Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Portfolio... or Bust!

Boy, three weeks goes by fast! Took some time out to take advantage of the nice weather to get some things done around the house. We also had a party for my daughter, and just taking a break to reflect on things. I have been sketching a few odd things, but not much. The drawing above was to be my entry in the recent SCBWI illustrator contest, but time was not available. I actually did this today, based on a thumbnail I created when I learned of the contest. I plan to refine and color it over the next week or so. I also did a couple sketches for the IF "packed" from 2 weeks ago. Plan to finish that as well.

One thing I have always been interested in is creating a comic strip. I picked up The Calvin & Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book at the library the other day, and have found it to be very informative and inspirational. (Calvin & Hobbes was always one of my favorites.) I have sort of an idea, it is just a matter of taking the time to get something down on paper. Just a matter of deciding what to put off to do that! :P


Deb said...

Hi Tom,
I see alot of improvement in your character sketches. Keep up the great work. LOVE your new header. Very nice!!

Alicia Padrón said...

Aww that is sweet. She has a real crush on him, doesn't she? :o)

I love comics too. It is always fun to play with new things Tom. I hope you do get to experiment and shear with us :o)

Carli said...

Hi Tom, thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I can really see your style working for comics. Finding time for everything is extremely hard. Good luck with your idea. I hope you get it all pulled together

Diana Evans said...

Hi Tom...glad you took some time to enjoy the last bit of summer and early fall....great work on the sketch and keep up the great work!!!


sketched out said...

Soooo adorable! I remember being that little girl, a looooooooooog time ago, hee hee. I hope you keep going with it, it's a great start. Would love to see it all gussied up and finished.

I know what you mean about the dream of having a strip and how much of an inspiration Bill Watterson is! I also used to adore Bloom County by Berkley Breathed. He also ended up creating some children's book as well. Both those guys inspired me a great deal.