Thursday, 11 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

It's Been a While, Sludgecake!

I realise I haven't presented a Sludgecake page in a while (that is, collected sketches and doodles), but, hey look, here's one now!

And yep, it's got one of those girls from the recent 'rough work' posts in it. She and a few other COTD characters are appearing in a longer story, which is one of the things I'm working on at the moment. Ideally, I'd like to present that story in its entirety when it's done (or at least have it all finished before posting it in installments), so, for the time being, while I'm working on that and some other things, I really won't be able to present completed work every day, like I have done in past periods of Character Of The Day.

But I'll still try to keep things fresh here in COTD with rough work and various odds and ends as I have them. So, I hope you don't mind Sludgecake pages - you'll probably see more of them in the days ahead.


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Red-Eyed Riding Hood

Here's a spooky cartoon I was trying to finish before Hallowe'en, for Characters of The Night, but I ended up getting so busy that it's only done now.
I've got a new approach to creating the content for Character of the Day and I'll post something about that next week. For the rest of today and tomorrow, I've got to prepare for Quinte Mini-Con which will be this weekend at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre! November 8 and 9 I'll be there, with a tonne of other artists, plus cosplayers and fans of everything you can think of. I'll have some prints and original art and I think it'll be a great time!

Set your phasers to 'fun'!

Friday, 24 October 2014

COTN Update - Zoinks!

Like, zoinks, Scoob!

I'm falling behind on my daily spooky characters... again! But I've decided not to worry about it. I'm just not in a mood to rush the cartoons these days. I think it's because 'Characters Of The Night' has a spooky vibe that I really groove on and, more than any other aspect of working on them, I enjoy building up the seasonal atmosphere in the drawings. Which takes, y'know, a bit of time.

Not sure how many more COTN I'll actually get done between now and Halloween, but I'll do what I can. Anyway, hope you've been enjoying the ones completed so far; here's a sneak peek of the next COTN and some of the inking I got done today.

Character Of The Day: groovy.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Cold Spot

Back in black (ink)! Hit the sack. Been away too long; Characters Of The Night is glad to be back.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

I've been quoting a line from Star Wars a lot, over the last few days.

In my head, to myself, mostly. It's one of those lines that doesn't even seem like a Star Wars quote if you say it out loud, and is therefore acceptable in polite company. I've posted it above.

Just a simple cold, no big deal, but it's knocked Characters Of The Night off the rails a bit this week. I am REALLY sorry about that, but hang in there - I will too - and before the end of the week, the spooky cartoon pipeline will be flowing again. I PROMISE.

One other thing that I'd like to mention before I go: while this isn't a proper hype post for the event (I'll write a real one later), Character Of The Day's second show of original artwork this year is now all hung and ready to be viewed at Portabella in Picton. It's something like 36 mostly-never-shown-in-public-before framed cartoons from Character Of The Day. If you're in Picton sometime soon, please stop in there for a great lunch or dinner, and have a gander.

And now, I gotta go be helped back to my bunk by my woookie friend because... I feel terrible.