Don’t cry over spilled milk unless you are Mr. Milk of course.
Even monsters have feelings. No one wants the good times to end.
Hand lettering for a work in progress.
Part of a comic zine I am working on.
Fresh Picked Tea :)
So, I really wasn't going to participate in inktober this year because of time constraints. But I saw some simple line art stuff from others that looked fun. I'll see how far I can make it this year.
Did you ever have a page in your sketchbook that was so bad and so embarrassing that you tore it out and chucked it? This was one of those pages that made me cringed every time I came to it. So today I said to myself, "ENOUGH!" and ripped it out of my moleskine. But something wouldn't let me throw it in the can. Now, I'm not one of those artists that can't bring himself to throw away any of his stuff because each and every piece, good or bad holds some kind of sentimentality or sense of importance. This particular page was a result of a crappy angst filled day and stuff poured out of me. For some reason, it felt like I was throwing away some piece of my soul. There were parts that were overworked and others that were painfully too personal. So I decided to cut it up and put it back together in no particular order, however it seemed best. As I was pasting the pieces down it occurred to me that this had a comic book feel so I scanned the final and added the black borders in photoshop which I really dug. I like that it is cryptic and jumbled up like my brain can so often be.
This reminded me of the awesome @johnhendrix who said something in his book, Drawing Is Magic that stuck with me. He said, "Don't worry about doing anything wrong. If you're hoping your sketchbook turns into a glossy display of only your best drawings, you are not carrying a sketchbook, you are carrying a portfolio." In other words, explore, take chances, loosen up and have fun. Try your best to go at it like an uninhibited child. In so doing, you will stretch as an artist by avoiding repetition and predictability. We all know how to do what we already know.
To sum up, I created a bad page, and whether or not I was able to fix it, it expanded me. So, follow your pencil, pen, or whatever and let them take you to places you never imagined when you started. Then, maybe you will end up staring happily at the final and with childlike wonder, say, "man, where did that come from?"
Linedrawing with some watercolor.
This comic came out of a conversation I’m having with a friend. We both found it fascinating that so many comedians and creatives come from broken and dark places. Robin Williams said, “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
Markers on paper
3 more pages for my Cosmic Safari Comic Book.
Comic about love.
People click pictures to remember and tell stories of their adventures on the trip. I want to tell my travel stories through doodles. This is my first attempt at them, and looks like i would stick to making these on my travels. This one is for the 4 day trip to Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India. A 4 day trip of adventures captured in form of a doodle comic strip.
Day 6 #inktober2017 - Sword. Yikes! Someone is feeling some aggression after what him through on day 2. You can follow me on http://instagram.com/jimbradshaw to see the all of my inktober posts and more.
I haven’t been on the site in a while.. but I’ve been working on this comic for about 8 years on and off. I’ve taken this down time during COVID to start scanning the drawings into my iPad and to color them all. I will share three to four pages a week here. If you’re interested thanks for reading !
She came, she saw, she conquered...
My first submission to inktober 2018 on day 5. I'm not sure if I will make up days 1-4. It all depends on a wonderful thing called time. Arrrrgh!
"The Explorers" 14ft tall by 48ft long mural painting in Vienna, Austria alongside my friend Dead Beat Hero this past weekend. His comic book style robot characters emerging from the river into my crazy cartoon world.
Day 2 of #inktober2017 - Divided. My lemon guy tentatively volunteered for this word. Way to represent little feller. ;)
These are a couple of my character designs for a comic type of project I was working on. What do you think? Hopefully, theres more to come! ^^
Painted my favorite cartoon characters from when I was a kid as part of an Instagram live paint jam with my friend and comic Artist Michael Chuah. We both did our own versions. It was fun.
I once left via a painting. I'd like to do more comics they're fun!
Welcome to the Cosmic Safari
A short story
So...The prompt was different in the menu screen and in the viewing screen. Since I don’t see any strangers on the street I decided to draw my favorite character(Carrot Chef). Was a fun challenge nevertheless :)