Some more doodles of the character I came up with when I did my random costume exercise. I decided the character is a scavenger of sorts, and traveled around like what I imagine is the like…a  European countryside or American forest area and picks through abandoned items for random stuff.

I did these up last week during the comic class I was teaching, sort of examples for the kids, and I even ended up starting a comic. I didn’t even finish the first page, but still, it was fun. Also, it was neat to work in pen, which all of this is done in black and orange pen.

Some sketches for Misery. I most of these back in November I think, when my sister and I had gone down to Disney World.

For some reason, I gave her a black sclera on her right eye, but I’m not sure why - I think I was kinda going for a zombie-ish look with her, but I’m still not sure yet which way I’m going with her. The more cartoonish version at the top is more or less the design I settled on, as I felt the more normal proportion ones at the bottom were too close to my usual-ish style. 

But Misery’s story more or less, follows her interaction with this boy she meets named Collin. He looks more like the doodle in the second image, with curlier hair, and not like the one with the pointed up-do.

Misery was basically an unplanned baby - her mother was not ready for her and named the girl Misery due to the nature of her conception. She would eventually give Misery up for adoption, but despite all the negativity surrounding her, Misery was constantly cheery. She would later be adopted by a loving couple and move to a happier town where she met Collin. 

Collin himself was a rather depressed boy (for reasons I haven’t figured out yet) and found Misery to confusing, yet interesting. I think I was going to write a story with a similar character to Misery, where Collin commented something like

"She danced through life, either unaware or uncaring of the misery and suffering around her"

The story itself isn’t totally fleshed out obviously; it was merely an idea that I just kinda build on over time. If I ever do anything with these two, I’ll never know, hahah.

"To the people who like to rain on my parades, sorry - I rather like playing in the puddles!"
Quick color experiment with a character I sketched up a while ago. Her name is Misery, for reasons I’ll explain later. Despite her name though, she is a rather cheery girl.

"To the people who like to rain on my parades, sorry - I rather like playing in the puddles!"

Quick color experiment with a character I sketched up a while ago. Her name is Misery, for reasons I’ll explain later. Despite her name though, she is a rather cheery girl.

To keep things somewhat tidy, I made up a separate site for just my portfolio. I just got things all updated and such, so feel free to check it out! Portfolio can be found here: http://filromeroportfolio.blogspot.com (or you can just click the image above : ) )

To keep things somewhat tidy, I made up a separate site for just my portfolio. I just got things all updated and such, so feel free to check it out! Portfolio can be found here: http://filromeroportfolio.blogspot.com (or you can just click the image above : ) )

A small costume/character design exercise.

I was straightening up my room earlier and found a pair of my goggles and my white wig. Decided to play around a little and liked the result, so felt it was good enough for a photo reference, so I could draw the design up later : ) And here it is

A small costume/character design exercise.

I was straightening up my room earlier and found a pair of my goggles and my white wig. Decided to play around a little and liked the result, so felt it was good enough for a photo reference, so I could draw the design up later : ) And here it is

Hey ho, new character time!

Well, maybe not new-new, as I’ve had sketches for these two for a while.

Anywho, meet Albert the Alligator and Fritzy the Frilled Neck Lizard, two Disney-esque/inspired characters I actually came up with when visiting Disney World down in Florida.

Albert was originally conceived a few years ago, when my mother and I went down to Disney World to visit my sister. She was working down there through the Disney College Intern Program and we had gone down to visit during my Spring Break. While riding one of the Disney buses to our restort, I decided to doodle, and because it was Florida, I was thinking alligators and because it was Disney, I was thinking Disney characters, so I drew my first version of Albert.

I ended up giving to the bus driver as a thank you, cause I wanted to make his day a little : P

Fast forward to a more recent visit and I decided to draw Albert again, and once again, that sketch was given to the bus driver of one of the buses. It was also this trip I came up with Fritz, as I felt Albert needed a friend. 

I don’t remember my reasonings for making him a frilled neck lizard - I think it was maybe because I thought it fit. Albert made me also think of Australia and that made me think of frilled neck lizards… Maybe it’s a reference to the one frilled neck lizard character from The Rescuers Down Under.

But anyway, yeah! So, that’s how they came to be and I just recently got around to sitting down and finalizing them up some.

Here are some intros I did up for TF2Newbs.com, an online community for the multiplayer FPS, Team Fortress 2. These intros are for their event videos that they post from time to time and for fun, I did up two versions.

This is the alternative version, or the Pyrovision version, that mimics the texture style found when certain items are used in game.

Here are some intros I did up for TF2Newbs.com, an online community for the multiplayer FPS, Team Fortress 2. These intros are for their event videos that they post from time to time and for fun, I did up two versions.

This is the regular version.

A while ago, a teacher had mentioned working on a project where he needed to design a mannequin based off a cute girl. So the top sketch is my take on it, while the second sketch is just me playing around and the third is again, just messing around, though later.

I find these kinda fun to draw, cause it’s really just a way for me to play with outfits, so yaaaay haha.

Went to the DIA today with my sister and her friend, so wandered about and did some sketches. The last few times I’ve gone, I’ve been sketching things like vases and pots, like I did here, though occasionally I’ll go find a small detail on something and draw that (I drew a lock one time which was pretty neat). But yeahhhh Just some teapots and some vases and then some quick sketches of some lady sculptures.

Didn’t feel much like sleeping tonight, so I pulled this old file out. This is more or less the final version for it for now, as I don’t feel like tackling the second half of the clip my friend recorded. It’s all just manical laughing anyway and though I have all the mouth shapes roughed out for that second half, I just don’t have the time or energy to really do it right now.

Either way, here’s a good portion - and the main line of the clip anyway - final lined with colour for you all. Enjoy : )

Well, despite my hard work, I didn’t end up finishing my comic. I tried to get them all final lined and coloured, but it wasn’t going to work, so I had switched to at least doing the sketches which… also didn’t pan out too well, because of some technical difficulties.

Irregardless, comics : )

I decided to take part in the activities of 24 Hour Comic Day yesterday. I didn’t know I could’ve used already established characters and stuff instead of making up a whole new cast and setting, but I did anyway. Here are the character designs, an environment doodle, and thumbnail sketches for the comic I worked on.

My final version of the entry I submitted to the 11 Second Club’s August 2013 competition. I didn’t win, but I did come in the Top 50, with my video ranking 25 out of the 144 entries submitted. To me, that in itself is an accomplishment! Whoo!

Some more progress with this lip sync-y thing~