Hey folks!

It has been a few weeks.  Shame on me!  I’ve had my nose buried in work, and last week, I drew hardly anything as I was preparing to move back into Atlanta proper (which happened Saturday).  The lack of drawing for a week left me surprisingly rusty, so I got back into the groove by doing this concept painting for “Lotus for Help.”  I’m not sure if summoning demons causes him physical pain or inconveniences him in some way, but I’ve toyed with the idea.

I hope you like it!

~Drew

Hey folks!

It has been a few weeks.  Shame on me!  I’ve had my nose buried in work, and last week, I drew hardly anything as I was preparing to move back into Atlanta proper (which happened Saturday).  The lack of drawing for a week left me surprisingly rusty, so I got back into the groove by doing this concept painting for “Lotus for Help.”  I’m not sure if summoning demons causes him physical pain or inconveniences him in some way, but I’ve toyed with the idea.

I hope you like it!

~Drew

Hey folks!

This is a concept for the lotus lobby in my upcoming webcomic, “Lotus for Help.”  It serves much the same purpose as the Bobslist Adventure Team Headquarters did in “Ross Boston.”

It’s not a 100% finalized design, but it’s really close, I think.  I wanted something that looked sort of luxurious and simple, but also a little bit dingy, with this pristine diamond goddess hanging out in the pond in the middle.  The left doorway (our left) goes to Nicki’s lab, and the right doorway leads to Wayne’s wing of the building.  The pond/statue functions as an elevator to the base of the lotus tree, and goes even further down for other purposes that will remain a secret for now.

I’ve never had so much fun working on a background.  I’m learning to enjoy the process.  It’s really quite therapeutic!

Enjoy,
~Drew

Hey folks!

This is a concept for the lotus lobby in my upcoming webcomic, “Lotus for Help.”  It serves much the same purpose as the Bobslist Adventure Team Headquarters did in “Ross Boston.”

It’s not a 100% finalized design, but it’s really close, I think.  I wanted something that looked sort of luxurious and simple, but also a little bit dingy, with this pristine diamond goddess hanging out in the pond in the middle.  The left doorway (our left) goes to Nicki’s lab, and the right doorway leads to Wayne’s wing of the building.  The pond/statue functions as an elevator to the base of the lotus tree, and goes even further down for other purposes that will remain a secret for now.

I’ve never had so much fun working on a background.  I’m learning to enjoy the process.  It’s really quite therapeutic!

Enjoy,

~Drew

Hey folks!

I’ve been so busy finishing up holiday commissions (among other things) that I haven’t had a single chance this week to draw for myself.  So I threw this together.

I think readers who are familiar with the original “Ross Boston” will be surprised by some of the changes I’ve made to Ross himself for “Lotus for Help.”  He has more direction, more goals, and…well, more expressions!  If I could compile a jpeg of all of the times the poor guy has looked forlorn or scared from the original comic, it’d be a pretty big image.

Oz is Ross’s demon boyfriend.  He’s higher up in this image because he’s usually floating in the air, and it was good for the composition.  :)

Enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

I’ve been so busy finishing up holiday commissions (among other things) that I haven’t had a single chance this week to draw for myself.  So I threw this together.

I think readers who are familiar with the original “Ross Boston” will be surprised by some of the changes I’ve made to Ross himself for “Lotus for Help.”  He has more direction, more goals, and…well, more expressions!  If I could compile a jpeg of all of the times the poor guy has looked forlorn or scared from the original comic, it’d be a pretty big image.

Oz is Ross’s demon boyfriend.  He’s higher up in this image because he’s usually floating in the air, and it was good for the composition.  :)

Enjoy!

~Drew

Hey folks!

I threw this together last night before bed.  Since demons are a huge part of “Lotus for Help” - one of the main characters, Ross, can summon them at will, though this does not denote that he has control over them - I like to consider in my free time what those demons might look like.  I want the designs to be varied, but unified.  I like the idea that the clothing they wear, if any, would not be too similar to what humans wear, and that demons have different understandings about sexuality, gender, and body comfort.  I also like to imagine that not all demons are evil, even though they feed off of that sort of energy.

This crystal demon guy here is just a concept, not something intended to show up in the first issue.  But I like him.  I had a ton of fun drawing him.  I ALWAYS have fun drawing three-eyed creatures, though.  It’s a motif I’ve always dug.

By the way, some of the brushes I used here can be found in this amazing pack by Kyle Webster.  They are super awesome, and totally worth the small amount of money he’s charging for them.  Take a look!

Anywho, enjoy!
~Drew

Hey folks!

I threw this together last night before bed.  Since demons are a huge part of “Lotus for Help” - one of the main characters, Ross, can summon them at will, though this does not denote that he has control over them - I like to consider in my free time what those demons might look like.  I want the designs to be varied, but unified.  I like the idea that the clothing they wear, if any, would not be too similar to what humans wear, and that demons have different understandings about sexuality, gender, and body comfort.  I also like to imagine that not all demons are evil, even though they feed off of that sort of energy.

This crystal demon guy here is just a concept, not something intended to show up in the first issue.  But I like him.  I had a ton of fun drawing him.  I ALWAYS have fun drawing three-eyed creatures, though.  It’s a motif I’ve always dug.

By the way, some of the brushes I used here can be found in this amazing pack by Kyle Webster.  They are super awesome, and totally worth the small amount of money he’s charging for them.  Take a look!

Anywho, enjoy!

~Drew

Hey folks!

I spent pretty much all of my free time on this over the past few days.  I’ve been crazy busy with holiday commissions.  I’m thankful, but…maybe a little exhausted, too!  I tried something a bit different with the background here.  It’s not perfect, but I’m not dissatisfied.  I’ll have to put in more time to figure out the nuances of doing that sort of thing.  The backgrounds in the original comic were entirely too painstaking to justify using that method again when Lotus for Help makes its debut.

Anyway, onto business.

May your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Yule, Flying Spaghetti Monster Feast at Olive Garden, or whatever you celebrate be filled with holiday cheer and a distinct lack of horrible ice spiders.  Happy holidays!

~Drew

Hey folks!

I spent pretty much all of my free time on this over the past few days.  I’ve been crazy busy with holiday commissions.  I’m thankful, but…maybe a little exhausted, too!  I tried something a bit different with the background here.  It’s not perfect, but I’m not dissatisfied.  I’ll have to put in more time to figure out the nuances of doing that sort of thing.  The backgrounds in the original comic were entirely too painstaking to justify using that method again when Lotus for Help makes its debut.

Anyway, onto business.

May your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Yule, Flying Spaghetti Monster Feast at Olive Garden, or whatever you celebrate be filled with holiday cheer and a distinct lack of horrible ice spiders.  Happy holidays!

~Drew

Hey folks!

This is Ross Boston, one of the main characters of my upcoming webcomic, “Lotus For Help” (a reboot of the former “Ross Boston”).  You can learn more about that here.

I like to imagine he’s running from some horrible demon he’s accidentally summoned or something.  That’s the kinda thing he’d do.

Enjoy!
~Drew
Commission Drew!

Hey folks!

This is Ross Boston, one of the main characters of my upcoming webcomic, “Lotus For Help” (a reboot of the former “Ross Boston”).  You can learn more about that here.

I like to imagine he’s running from some horrible demon he’s accidentally summoned or something.  That’s the kinda thing he’d do.

Enjoy!

~Drew

Commission Drew!

Hi folks!

Now’s as good a time as any to pull back the curtain a little on the “Ross Boston” reboot.  As you can see, it has a new title, “Lotus For Help.”  Allow me to take a moment to tell you more about my upcoming webcomic!  The pilot episode:

Wizard Wayne Woflo and ex-spy Nicki Noelle run Lotus For Help, a special vigilante group that focuses on the needs of the supernatural and otherworldly - commonplace elements in the group’s city of residence.  When their original receptionist is killed in a horrible accident, they hire a new one in the form of unassuming twenty-something Ross Boston.  Unbeknownst to them, Ross is a low-level demon summoner who - from their perspective - appears to be possessed by his demonic boyfriend.  However, when the two hastily attempt to draw the demon out of Ross, they drag out much more than they had bargained for…

"Lotus For Help" is a dark comedy webcomic.  Each episode will be mostly self-contained stories with dynamic elements instead of having and overarching story - similar to favorites such as "Gravity Falls" and "Adventure Time."

For fans of the previous iteration of the comic, “Ross Boston,” some changes include:  less focus on the former titular character, though he is still part of the leading cast;  A darker tone.  Less silly and irreverent, but still comedic.  More “funny smell” than “funny haha”;  A smaller main cast, though others will be returning in some form, at some point;  A slightly less all-ages approach.

I’ll leave you with that for now.  I have no tentative release date as I’m still working on the script - on the first rewrite now.  More details will trickle out as they become relevant.  I hope you like what I’ve shown so far!

Enjoy,
~Drew
Commission Drew!

Hi folks!

Now’s as good a time as any to pull back the curtain a little on the “Ross Boston” reboot.  As you can see, it has a new title, “Lotus For Help.”  Allow me to take a moment to tell you more about my upcoming webcomic!  The pilot episode:

Wizard Wayne Woflo and ex-spy Nicki Noelle run Lotus For Help, a special vigilante group that focuses on the needs of the supernatural and otherworldly - commonplace elements in the group’s city of residence.  When their original receptionist is killed in a horrible accident, they hire a new one in the form of unassuming twenty-something Ross Boston.  Unbeknownst to them, Ross is a low-level demon summoner who - from their perspective - appears to be possessed by his demonic boyfriend.  However, when the two hastily attempt to draw the demon out of Ross, they drag out much more than they had bargained for…

"Lotus For Help" is a dark comedy webcomic.  Each episode will be mostly self-contained stories with dynamic elements instead of having and overarching story - similar to favorites such as "Gravity Falls" and "Adventure Time."

For fans of the previous iteration of the comic, “Ross Boston,” some changes include:  less focus on the former titular character, though he is still part of the leading cast;  A darker tone.  Less silly and irreverent, but still comedic.  More “funny smell” than “funny haha”;  A smaller main cast, though others will be returning in some form, at some point;  A slightly less all-ages approach.

I’ll leave you with that for now.  I have no tentative release date as I’m still working on the script - on the first rewrite now.  More details will trickle out as they become relevant.  I hope you like what I’ve shown so far!

Enjoy,

~Drew

Commission Drew!

Hey folks!

Here’s another style test of Ross Boston for the reboot (the title of which I’m still working on, but I think I’ve figured it out - I’ll reveal it soon).  It’s very similar to what I’ve done with the character in the past, referring specifically to the style and method, and I think I might go in this direction after all.  I had previously tried something that used heavy black shading, and while it was dramatic and interesting, it’s also a little bit harder to show a degree of atmosphere with that method, and it felt a little humorless.  It might be something really cool to do painted-looking works in, though, like promotional material.

Some changes to this version of Ross are his rounded fingers (usually, I default to really angular fingers), his lack of a nostril - making his mustache easier to draw in without it fighting against the nostril - and from a design perspective, his lack of wristbands.  I feel that in this outfit, Ross would not wear the black, shiny, leather wristbands as he’d probably feel it is not very professional for his new job.

For those who are not a fan of this more formal-wear Ross, I intend to change his outfit to something else after the “pilot” issue of the new comic.  But I want to start him out in a sort of work-appropriate cocoon before he adopts something better fit for adventuring.

Anywho, I hope you like him!

~Drew
Commission art from Drew!

Hey folks!

Here’s another style test of Ross Boston for the reboot (the title of which I’m still working on, but I think I’ve figured it out - I’ll reveal it soon).  It’s very similar to what I’ve done with the character in the past, referring specifically to the style and method, and I think I might go in this direction after all.  I had previously tried something that used heavy black shading, and while it was dramatic and interesting, it’s also a little bit harder to show a degree of atmosphere with that method, and it felt a little humorless.  It might be something really cool to do painted-looking works in, though, like promotional material.

Some changes to this version of Ross are his rounded fingers (usually, I default to really angular fingers), his lack of a nostril - making his mustache easier to draw in without it fighting against the nostril - and from a design perspective, his lack of wristbands.  I feel that in this outfit, Ross would not wear the black, shiny, leather wristbands as he’d probably feel it is not very professional for his new job.

For those who are not a fan of this more formal-wear Ross, I intend to change his outfit to something else after the “pilot” issue of the new comic.  But I want to start him out in a sort of work-appropriate cocoon before he adopts something better fit for adventuring.

Anywho, I hope you like him!

~Drew

Commission art from Drew!