Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 13

Monday, December 14, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 12

Strawberry seahorse

Weirdest thing I've ever drawn.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thumbnails

For those who are curious of how a comic gets created in the world of Greg Fenton, here's a peek.



My thumbnails are always barren. I purposely leave out as much drawing detail as I can so that I can achieve the most spontaneity and richness in the designs when I actually sit down and draw them, rather than just trying to copy already tight thumbnail sketches. Most of what I try to accomplish with a thumbnail is the pacing of how the words are said and slight compositional ideas.

Believe it or not, this is the only preparation I take before I sit down to compose a comic of this simplicity. For more complex things, I might do a little more planning, but I like the Eskimo Amy comics to feel free and spontaneous.

Here are the thumbnails for the last three comics, they were all done on one piece of xerox paper.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 11

Eskimo Amy - 10

Monday, November 16, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 9

Lately I've been practicing doing some realistic watercolour portraits, they've been coming out pretty interesting, perhaps I'll post some of them soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 8

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Only a day late.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 7

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 6

Eskimo Amy - 5



Eskimo Amy - 4

Monday, October 26, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 3

Eskimo Amy - 2

I'm liking this more and more, here's the next page of Eskimo Amy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Eskimo Amy - 1

I added some more depth to the brave little eskimo character I drew a last week, such as gender, for starters. The coat's got a new colour, and now you can see Amy without her hood on.



I drew this page with my regular nibs, not with a fat brush like last time, I'm not sure which I like better yet. I obviously have much more control with nibs, but does it look less stiff with the brush?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Neck pieces

Watercolours are always hard to scan for me. I'm not sure what I need to be doing differently, but I never quite capture the colours and marks the way they actually were made.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eskimo-esque

Been a while since I've updated! I've been working on a buncha commissions, but I do want to get back to doing some daily miscellaneous drawing.

I've been inspired tonight to draw something arctic related. I'm surprised that I don't more often, as I love drawing with blues and whites. I love how the eskimo-esque character came out. I haven't decided if it's a boy or a girl yet - that's to come later.



This is a rather limited colour palette when it comes to my work - I like it!

This was also drawn with a huge brush, and the entire drawing is rather large, too, it goes to the edges of a 14 x 17 piece of vellum.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bawd

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Square watermelons

Back to food icons!



Believe it or not, square watermelons are actually being produced in Japan. I want one!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wrong season

It may be summer time, but that doesn't mean that this isn't still especially cute.

Inked with a brush as opposed to my usual nibs. I think the simple, chunky output looks pretty neat.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Burgers and dogs



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Continuing with poms

Bring on the solid white kitties!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pomeranian breeders

The sweetest balls of fluff to ever roll around a linoleum floor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Round and roll

This picture sure turned out pretty wild, I wanted to try a few things I've not done in a while, such as the intense angle on this one. Some of these colours are very out of the norm for me, too.

Raina Telgemeier's art came to mind a lot as I was creating this piece.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Angry mountains, angrier hawks

This strange little image came to me as I was driving and the image really stuck in my head.



I especially dig the calm colour of the mountains and the big hole in one of the moons. Even though all of those birds are so upset, it still looks like a fun place to visit.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yellow bows

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stars through the trees

A shooting star, even!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Aquatic theme

I'm really digging the recent aquatic theme of my drawings - I had a blast drawing all the legs of this here octopus. I also had fun with the big, expressive eyes - a treatment that characters of mine don't usually receive.



I took another shot at doing more graphic and decorative images like the crab one from the other day. I definitely like this new approach as something to experiment with.



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Underwater friends

Continuing with the underwater theme, here's a lone fish.



I tried something new for this crab drawing below by just taking a big ol' brush and smashing the ink on. Everything else that I've been posting is done with a pen nib.

I then added the screentone look with colours as opposed to my usual flats. I think this has a great, simple look to it. I could see a print of it hanging next to a baby's crib.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Header

Drew up an underweater themed header for the top of the blog, and I must say - it's pretty spiffy.

Below is a higher resolution version of it so you can check out all of the little details.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Halloween accessories

Halloween's only a few months away, and I bet you haven't even given thought as to who you'll be dressing up as.

Ponder no more! Nothing's more in style right now than dressing up as everybody's favourite vacant white cat. The Tippy Halloween costume comes with everything shown to the left, including the fully poseable tail. Available from ages 3 to 12, regular to husky.


White robe not included.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Familiar faces

I've been drawing this silly dog character for a few years now as the rare companion to Tippy, but he's never been given a name.

For now, he's Frankie The Frankfurter, but that's subject to change. I really like the various browns I picked for him alongside that big red nose - it looks as though he'd taste like gingerbread.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Snorkels and trunks

Onda's made a new friend named Offdo, but she's not sure if she's willing to share her pool with him just yet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Garden scene

The idea for this drawing came to me as I was running this afternoon.

There are always loads of butterflies and bees all over the track, and it makes me wonder what they're up to as I pass them by.

Inked by hand and then coloured on a computer.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ice cream

A melty ice cream cone on a hot summer day.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dragon kitty

I wanted to draw a dragon, but then decided I wanted to draw a cat instead.

I combined the ideas and got this fun hybrid. Inked and digitally coloured.

Scanner hiatus

I never realized how nice and useful having a scanner was until I didn't have the one at school anymore.

I've spent the last month or so turning my attic into a place where I can get down to work like I used to in my little neck of the wood in Manhattan - and, I must say, it's looking pretty dang nice.

I've set up my iMac, the scanner of my dreams, a drafting table and a wonderful chair - and today it's all put together, muchly with the help of my dear ol' dad.

For the first time sitting down at this new drafting table, I've created a new character. I don't know where she came from, but she's a a fluffy white ball named Onda.

This is a quick ink drawing, coloured digitally. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Website launched !

My website has finally gone up, and I think it looks pretty sharp. Big thanks to my friend Edwin who helped me get started with it.



Above is a new ink and watercolour drawing I've done for Tippy's dinner hunt. She just doesn't know what to do when she can't find her 6:30 dinner. I really like how her tail is slowly drooping. I love that big poof ball of fur at the end of it. What a cat.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sketchbook treats


























Recently I've bought myself a couple of really incredible sketchbooks. Handmade, full of beautiful watercolour paper with just the right tooth to it.

Above are some fun excerpts from one of 'em.