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I made a weird lil’ comic! It’s way outside of my comfort zone (longer than anything I’ve made before! wordless! environments!), but I think I learned a ton from it.

I’m focusing my art efforts on comics for the next few weeks, so I should have some more lil’ comics coming very soon!

— 1 week ago with 166 notes
#comics  #original art  #it's nice down here  #fish  #art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr  #digital art 
I made a short comic.

Err, I’m making a short comic.

I’m almost done making a short comic. This is what it looks like with all 7 pages slammed down into 1 glitchy image (WIP!) I normally only post works-in-progress to my daily blog, but I really like how this one looks.

I made a short comic.

Err, I’m making a short comic.

I’m almost done making a short comic. This is what it looks like with all 7 pages slammed down into 1 glitchy image (WIP!) I normally only post works-in-progress to my daily blog, but I really like how this one looks.

— 1 week ago with 32 notes
#wip  #comic  #it's nice down here  #glitch  #original art 
I liked the three lil’ knights I tweeted yesterday (top row here), so I added a few more to make it match what I’ve decided to now call the “buncha things” series.

I liked the three lil’ knights I tweeted yesterday (top row here), so I added a few more to make it match what I’ve decided to now call the “buncha things” series.

— 1 week ago with 86 notes
#buncha things  #9 things  #knights  #digital art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr 
somethingstupideveryday:

Wish I had something better than this dinky little doodle to celebrate this double occasion but GUYS I AM SO STOKED. I started this blog for two main reasons:

I was feeling creatively unfulfilled as a software engineer and wanted to make sure I worked towards fixing that (hence the something-a-day pledge)
I wanted to see if I could maintain a high volume of work than what I was used to without getting burnt out.
On both counts, it’s been a big success! I’m more excited than ever about making things, and more confident than ever that this path—art, comics, animation, writing, etc—is the one that will make me the happiest right now. YAY YEAH ALRIGHT HECKYEAH ok it’s time to make some cool stuff.

(technicality: I did take 1 week off last year, when I was in the desert without internet. BUT OTHER THAN THAT I’VE POSTED EVERY DAY so whatever)

somethingstupideveryday:

Wish I had something better than this dinky little doodle to celebrate this double occasion but GUYS I AM SO STOKED. I started this blog for two main reasons:

  1. I was feeling creatively unfulfilled as a software engineer and wanted to make sure I worked towards fixing that (hence the something-a-day pledge)
  2. I wanted to see if I could maintain a high volume of work than what I was used to without getting burnt out.

On both counts, it’s been a big success! I’m more excited than ever about making things, and more confident than ever that this path—art, comics, animation, writing, etc—is the one that will make me the happiest right now. YAY YEAH ALRIGHT HECKYEAH ok it’s time to make some cool stuff.

(technicality: I did take 1 week off last year, when I was in the desert without internet. BUT OTHER THAN THAT I’VE POSTED EVERY DAY so whatever)

— 2 weeks ago with 95 notes
#self portrait  #original art  #meta  #milestone 

People seem to really like that GIF I made on wednesday, so here are its four heroes with none of that animation nonsense.

We all know which one you’re here for. Go ahead and stare.

I’m somewhat seriously considering making a small game involving these guys. Maybe even riffing w/ multiclassing (yarnmagus + sex paladin = fetish knight?). Also here are a few rough designs that, for mostly obvious reasons, didn’t make the cut.

— 3 weeks ago with 48 notes
#heroes  #gaming  #sex paladin  #illustration  #original art  #gif breakdown  #artists on tumblr 
CHOOSE WISELY, BRAVE ADVENTURER.

CHOOSE WISELY, BRAVE ADVENTURER.

— 4 weeks ago with 2975 notes
#gif  #heroes  #gaming  #artists on tumblr 

I made a lil’ twitter avatar for Vernon Shaw. Vernon’s one of the folks behind the masochistic videogame review series, Hot Pepper Gaming, so I started out with an HPG-related design before switching to a more versatile ~spoooooky~ one.

— 1 month ago with 21 notes
#commissions  #hot pepper gaming  #avatars  #digital art  #illustration  #portraits  #vernon shaw 
Self-portrait/wardrobe GIF. I wear a lot of greyscale and sometimes eat a lot of burritos.

Self-portrait/wardrobe GIF. I wear a lot of greyscale and sometimes eat a lot of burritos.

— 1 month ago with 47 notes
#gif  #self portrait  #art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr  #digital art  #burritos  #nom nom nom  #loop 

Azelf awakens.

For @NerdbotMk2's pokémon collab.

Context: Azelf, a psychic legendary pokémon, sleeps at the bottom of a lake.

Edit: added a closeup & a version without the gross skin texture

— 1 month ago with 20 notes
#azelf  #pokemon  #art  #digital art  #fan art  #gaming  #collabs  #illustration  #artists on tumblr 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: a few of my favorite strips from the webcomic I drew & co-wrote my freshman year of college Quiet Glen Mind Police, with my good friend Mark Sonnenblick (who deserves 90% of the writing credit).

I like to think that my art skills have progressed pretty nicely in the six-ish years since drawing these, despite a four year stretch of not drawing much at all.

18-year-old Cole needs a lesson in contrast. And in naming webcomics. Geez.

— 1 month ago with 43 notes
#comics  #tbt  #math  #pinata  #aliens  #artists on tumblr  #throwback thursday