Mario and the Weege
Mario and the Weege
I wish I wasn’t so lazy
so I was messing around with this and accidentally created it for real??
anyway this one if for you Schlue!! since you drew it!
OH. OH. this is so silly. thanks Bailey. :)
This is so raaaaaddddd
I got this message around Valentine’s day. I’ve been meaning to respond to it. Whoever you are, anonymous, I feel your love.
Wow! Hey, wonderful person or people who are sending me these messages, I just wanted to let you know that you and your awesome messages are very much APPRECIATED! :) I wanted to let you know I received them and they have made me feel like million times better. The reason you haven’t seen any responses is because I most certainly have something special planned for both of them. I;m just uber busy with this illustration project right now, so be patient I suppose. But be excited. Kay, thank you. :)
Hourly comics day was on February 1st, I didn’t finish them until February 2nd, and I didn’t want to upload them during the super bowl. So here they are, PLEASE ENJOY! (Click “Read More” to see them!)
I drew some portraits of myself! Guess which one is really me!
Or is it Gigi Fritter? I don’t know. Gigi Enigma.
I have a new series of projects I’d like to undertake that I’m calling “Things to Learn From”! It’s a collection of my favorite artist style’s/pieces that I have chosen to garner wisdom from. My first, and probably largest, influence is that of Gigi D.G.’s work. Below is a doodle of Cucumber from her amazing web-comic, “Cucumber Quest”. (you should all go read it. Here, I’ll provide the link! Just click!: http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/
Gigi’s style is just wow it’s super cute and I love looking at it. But beyond just initial feelings, there’s an amazing use of color. The absence of pure black outlines (and really ANY outlines) helps with this emphasis on color. Because the art isn’t relying so heavily on an outline for a style, her use of not only bright colors, but similar colors when designing a character really works to the comics advantage. Below are, heh, WELL THEY’RE MY CHARACTERS AND LOOK THEY’RE SO COOL WOW GEE. Ahem, I mean, I used my characters to replicate the style seen in the Cucumber doodle. Take a look below!:
(From left to right the characters are as follows: Andy, Leolla, Zen, Nandy, Wilby, and Boxly) I tried to keep the style as simple as the one seen in the doodle. I made most of these weirdos when I was like… 13, but I held on to them all this time and redesigned them like a gafillion times and whoa hey here we are. I do enjoy using bright colors with my characters, that’s especially apparent with Andy’s design, but for the rest of the characters (who’s redesign’s are all extremely recent), I went for a similar or two color color palette. I’d be lying if I didn’t say all the characters (besides Andy, Wilby, and Boxly) borrow heavily from Gigi in the color department. Her style is lovely, I love using it, and I wish my skills were on par with hers. At least from my perspective, she is most certainly someone to learn from. And this doodle of Cucumber doesn’t even scratch the SURFACE of her art! Below I took a scene from her comic with shading techniques and more fleshed out character designs and I tried it myself! LOOK:
ddddaaaaaaannnng Gigi. There’s so much to your art that I love and admire, I am most definitely going to be revisiting it. But for now, thanks for everything ever, Gigi! I love your comic and care about your opinion and stuff!
And for everyone else, Thanks for following my lifeless husk of a blog. Blogrog. Expect more, and message me if you have any questions or requests or just wanna have a nice chat or something.
If you want close ups on any of the pieces or characters you see here today, shoot me a message.