Category: Our Art


Where I Show You Some Drawings

I made some drawings over the weekend.

I have these fancy Micron pens, with archival ink, that come in varying nib widths. These pens are fantastic for clean line work because the ink dries relatively quickly and then stays put. They also use a liquid in with a nib system instead of a ballpoint so there’s a smooth application of ink. They aren’t overly expensive, but they are a little pricier than your standard non-art pen.

I used these fancy pens to draw in a fancy Moleskine sketchbook. As far as I’m concerned, unless you have a specific paper or texture you prefer for sketching, or you really are against a paper with some coloring, (it has a manila-colored surface) they’re pretty much the most awesome little book to doodle in. I have the Large Sketchbook in case you care, but they also have lined books, plain books and ones that are bigger and smaller than the book I have.

Well, I said all of that just to kill time until we got here. There’s 2 pages, and neither one is particularly polished, but you’ll have that.

As per usual, feel free to chime in.

Here there be Monsters...

A Windmill, I guess

There we are.

-Chris

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Don’t Color Outside the Lines!

Time for some teamwork action.

I asked Meister a little while back for a simple line drawing of me. I needed something to use every time a website popped up that little human silhouette with a question mark for an avatar picture. Of course, my plan of coloring this drawing right away went horribly awry and I have been using the black and white line drawing as my avatar everywhere.

I have finally colored this digital me, and to top it off, I even managed to get the shading done in a reasonable facsimile of “quickly”. So I am posting the process images. Line Art, then Colors and finally shading for you all to enjoy.

There we have it. Me, digitized.

I can assure you, Meister took some artistic liberties. I certainly wish I looked as awesome as my digital counterpart does, unfortunately, we don’t get to choose how we’re rendered.

It would be pretty cool if we could all choose our own preferred rendering options. I assume fellows like Meister and Myself would end up with some sort of hand-drawn, cel-shaded form.  Others might choose to go with the watercolor or stained glass options. Don’t forget to add a gaussian blur!

Alright, I’m done with the Photoshop “Filters” references, I promise.

-Chris

Little from Column A, Little from Column B

Hi there!

Me again. Remember how I told you there would be stuff from either Meister or Myself up here from time to time?

Well today I do you one better.  Meister needed some business cards for that fancy Premier I told you about last time. He was busy, so I put a little somethin’ somethin’ together for him. I blanked out his phone number because he wasn’t really sure he was ready to post that particular piece of info on the web for the world to see yet. So ignore the blue box at the bottom for design purposes.

Well I’ll shut up about it and just let you see it now.

Eh? Fancy.

Let us know what you think, or just email Meister and pay him exorbitant sums to animate or illustrate something for you. I bet he wouldn’t mind.

-Chris

P.S. I wouldn’t mind being paid exorbitant sums either, but my skill set is a little less defined. Still, can’t hurt to ask right?