Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One for the road...

So here we are at the end of the month... and while I know I kinda dropped out of it there for a moment (due to reasons beyond my control, I assure you I've still managed to make a mighty 21 posts this month, which is far and beyond some kind of record for me.

While I don't think I've learnt as much as I should've, I guess any learnin' is good learnin'. I'd like to keep up this kind of format, but a) I've got some stuff I have to get done this month and I don't know if I'll be able to post it up here, and b) I don't know what specifically to do next. I dont want to just do quickies again, so it wouldn't be a post a day (making stuff look good takes time, for me at least). I wish there was some easy to add poll thing here so I could let my loving audience decide for me (even though I could ask all one of you in real life anyway :P).

Well anyway... I guess I'll just have to rely on the comment's system. What of it? What should I focus on this month?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hard-wired for justice.

So is it Streetfigher's Q, Giant Robo's Iron Mask, or just some other sad robot detective? It's a mystery - Only he can solve!

Monday, June 21, 2010

By the eyepatch of Odin!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Life ain't pretty for a dog faced boy...

So I know that I'm behind a couple of days, but screw it. If I can make it up I will, but we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I wanted to draw some more scythes because I couldn't find anything else to draw... Originally he was going to have a more goblinic/demonic mask but then i stalled when it came to armour ideas. A quick google image search turned up this, and naturally, I had to redo what I'd done to match that level of awesome.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


So I've finally had a chance to play the Ace Attorney games and I'm pretty damn impressed with them.

This picture semi-inspired by something Dick Gumshoe said during the 3rd case... Something about Edgeworth being all distant after losing to Wright, standing around with his coffee and staring out windows. Or something. It was late, but I hear ya' Edgey-baby...

Also: I think this post makes it my most postingness month so far on my blog. Go me! Can I keep it up though? No idea.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I think it's time we blow this scene...

No.3 of 3. I figured it was about time to have a little colour again, so hasty (but appropriate) colouring go! Also I went back and fixed up a couple of things on Spike and Jet that were bugging me. The End.

Something about the Lost finale reminded me of the ending of Cowboy Bebop, so I went back and watched them all again, having been a few years at least since the last time I had. While on the surface there's nothing really in common between the shows, thematically they are quite similar. Plus they both extremely good at manipulating viewers emotions. It's something I'd like to get into at some point, but not tonight because it's too late for that.

Next: Something non-Cowboy Bebop?

EDIT: My attempt at drawing Faye made me vomit everytime I saw it, which made it awkward at work. In my defense I was really tired and she was the last one I did. Long story short, I re-did the face (and fixed up a couple of other things I skimped out on in the name of sleep). Truth is though, I suck at drawing sexy females. I barely practise them either because I'm worried someone will assume I'm a pervert, so instead I draw a bunch of half dressed buff guys. But I think overanalyzing that issue can wait for another time :P.

Speaking of overanalyizing, Overthinking It finally did another installment of thier series on Cowboy Bebop just after I made this post. Go read it because it's incredibly insightful (or maybe watch the show first, that would probably help too). I don't know if his grand unified theory is correct, because I know nothing about French new wave, but he's spot on about CB's love affair with the past, except I'd go so far as to say it's a love/hate kind of deal. Once again, something I'd like to go on about sometime, but a) it takes time to write something up thats long, in depth and well researched and b) I'm worried I'm boring.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bringing the suck... In a good way.

True Blood is back! More naked vampires for everyone!

Also, I only noticed after posting, but this is my 150th post! I don't think its really special drawing post worthy, but I'm still pretty happy with it! Thanks to everyone who's told me to post more! Exclamation mark!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Same math-time... Same math-channel...

Mild mannered Aliesha C. was just a regular girl... Until one day, while using her calculator, she was struck by lightning and fell into a vat of gamma radiation toxic waste ooze. Emerging from the ooze, she realized she was suddenly capable of extraordinary math related feats, like long division and... addition... or something.

Vowing to use her newfound powers for good, and armed with her collection of math symbol shaped weaponry, Miss Math strikes terror in the heart of numerically illiterate bad guys everywhere.

Godspeed to you, Miss Math!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The mighty stubby-wearing hunter man.

If there is anything that's more in need of a gritty remake than "The Crocodile Hunter", I'll eat my hat...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Suspicious lack of robots.

Random scribble or my subconcious telling me I need to go to the doctor? You be the judge.

Speaking of judging, I was going to assess my performance so far this month, but I'm officially too tired for that right now, so instead, I'm just going to dot point stuff. Tell me if you think I'm missing something.

- I've done pretty well to actually post something everyday... I dont honestly think I'll be able to do the whole month, but we'll see.

- I REALLY need to work on either my speed, or not caring so much about the little sketches. I think so far (despite some of them turning out good) I've spent most of the night working on them, as opposed to the time limit I was aiming at before.

-My composition needs a lot of work. Every time I see that Daredevil/Wright pic from a few days ago I see a tiny Daredevil standing on Wright's arm...

- Need more colour, or say, at least tone.

- No man is a tank.

- Cryptic

- Sleep zzzzz

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


So this awesome test footage came out today, showing a directors proposal for a new Mortal Kombat reboot. It's awesome, and it's good to see someone actually treat the source material with some respect (even though it's ditching the mysticism by the look of it, it's still got the gore and the blood like Mortal Kombat should). Unfortunately, thats why this will never get made :(.

Once again... Too tired to evaluate my efforts for the past week. Assume I'm giving myself a C-.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A dwarf and a priestess walk into a bar...

Tonight I was going to give myself a one week evaluation of how I was going so far, but ironically (I think) I fell into the biggest problem I have so far: Spending too much time on things. Still, I don't care so much when it turns out OK.

The keywords tonight were "Heroes of Might and Magic".

Monday, June 7, 2010

The A in AK47 stands for "Angels".

Just kidding, it stands for "Adorable".

I saw Legion the other night, and to be honest, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I think the problem was that it thought it was a lot more than it was. What it was, was the story of The Terminator, taking place during Dawn of the Dead but with angels, which sounds like an awesome idea really.

Regardless... While we went to go see it for Keamy from Lost, and as great as his Swiss Army Mace was, we now know that real angels prefer guns. Thanks cinema!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords...

So apparently there were UFOs buzzing around my home town in the last couple of days... I didn't see them personally, nor see any news about it until someone passed me on that link, but really, communications disruption can mean only one thing: INVASION.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


So I'm possibly the only person I know who's excited that there's going to be a Marvel vs Capcom 3, but I don't care. There's not much I'll admit to being a fanboy about, but Capcom is one of them. I have previously bought games solely for the Capcom logo on the box, and I haven't been let down yet (and I bought Bionic Commando).

The only downside is that it looks like they're going for a darker, more realistic look for this game (well as real as giant green balls of muscle can be) so I get the feeling some of the goofier characters wont be making it into the game. Thats a massive shame, because they're missing out of some spectacular team ups.

Sure, some of these might make it in, but we'll just have to wait and see really:

  • Daredevil and Phoenix Wright - Blind Justice
  • Spiderman and Frank West - The Liberal Media
  • Iron Fist and Gene from Godhand - The Punchmasters
  • Deadpool and Dan - Saikyo Soldiers
  • Professor X and Harlon Smith -  The Deadly Cripples (who sometimes have problems with split personality disorder)
  • Jonah J. Jameson and Mike Haggar - Civil Service
  • Reed Richards and Dhalsim - The Lady Pleasers

I was wondering how long it would take for me to run out of everything except dick jokes, and apparently that time is now.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't fear the reaper.

Death is the only one who can legitimately say that CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.

Also... so far I'm doing a pretty bad job at this time limit malarky.

Please note: Yes - Scythes, but I think I can do better, just not tonight.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ocelot was his constant.

I have a friend to told me my sprite of Naked Snake was infact a shirtless Daniel Faraday from Lost.

No... this is a shirtless Daniel Faraday from Lost, that's jumped back in time to the 60's and ended up in the Russian Jungle. Cue references no one will get...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exciting new format!

So I still feel lousy about hardly posting at all last month. Plus... I haven't been drawing nearly enough lately as it is. So under the guidance of my No. 1 fan, I've decided to try and draw something every day for the next month.

Since actual good stuff always takes multiple nights (or at least it does with my schedule) what I'm also going to do is start doing warm up sketches every night.... limit myself to only like 30-45 mins and try and learn to accept it if it isn't all that great. At least that way, I'll have something to put up on top of any actual planned stuff I do.

So will this actually happen? Survey (and previous history) says no, but I'm going to give it my best shot.

This one goes out to Drew, currently over in the UK, who very well may be getting beaten up by a punk similar to this right now.

Also, I ran out of time to draw the legs (I imagine this will happen a lot) so it's your choice as to what's going on here. Are the legs just kinda, tapered out of the picture, or is he in fact rocking a pair of bloody stumps? What kind of terrible accident has rendered him that way? Can his insurance cover it? Mysteries.

I didn't really know what to draw tonight, but it was just one of that lucky 25% that wasn't featuring a samurai/sword. Instead you get a sword-lite baseball bat. If you have anything you'd like to see me try and draw (and most probably fail to meet your expectations) leave a comment with your suggestion!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is that a Solid Snake in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? - Metal Gear Solid 4 Retrospective

...Wait around for a little while (i.e. however long it takes to make a sequel) and it'll become a Naked Snake. But wait too long and it'll turn into an Old Snake. Ladies and Gentlemen: Comedy.

So the 4th game I finished this year (maybe... I need a better recording system than just "my memory") was the long awaited (for me at least) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots. Check out what I thought of it (spoiler: I enjoyed it) after the break. Please be aware that it's impossible to talk about a MGS without including spoilers, so if you're planning on playing it eventually, take heed.