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Since Number One has the spotlight in A Frayed, Wasting Death, I thought I might put up some concept sketches and stuff about her!  So here's the Number One.  She's M.D.'s big sister.Art of the best worst sister you could have. )
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
Stuff I drew at [personal profile] nevanna ‘s writing night, while nibbling her DELICIOUS chocolate chip cupcakes!
Images behind cut )
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
Night before last, I dreamed about exploring a gorgeous volcanic cliff seascape with a big strapping centaur named Arturo who had some extremely limited shapeshifting abilities.

I appreciate how our subconscious apparently has a much better eye for beautiful landscapes than I do.  And that in dreamland, my vision can be sharp enough to actually APPRECIATE IT.

Bust of a brown-skinned man with a hooked nose and thick, dark feathery hair almost to his shoulders, held from his eyes with a red bandanna.

lb_lee: A pencil drawing of Mac and Rogan canoodling with a little heart above their heads. (love)
A while back, I posted the evolution of Mac’s princess tresses.  So yeah, time for me, I guess!
How Rogan changed from twink to bear. )You know, I hadn’t actually LOOKED through my art to see how my self-image changed over the years.  It’s weird to see the gradual changes; I never notice them as they’re happening.  There’s just periodic, “Oh shit, I look bad,” and, “gut, nooooo!” Man, if we didn’t draw regularly, I’d probably never have noticed!

--Rogan

Art Dump

Mar. 14th, 2017 09:52 pm
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)

While digging through my sketchbooks, I found some of these random Infinity Smashed sketches, testing out my Col-Erase pencils. (At the time, I was sketching entirely in pen; since this point, I do my pencil sketches in green Col-Erase, which I digitally strip out or change to gray for web stuff.)

That’s Biff and M.D., of course, and above them is Number One, M.D.’s self-appointed big sister.  I’d forgotten that I’d ever managed a picture of her I actually LIKED.  I’ll be adding it to cast page probably.  The one in pen is me circa 2014, back when I looked really bad.
pic behind cut )
lb_lee: The Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, doubled over laughing. From Justice League International #7 (bwa-hah-ha)

After that post where I described myself as a large hairy catfish, [personal profile] silvercat17  sent me this picture of myself as a very large and hairy catfish merman.

I am RIDICULOUSLY delighted by this.  They gave me permission to share the image, so here it is, guys, me as a very hairy catfish merman. :D

Awesome pic behind cut )
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)

What time is it?  PREVIEWS OF OUT OF MIND PAGES TIME!

Of course, my comics filter peeps on Patreon get the whole rough draft dummy book, all 300 pages of it, over the next month.  They’ll get it before anyone else but editorial! >:D

Considering how many people and how many years the book covers, I figured it’d be good to make our dedication page also a quick and dirty cast page. (We actually end up having two, since there’s a big time skip at a certain point, and some of us changed our appearance quite a lot in that time.  Like Mac’s princessly tresses.)

Pics behind cut! :D )
lb_lee: A pencil drawing of Mac and Rogan canoodling with a little heart above their heads. (love)
Apparently not everyone realizes that Mac’s princessly tresses are a relatively new feature. So I went digging through all our old art to show how he used to look.

Please enjoy my husband’s gradual transformation into Disney Princess.Image behind cut )
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Biff from the shoulders up, looking at a cell phone in his hand and saying, 'Fuzz, you spend too much time on the fuckin' Internet.'

Out of context pic from Alter Boy, which I should have available this Tuesday!  Just Biff, disapproving of Rogan’s internet choices.

lb_lee: Biff kissing Mori on the cheek.  Platonic bros for life. (mori&dudema)
Biff did Mori’s hair up in Bantu knots and then Sneak immediately wanted it too.  So enjoy this pic of the results.

A picture of Mori and Sneak with their hair up in Bantu knots, a hairstyle in which hair is twisted and coiled, making spiky little pyramids at regular intervals over their scalp.  Due to Mori's hairstyle, she has only four; Sneak's head is a total pincushion.  They both look pleased with their new style.
Not shown: Biff with a mouthful of pins and ponytail holders with the kids sitting at his feet, desperately trying to get their hair to cooperate because he's massively out of practice.
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No livestream this Sunday, guys; my hand is a bit twinge-y, so I'm resting it.

As a booby prize, please enjoy this art of Vandorsky, from Infinity Smashed!

A picture of Karlotta Vandorsky, circa book one of Infinity Smashed.  She is a pudgy teenager with spiked black hair, extremely baggy clothes, and a sedated expression.  Puberty has been unkind to her.

lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
A quick sketchdump of system art I've put on tumblr recently.
Art behind the cut! )
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Thomas's First Spring
Universe: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 2250
Summary: Thomas has been in Treehouse for almost a year, and everyone's getting gussied up for spring. But formalwear means different things to different people...
Notes: This story was prompted by [personal profile] weareangels and sponsored by the Patreon crew! Thank you very much!  More notes at bottom.

A big feathery dino-ostrich thing, biting on Thomas's hair.  Thomas is a teenaged Hispanic boy with scruffy long hair, and he looks simultaneously annoyed and resigned by Strong-Legs's behavior.


Thomas came home to feathers everywhere. Soft fluffy little dun ones, on the floors and stuck to the walls of the big hollow banyan-tree-thing Thomas and Strong-Legs called home. Some still floated in the air—Thomas almost inhaled one by accident and promptly sneezed.

Read more... )
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
Here's a doodle from the Livestream, which will eventually be one panel for a quick two page comic for Cuddlebook.

Image behind cut. )
lb_lee: A pencil drawing of Mac and Rogan canoodling with a little heart above their heads. (love)
Head's up, guys, we're going to be out of town this weekend in New York, which means no Livestream!  Please, have this picture instead.

A quick bust sketch of Mac smiling with his long hair falling over his shoulders

I think I’ve gotten my sea legs in Manga Studio. Just inked a quick sketch I did of Mac yesterday while we were having a froyo date.

My husband is a very handsome man with very pretty hair, but it was his smile that I think I first fell in love with. I have also had a very hard time drawing it properly–this is the first time I’ve been truly satisfied in years.

Huh, and I just realized, it’s right about the time I first really met him, nine years ago. Happy meet-iversary, gorgeous!

–Rogan
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A nice big image behind the cut, to show the line variation )

We are mature adults here at Casa Loony-Brain.

These are two context-free panels from a longer strip that my Patreon comics stream folks will get, and will be part of the sketchbook I’m planning as a perk for the eventual Out of Mind Kickstarter. (Yes, that might be back-burnered, due to commissions, but it WILL happen eventually.)

But mostly, I’m posting this to gush over MangaStudio5.  It was a gift from an anonymous benefactor, and oh my god, the difference is indescribable.  The line weight variation is HEAVENLY, and the program is so much more forgiving than GIMP.  To get lines like this in GIMP, I would have to be constantly changing brush sizes and erasing to make everything flow; in Manga Studio, the only time I needed to change my brush was to do lettering/panels or tones; I didn’t need to change the actual size.  I will never need to erase a line to make it pointy ever again.

It also seems to be easier on my body, maybe because I don’t need machine like precision in my lines simultaneously with lead-handedness to get any line variation whatsoever.  Also, I will never have to hand-make a basic screentone EVER AGAIN.  No more crosshatching for solid hours!  Wow!

I’m not sure how clearly I make it in early work, but Mac is really, really tall, and Biff is quite short.  I’m not really exaggerating the height difference between us here.
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
Doing a big binge of scanning old art, and found this page of expressions for Raige, from Infinity Smashed. Man, remember when I couldn’t fathom speech bubbles and was terrified of them? Yeah… hard to believe.

This picture has no date (I never dated ANY sketches back then) but I THINK it was from maybe mid-2010? And his design hasn't really changed much since then. The top left face is pretty much definitely the one he makes during The Next Adventure. The flirty face... involves a part of Book One I haven't written since the old draft. Context is for the weak.
Big image behind the cut! )
Transcript, for folks using screen-readers or who can't read my handwriting:

And image descriptions for my screen-reader buddies. )
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Well, I finished the Emoji Meme! I hope you enjoy the art as much as I enjoyed making them!

EDIT: forgot one!  Added Mori's wingman face.

Lots of silly faces behind the cut! )
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Woo, I finally finished this!  See, periodically we do a system family portrait of all of us together, but it’d been a few years and our last one was woefully out of date.  So here, enjoy a nice little comparison set of our family portraits over time: 2007, 2011, and now 2016.

Big arts behind the cut! )
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