Sunday, October 18, 2009

Upo

I have started a new comic titled Upo (pronounced Oop-oh). This is a story that's rather near and dear to my heart, and something I've been silently goading myself to write for many years. The first 11 pages are an introduction to the world that this story is set in. I am currently posting the first two pages up, which are the same ones that are shown on the teaser flyer I've been showing around.
I am still in the process of getting a host, namely Comic Genesis. I definitely want to put it on its own domain at some point, but I want to see if it gets more of a following first before I do so.
I'm going to post the actual domain soon, hopefully soon.

You can check this blog for any updates on the comic as well.

Enjoy? :3


Saturday, May 16, 2009

I have Grease music stuck in my head. :(


So, it's been hot. And school has been ending, and I've been having a pleasant bout of senioritis. As a result, I haven't sketched (!!) as much as I should have in the past few days... but I thought I was on a roll with my blog updates, and I want to keep up with this habit as much as possible.
Here's some relatively old sketches and bits from a project of Barron's (done in the past month or so).



These last three guys are bits that are put together in a finished painting. I'm going to work on the final a little bit more, and then I'll post it up as done, so keep an eye out if you're interested. :3

Monday, May 4, 2009

Animal farm




If you go to my online portfolio (http://ashleyboydportfolio.blogspot.com - or just click on it through my profile), you can see the nicely finished character pieces I did for Animal Farm. But I thought I'd put two scraps up here from that project that I and others liked.
The first one is an early character study of Napoleon, and the second is a windmill establishing shot.
You'll also notice that I'm updating more, which is a thing I want to regularly do now. :3

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I was hungry.


This was for a project where I'm scrapping everything (including this) and going in a whole new direction, but I still liked these little dessert ideations. I quickly painted a few in Corel Painter 'cause I wanted to try the program out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

*tap dancin' towards graduation*



So I thought I'd share some of my stuff for Barron's class. This is my spread for this semester's zine, titled "Sweeet," where I talk about drawing crazy monsters as a kid.



This semester Barron assigned everyone to do covers for the zine, and normally we'd just pick one, but since this time it was a nice collection of pieces we decided to place our own covers on each of the copies. This here be mine. I know it's 'a wolf in sheep's clothing,' but I like foxes better. :P



...and another plein air study. There's problem areas, but then there are nice bits that I do like in it, so I thought I'd post it. Done in an hour and 30 minutes, I think.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An update...

I have a lot of stuff I could show, but I feel like none of them are in a finished state to really show, y'know? But then I remember that this is a blog, so it's pretty much assumed that everything posted on here is a work-in-progress.



At any rate, here's a 1 hour study done at a nearby park...



And a character design of Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist. The painting still isn't done, and I keep going back and tweaking it, but here it is for now.