it is!

For their 1 year anniversary Tara and I will be taking over Dumm Comics for 2 weeks! We've created a gaggle of amazing strips that are about ready to be unleashed onto your retinas!

Go here for more! Dummcomics.com

This is an extreme honor to be doing this. Tara and I have been hardcore supporters of this site since the begining and we're both very excited and look up to all the head Dummies for continuing to inspire and entertain us with their cartoony roos. Congrats on one whole year of awesomeness you guys! Go check out the head dummies!
Gabe Swarr
Sean Szeles
Katie Rice
Luke Cormican
Ricky Garduno
Fred Osmond

My week starts today! But I have a feeling Tara might sneak herself somewhere into my run. Oh well, I'll just sneak into hers for revenge, haha! First up is my Big Pants Mouse strip, originally done by Gabe Swarr.

Here's some of the original inkworks I did in my Sketchbook.

Tara's week starts on the 20th, so don't you DARE miss it! If ya do I will spew hurtful words at you. Go check out our her blog and comment a million times on her stuff: Purple Peep Bits
Keep your eyes peeled folks! You won't be dissapointed!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Rat, a Bat...and an Aardvark

Howdy! Don't got a whole lot to show really but something really big is coming up soon so keep your eyes pealed! Got some prisma color practices to show ya! They can be tricky at times.



And...an Aardvark. Just to make it an even three.

So I might not be able to post anything for a while, school ends the begining of May for me, so I'm getting alot of work that I have to complete.

ALSO my birthday is next Wednesday, I'm gonna be 20, holy crap. I'm gonna feel like a geezer lol.

Hope ya dig this entry and thanks to everyone who's come to check me out and give me comments.