July 31, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Lonely Turtle and Life's Frustrations

The past week or so I've really been wearing down.  Inking Monkey Rag is going slowly, but that I could take if we weren't running into so many technical problems with ToonBoom AnimatePro.  The whole reason we invested in the software was for their peghole recognition feature, so one guess as to which feature is simply refusing to work.  There are more problems, but that is the stickiest one.  Without the optical registration, we have no production.  Every night Nate and I struggle to sift through help files, forum discussions, and send probably-sorted-into-spam-folder emails; I just get this sick feeling that this is where it all ends and Monkey Rag will be a perpetual work-in-progress.  So at the end of this day, I chose to draw a lonely turtle to express my frustration.  I bet in makes perfect sense in some culture...

July 29, 2012

Daily Crapbook, and do I mean Crap.

Computer problems make me grrrr.  Spent all of the work day trying to scan in scenes for Monkey Rag is it ain't workin'!  Why can't ToonBoom, my scanner, and my computer just all get along?

July 27, 2012

Daily Crapbook: More Faces

Trying to use random shapes to forces me to draw different kinds of faces.

July 25, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Little Raccon

This little guy always seems to cheer me up!

July 23, 2012

The New My Little Pony

Dear Princess Celestia...
As a kid, I had a few My Little Pony toys, but I never liked the show much.  It was girly to the extreme- just a big pink, sparkly bore.  And then the new show came out, and I rolled my eyes at the very idea.  But the rabid appreciation by everypony for the new show so baffled me that one day I just sat down and watched bunch of episodes, prepared the roll my eyes out of my head.  But I was pleasantly surprised!  This week, I've learned not to judge a show until I've given it a chance.  Otherwise, I might miss out on a lot of fun.  Whee! 

July 21, 2012

Daily Crapbook

I had nice reasons to doodle today.  It was my friend Emily's birthday, and somebody said something really nice on my Tumblr.  Also I had a nap today.  It was a good day.

July 20, 2012

Today's News

Woke up to the horror of the news today.  Its childish, but the more I think about the shooting, the more I just end up wishing Batman were real so this kind of thing wouldn't happen anymore. 

July 19, 2012

Daily Crapbook: My Arm Hurts

I've inked almost thirty seconds of Monkey Rag, and its coming along nicely.  However, when I take breaks, I usually doodle a while.  So I'm beginning to develop a notion that I ought to learn to draw with my other hand...

July 17, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Cuteness Relief

Drawing painfully cutesey critters can be therapeutic. 

July 16, 2012

Daily Crapbook: I Want This Dress

I haven't been on eBay on months, so the other day I treated myself to a search for some vintage Hawaiian duds.  I found this dress, and I want it!  Again, I won't buy it, but drawing it takes away the disappointment of letting it go.

July 15, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Looney-Animani Doodles

Took my niece and nephew to see some good Looney Tunes play on the big screen at the fabulous Fox Theater.  Afterwards I showed them some Animaniacs cartoons.  It really put me in the mood to doodle.

July 13, 2012

Daily Crapbook: A Parrot

I doodled this bird and thought he was funny.  So there.

July 12, 2012

Going to Dragon*Con

Just got word that I was accepted to Dragon*Con as an attending professional.  That sounds fancy, huh!  I'm not sure exactly all that title entails, but I know two things for sure: 1) I'm getting a free badge, and 2) I won't have a table.  One kind of eases the disappointment of the other.  But I'm overall happy! If I get really in the spirit, I might even dress up for the first time ever.  Any suggestions for easy cosplay that a lazy brunette with a bob could make in a few weeks?

July 11, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Captain Pancakes

Still thinking about nicknames...
No thighs are safe from the griddle-fried goodness of Captain Pancakes.

July 10, 2012

Daggers: Lady Highwayman of the Eventide

I recently tweeted with my pal Dagny and got permission to call her "Daggers", which is quite possibly the best nickname of all time.  This is the image that it calls to mind...so badass.  The best nickname I've ever had is "Captain Pancakes."  Not very intimidating, but at least I have a rank.

July 07, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Lip Sync Epiphany

I was asked on tumblr if I had any tips for doing lip sync.  I remembered the best advice I ever got was from my old director Ward, who explained to me how we believe that Muppets can articulate any sound even though they essentially only have two mouth positions, open and closed.  It was a revelation.

July 06, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Unused Calacas

Unused sketch for the Free Art Friday Day of The Dead theme.

July 05, 2012

Daily Crapbook" Kitty On Morphine

My cat recently had dental surgery, so she was on kitty morphine for a few days.  It was a good arrangement for the whole household.

July 04, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

In honor of Independence Day, I was going to write a loving, thoughtful essay on what America has meant to me and to my family, but then I got lazy and just drew a cigar-chomping bald eagle with a big ol' gun.  Enjoy!

July 03, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Making Banana Bread

I just learned to make lovely, delicious banana bread muffins, and that makes me feel like a domestic goddess.  However, I can't seem to stave off the urge to gobble them all up in one sitting.

July 01, 2012

Daily Crapbook: Possum sketches

Just possums!  Trying to not make them look like rats.