Saturday, April 25, 2009

fox confessors bring the flood


(far from finished colors)




much appreciate folks stopping by for a visit after such long bouts of inactivity, many pages done, just the (relative) best of em have to stay under wraps. hard drive died a few weeks ago, i was so worried about that conflicker virus (despite "being" a mac) id backed up this comic project right before the crash- a rare instance of my general paranoia having an upside. still in mourning for huge amounts of lost reference and itunes, along with finished one-offs like the ninja turtle (previous post). ah well, not the first time, turned out i did not miss having a computer (tho latour would point out i had a handheld handy).

the croaked hard drive also lost a 3-d model i'd built for this scene (so far haven't straight up drawn over models, but its bound to happen. ill fess up) so i drew that model from memory, for the better i guess, but it woulda been nice for all the ellipses. tricky pages, spent a good while working out how to approach a strip club. there's the one loooong night, the first and last time i've been to any, with some older and, uh, saltier friends, where i was profoundly creeped out (and lacking a sense of humor). then there's the fact that i just like drawing pretty girls, it's hard to switch off. so, i dunno, tried to get across a whiff of ick-factor without being disingenuous, and pay attention to what the men were up to (point of the scene); bored/salivating/sympathetic/hateful/gorging/ 'avin a laugh. anyways, im just fricking exhausted from overthinking, so ill spare you. can't say enough about how helpful it was to have latours finished letters for post-thumbnail stages, the course they chart across the page goes a long way and takes off some of the pressure. next scene is a high school house party, can post it all here, super-anxious/excited. in an alternate universe (one where im speedy and not turned off by nostalgia) id be perfectly happy drawing "my so-called life" comics.
rico- no ricky jokes.

8 comments:

arnie said...

oooooo, i know that feelin'. just thinking about eveything you have stored, gone, without warning. i finally had to break down and get a whole new machine...

but i am wiser for it, and it appears al is not lost for you.

peace out

Casey Edwards said...

That sucks, when you get your computer set back up or replaced or whatever and get an external with Time Machine, it's as magical as they say. It's saved my ass more times than I can count.

...but i can't count that high... ;)

Matthew said...

I'm going with my instincts in saying that I both hate you and am inspired by you at the same time... probably for the very same reasons... sweet sweet sweet.


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mike freiheit said...

ah, i like these the most so far. great lookin figures and the design is very pleasing.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

I think some of us spent a good amount of our lifes fighting against our computers. But get new drawings as good as the ones you had, or better, and stop worrying. And yes, you should enjoy your work, since its great.

SWAiN said...

Much as I'd like to say "hurry", just make it good, Chris.

And I tend to a be a 'once every three years' strip club guy, although I haven't been in probably five now. Oh well...

ChrisOrtega said...

Dang man, I didn't realize that yer drive crashed. I swear these things are set to self distruct at a certain time. I know we both bought the same kinda mac at roughly the same time. And no joke, my drive crapped out about a month ago. coincidence? I think NOT!
Thank god for back ups.
The work looks awesome man, I love how you draw hands.

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