I am working away on finishing my comic and all my free drawing time is going toward that project. These are two older drawings I created for the textbook, Creativity in the Classroom. I did not like the composition of the first one or the girl’s lack of lower legs. The second illustration is the one that ended up in the textbook. The scanner cut some of the edges off the illustration; dang my tiny scanner! The gladiator stayed intact from the first to the second illustration, but Napoleon gained some weight. Maybe that is Napoleon during his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
I have been working on some comics that I am going to post in an online format in the not too distant future. For one comic I have about fifty pages done and for another story line I have over a hundred. Here is a recent page I created for my space adventure comic. Still have to ink ten pages and draw and ink fifteen more after that, add the text, do a finale edit and all will be done. So, in the not too distant future this project will come to fruition.
Here are two more pages from my sketchbook. Van-tassel-basket (Spelled, VanTassel-Baska) is the name of the author of a book on gifted and talent education. It’s a really funny name and I believe I wrote it on that page to use as a character’s name at some point. The guy with the monocle could be Van-tassel-basket, he looks like a Van-tassel-basket. Van-tassel-basket to the rescue!
My time travelers have arrived in 432 B.C. in Athens, Greece. The Parthenon and other parts of the Acropolis are visible behind the market. I included a statue of Athena in the foreground and in the far background there is also a colossal bronze statue of Athena that was originally in the center of the Acropolis. The colossal statue of the protector of Athens was reported to have survived until 1203 when it was destroyed by a mob who thought she was bringing the city bad luck.
My time travelers have traveled to Ancient Egypt in roughly the year 1,500 B.C. I had a great many choices to use as illustrations for Ancient Egypt. There are many excellent illustrations from children’s publishing companies that show life in Ancient Egypt. I settled on a throne room scene. I looked at throne room illustrations and some Conan the Barbarian comics to come up with my design. In my drawing, dignitaries from other lands are coming to pay tribute to Thutmose III, the mighty pharaoh of Egypt, and his co-regent, his stepmother Hatshepsut, who is watching by his side.
This is an illustration from a few years ago that I never posted on my blog. I created the illustration with oils and acrylics. I have an undying affection for pirates. I’ll have to post some new work as soon as I can make some new drawings. I’m busy with baby stuff, baby showers, mom moving and end of the school year activities. Life seems to be a quick succession of busy moments.
These drawings are an illustration artistic experiment. I’m learning how to add color in Photoshop to my black and white ink work. I believe I’ll be able to come up with a faster more satisfying way to color my work. My watercolors are not scanning the way I want, so Photoshop might work better. I need to try something with more of a background. The creature drawings are new, but the woman on the robot is a black and white drawing from a few months ago. However, next time I’m going back in time. So take me away, I don’t mind, but you better promise me I’ll be back in time. Gotta get back in time!