COMMISSIONS CLOSING SOON!

I was hoping to close commissions on February 14th, but I was very busy this past weekend and never managed to post an official closing announcement.  So I’m going to leave commissions open for today for anyone that wants to get in last-minute.  You can find commission details here.

I will not be accepting new commissions for some time after today.  I will work on finishing up current commissions and then working on “Lotus for Help” for a little bit relatively uninterrupted.  I will open back up for commissions in time - sooner rather than later if this turns out to be less sustainable than I thought it would be.

So yeah.  Get in on it today if you’re interested.  Again, you can find the information on pricing and options right here.

~Drew

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Hey folks!
I decided to set aside a few hours to make a Valentine’s Day illustration.  A central conflict in “Lotus for Help” is Ross and Oz’s tumultuous relationship, and I haven’t drawn enough of Oz, so here you go.
I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones (or with yourself, because there’s no shame in that!).
~Drew

Reblogging because it’s actually Valentine’s day, like for real.

drew-green:

Hey folks!

I decided to set aside a few hours to make a Valentine’s Day illustration.  A central conflict in “Lotus for Help” is Ross and Oz’s tumultuous relationship, and I haven’t drawn enough of Oz, so here you go.

I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones (or with yourself, because there’s no shame in that!).

~Drew

Reblogging because it’s actually Valentine’s day, like for real.

Hey folks!

I decided to set aside a few hours to make a Valentine’s Day illustration.  A central conflict in “Lotus for Help” is Ross and Oz’s tumultuous relationship, and I haven’t drawn enough of Oz, so here you go.

I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones (or with yourself, because there’s no shame in that!).

~Drew

Hey folks!

I decided to set aside a few hours to make a Valentine’s Day illustration.  A central conflict in “Lotus for Help” is Ross and Oz’s tumultuous relationship, and I haven’t drawn enough of Oz, so here you go.

I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones (or with yourself, because there’s no shame in that!).

~Drew

Hey folks!

Here’s a quick and stupid doodle.  An impromptu inside joke between me and Reed Black.  Maybe one day, I’ll buy the cartoon rights for Lady Gaga’s likeness and this will become a thing and the world will be a better place.

Note:  Obviously this was just a quick sketch, but I’m a little ashamed that I messed up with where his hand is holding the guitar.  It’s technically behind his hand.  Wow.  Stupid me!

Enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

Here’s a quick and stupid doodle.  An impromptu inside joke between me and Reed Black.  Maybe one day, I’ll buy the cartoon rights for Lady Gaga’s likeness and this will become a thing and the world will be a better place.

Note:  Obviously this was just a quick sketch, but I’m a little ashamed that I messed up with where his hand is holding the guitar.  It’s technically behind his hand.  Wow.  Stupid me!

Enjoy!

~Drew

linzb0t asked:

Hey can you explain the tangent thing you touched on in your Nicki Noelle design post? I'd love to hear more about how you decide what's gonna work or not. Of course, you don't have to!

Sure, I’d be happy to!

I’m hardly the foremost authority on tangents, but I’ll do my best to explain.  A tangent most commonly refers to when lines or edges in an image rub up against each other or come uncomfortably close, creating an unpleasant bit of visual tension that can break up an otherwise smooth design.  If you want to bone up on tangents, I’d recommend reading this fantastic piece written by Chris Schweizer that helped me understand some of the most prevalent types of tangents.

So in the case of Nicki (as poorly illustrated below), the worst tangents are where her crazy big shoulder pads rub up against the lines of her hair (especially when the arm is bent in different ways), where her eyelashes meet the same chunk of hair, and then where her ponytail ends.  With her body being so simple and streamlined, this makes her look like a tangent lollipop to me - less tangent issues on the body, but a tangent-crazy head!  So obviously, her hair has to change because it causes the most problems and I like the shoulder pads so much as they create an interesting silhouette that I really don’t wanna get rid of them.

I hope this explains my thoughts behind my desire to edit her design!  I’m not usually the tangent police - it’s a common mistake and I can overlook a lot of instances - but my main cast needs to be thoroughly considered before I start illustrating the finished comic, so it’s worth the extra time and effort.

Thanks for the question!

~Drew

Hey folks!

I’ve been toiling like crazy with Nicki Noelle’s design for “Lotus for Help.”  Her most recent “approved” design is visible on the left, obviously.

I sat down tonight after work work to fiddle with this and I realized, either her hair has to change or the shoulder pads have to go.  And I’m a little bit married to the pads at this point, since I think they create a really interesting silhouette and they’re weird and I like weird things.  The problem is, her hair creates a lot of horrible tangents with the pads and her lower-lid eyelashes, an issue I didn’t really notice before.

So far, I’m actually really liking the bump/pompadour/updo on the very right.  It will also probably allow her to emote the most effectively by no longer hiding her eyebrows when she’s anything but angry.  I’m going to play with it some more and see if it works well after some more sketches, since I may find it to be just as impractical.  But we’ll see.  As an aside, I’ll probably be rounding out her fingers, too, or just figuring out a better way to draw her hands.  They don’t work very well right now.

Anyway, thought you might like to peek into the further design process of “Lotus for Help.”  I’m doing my best to prevent Nicki from looking or feeling tortured in her design, but she has been given the biggest overhaul of the main cast from her “Ross Boston” days, so I’ve had to pay special attention to getting her right.

Enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

I’ve been toiling like crazy with Nicki Noelle’s design for “Lotus for Help.”  Her most recent “approved” design is visible on the left, obviously.

I sat down tonight after work work to fiddle with this and I realized, either her hair has to change or the shoulder pads have to go.  And I’m a little bit married to the pads at this point, since I think they create a really interesting silhouette and they’re weird and I like weird things.  The problem is, her hair creates a lot of horrible tangents with the pads and her lower-lid eyelashes, an issue I didn’t really notice before.

So far, I’m actually really liking the bump/pompadour/updo on the very right.  It will also probably allow her to emote the most effectively by no longer hiding her eyebrows when she’s anything but angry.  I’m going to play with it some more and see if it works well after some more sketches, since I may find it to be just as impractical.  But we’ll see.  As an aside, I’ll probably be rounding out her fingers, too, or just figuring out a better way to draw her hands.  They don’t work very well right now.

Anyway, thought you might like to peek into the further design process of “Lotus for Help.”  I’m doing my best to prevent Nicki from looking or feeling tortured in her design, but she has been given the biggest overhaul of the main cast from her “Ross Boston” days, so I’ve had to pay special attention to getting her right.

Enjoy!

~Drew

Hey folks!

Here’s one of my favorite recent commissions.  I hope you like it, too!

I am CLOSING commissions after February 14th for just a bit to focus on “Lotus for Help,” so if you’re interested in commissioning a piece from me, you should put in an order now.  I am unable to fit in any more Valentine’s Day pieces, but I can still take your non-Valentine’s-related orders.  You can see my commission information here!

Thanks,
~Drew

Hey folks!

Here’s one of my favorite recent commissions.  I hope you like it, too!

I am CLOSING commissions after February 14th for just a bit to focus on “Lotus for Help,” so if you’re interested in commissioning a piece from me, you should put in an order now.  I am unable to fit in any more Valentine’s Day pieces, but I can still take your non-Valentine’s-related orders.  You can see my commission information here!

Thanks,

~Drew

Hey folks!

My previous self-portrait (not including the one I did for my fully-abandoned advice column blog) was created in 2012, I think, so it was time for me to make a new one.  I use them in avatars and on business cards, mostly.  Handy thing to have.  I wanted one that really reflects my current project, “Lotus for Help,” and has a similar design philosophy to it overall.

Enjoy!

~Drew

Hey folks!

My previous self-portrait (not including the one I did for my fully-abandoned advice column blog) was created in 2012, I think, so it was time for me to make a new one.  I use them in avatars and on business cards, mostly.  Handy thing to have.  I wanted one that really reflects my current project, “Lotus for Help,” and has a similar design philosophy to it overall.

Enjoy!

~Drew