Monday, February 29, 2016

Charles Eubanks - Back Burner

This is Claire.  She's the main character of a picture book I've been working on, on and off (mostly off) for ages now.  The whole manuscript is written, but I keep getting overwhelmed at the idea of illustrating it.  I actually picked this topic to force myself to do something on this project.  Take that, procrastination!  HA!

Also, huge shout-out to Kyle Webster's Photoshop brushes.  I used his animation pencil for this piece.  Closest thing to a real pencil I've found for PS.  Like buddah.  (Butter, that is.  Not Buddha.  Although this brush does feel like nirvana...)

Adam Heine - Back Burner

It was apparently a year ago that I said I would color and ink this sketch. Thanks to Charles's topic, I finally did!

Adam Heine - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Tiny-headed Rey.

I actually drew this before the new topic went up, but I never had a chance to scan it until now.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Marie Criddle - Back Burner

So a million years ago, I ordered a bunch of small blank cardboard sketchbooks in bulk for super cheap. I wanted to do SOMETHING grand and glorious with them, but alas, the time got away from me and they sat unused for a long long long time. This week I finished up a few big projects and decided to dig these out again for my back burner project...lo and behold! Now what do I do with them?? :)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Peter Hong - Back Burner

I actually did this one last year, but was hoping for an opportunity to post it! Thanks, Charles!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Topic for February 2016

Do you have a project that you've temporarily set aside?  Yeah, you do.  Well, get ready to dust it off, because this month's topic is...


That's right, it's time to breathe new life into that idea!  Maybe you got stuck, or maybe something new came up.  (It's okay, it happens to all of us!)  At any rate, try looking at it from a new angle, and hopefully you'll surprise yourself.  In a good way.  And if you don't have a back burner project, lucky you!  Come up with something new!

As always, works-in-progress are totally fine.  And have FUN!

p.s.  Adam, you get to post the march topic!