Monday, August 06, 2007

Update! Cat Update!

Well, it's been a dry summer, both in terms of moisture and art. My Disney 'apprenticeship' (now re-named "talent developement program") has been pushed back a third and hopefully final time to Sept. 4th, so i'm still waiting around.
Went to ComiCon and that was great! I finally bought a Claire Wendling book. I've been putting it off for fear that having a tome of that caliber of talent around would give me some sort of inferiority complex, but instead it's been quite inspiring. One thing that Wendling does really well is she can see the structure under what she's drawing and that really informs her designs and poses. Good gesture is important, but good structure is something that i've started to lose sight of. So i've been drawing my room mate's cats. They're pretty lazy around mid-day so they make decent targets.
(the scan is pretty bad, but then again my scanner is pretty bad, and since i don't have a job, well... at this point my birthday will come around before my first paycheck, so we'll see what happens.)


I'm also trying to come up with a decent idea for some comics. Comicon reminded me what i loved about the format in the first place. I used to make comics all the time because i didn't stop to think about whether my ideas were stupid or not. Now i come up with ideas and i don't do anything with them because they're all stupid and lack substance. I'm pretty sure doing nothing at all is worse than doing something that's stupid, so i'm trying to work something out :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cuuuute kitties. - Lostsailors

jojo said...

wanna bounce your stupid comic book ideas on me in exchange for bouncing my stupid cartoon show ideas on you?

it'll sort of be like a pillow fight but creative-ly-er

Heidi Gilbert said...

These drawings are really sweet Lissa!

Emma said...

Lot of weight to them... the structure really works, gives angles and stuff where the impression is pancake-cat.