Merkateriak Traders Consortium radio station for point-to-point communications. The ionosphere is blocked by a radio-absorbing bacterial layer, so over-the-horizon radio isn’t possible in Symbiosis. Most traffic through the network of stations is business related. 

Merkateriak Traders Consortium radio station for point-to-point communications. The ionosphere is blocked by a radio-absorbing bacterial layer, so over-the-horizon radio isn’t possible in Symbiosis. Most traffic through the network of stations is business related. 

warmup self-portrait. Probably would have improved if I used real pencil/paper or picked my digital pencils better. Drew like I was using a much harder/lighter pencil. 

warmup self-portrait. Probably would have improved if I used real pencil/paper or picked my digital pencils better. Drew like I was using a much harder/lighter pencil. 

Made a quick painting of my new American hero. #Ferguson 

Made a quick painting of my new American hero. #Ferguson 

Who has two thumbs and forgot to finish this in January, and is staying up until it’s finished ohgodohgodohgod

Edit: Progress as of 4:48 I forget when I started this. 3 something? uuuuggggggh

Edit 2: 6:45am, becoming difficult to keep putting significant thought into city/building design, easy to lapse into drawing blocks of nearly identical buildings. Definitely feel like I’ve been up all night yay.

Edit 3: 1:47 pm. Definitely slowing down. Brain dragging pretty hard. Have to take frequent breaks to freshen up so I avoid aforementioned identical blocks. 

Edit 4: 8:20 pm Gaaaaaaaaaah

Edit 5: 11:00 pm  Quitting until tomorrow. Don’t want to pull an all nighter and then stay up late finally finishing this. Will finish tomorrow. Lordy this is a lot to draw. 

So A/B of what 8 hrs of nearly non-stop painting accomplished. Not as much as I would have liked. I think I may be trending into over-rendering and too much contrast in various places. (Like the ceiling hangings.) An old, bad habit. Makes things look plasticy. Will likely brighten up the darks in those. 

I also need to learn how to do selective color-holds in Manga Studio.

Bed. Might luck out and get 6 hours? Fingers x’ed. 

Switching from drawing to coloring is very hard for me all of the sudden. Slowly getting this nailed down. Not being able to paint large areas quickly in Manga Studio is part of it. I should probably rough in Photoshop. 

Switching from drawing to coloring is very hard for me all of the sudden. Slowly getting this nailed down. Not being able to paint large areas quickly in Manga Studio is part of it. I should probably rough in Photoshop. 

It’s 5am and I’m still up and working on this omg I think I’m hallucinating

It’s 5am and I’m still up and working on this omg I think I’m hallucinating

So during SDCC (But I was at home, so it was in the mail) I received the best ever fan gift from stl-ben. A book of Our Love is Real cover themed sketches from a bunch of comic artists, and two OLiR themed songs from two of his favorite bands, somehow on a plexiglass record. Hannah has a turntable so we were able to listen to it. It’s all also on a USB drive in the shape of a dog, in picture one, above. 

The songs are up, here.

Amazing?

Amazing.

Thanks so much, Ben! 

oh hey what’s going on here? #sdcc #notreally #orisit

oh hey what’s going on here? #sdcc #notreally #orisit

Current “finish this today” page. <cue sitar>

Current “finish this today” page. <cue sitar>