Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ultra Fem weekly webcomic

I'm working on a new web site with a WordPress/ComicPress layout for the revamped Ultra Fem weekly webcomic. Hopefully, strip #1 will premiere TOMORROW!

Access will be FREE, but PATRONS will get special perks. I will officially open up patronage in June. Want to get in early? CONTACT ME!


Monday, April 28, 2014

As some of you know, I started talking this week about a relaunch of the Ultra Fem webcomic. This time around, I envision it as a free weekly strip, financed by a Patreon-style table of subscription levels, with associated perks.

The idea is to reduce my dependence on commission drawings so I can spend time on my backlog. For those who don't know, Patreon is a new variation on the Kickstarter concept that brings the ancient concept of "patronage" into the 21st century. A large pool of patrons, each pledging very small monthly amounts, can show support for their favorite artists and creators, providing a more stable income and allowing the artist to create at will. It's not quite a "subscription." More like an "ongoing Kickstarter."

I was planning to launch the strip in May, then open the patronage in June. But April has been a very bad month. I am far short of my rent, so I'm going to try opening the patronage now as I prepare the first installments of the strip.

I've already spoken with some of my regulars about it, and there appears to be a good level of support already.

You want to know more? Contact me!



Friday, April 25, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Borg Queen

Star Trek's BORG QUEEN, a commission drawing from last night's live show. Of course, she needs her own milking apparatus!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Ultra Fem. Nude.

Ultra Fem, nude. Showing off her abs and her boobs.
And her clean-shaven crotch.
I don't draw enough of these.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Complete Lisa 2014, part 1!

The latest set is ready for purchase!
120 new drawings, with alternate versions and sketches!
More than 150 files!

Order the set HERE:***

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Copic markers

I was finally able to spend some time last night working with my Copic color markers. I produced a complete test drawing, and it's the most amateur-looking shit. Like a high school kid did it. My goal is to create some sketch covers to sell, but at this rate, it'll be a long time.

The whole experience has reminded me how much I hate working with paper. I was so glad to give it up entirely back in 2009 when I got my Wacom tablet, and I am not at all eager to go back. I like pencil sketching, but I've never liked wet media of any kind. I'm especially un-fond of inking. I have a new set of PITT pens here, and the experience of trying to produce a decent line has brought back all the nightmares.

What the hell is it with ink pens?? They're all the same. Dried-out, inconsistent junk right out of the box. To get a solid line, you have to scratch over and over and over. And the result looks exactly like that: SCRATCHINGS. Seriously unprofessional, no matter how much you pay. And NO, I will NOT use a brush. Or a brush pen. Or a crow quill. The only thing worse than a dry pen is an ink spill all over your desk.

I'm certain I will improve as far as the color work goes, but the inking? I don't know.

UPDATE: I have determined to use dark pencils for line work!


Saturday, April 5, 2014