This is the second pinup pose for Quinn, but there are quite a few problems with it here and there. The face and head looks odd, and had to redraw it a few times. Also, the body looks... odd. One arm seems to be longer than the other... but I dunno. The dress/theme for this one seems to be a good idea, but it could've been done better.
Hey, it's a drawing of Quinn! From "Daria"! I think I drew her a few times...
Anyway, I was talking to a friend the other day about her and the show, and the thing is, she did this sort of thing all the time on the show: she'd show herself off, but never put out, unlike possibly Sandi. Basically, she was a cocktease to whoever she dated. I mean, there was talk of her becoming a stripper later in life, among other things.
Whenever I would draw her in the ways I would draw her, I basically took this thing that she did all the time, and overexaggerated it for my own ends. Not many approved of it, but that's how she was. Besides, whoever got to touch her (and do more than that) would be one very lucky, very happy boy... but I bet even then she'd deny him.
So... yeah. She'll go out on a date with you boys, but let's face it... You Can't Touch This!!!
Commission for ~Tsuyoshi-kun. Instead of the 3 sketches/$10 deal, said $10 went to a sequence. This is of a character of his creation, Kayla. She looks quite different from the two design sketches I did for him:
This is her sitting on her bed, eating fries and shrinking... not to mention the extra panel of her getting BE'd (and it's sort of a "cheater" way this time around; she's the same size, but I made the shirt tighter and smaller).
This took quite a while to do, including the three different edits to panels five and six... but it was worth it in the end. The customer was happy with it... and I might do a couple of extra things with this girl later on
Kayla Davis (C) T. Jones, aka ~Tsuyoshi-kun Drawing (C) J. Ayers
There are quite a few OCs on Deviantart that I like, and I never get around to drawing most of them. One of those OCs that I did draw is one belonging to one Ron Murphy, aka ShoNuff44. He's a very good artist, and he has been around a pretty long time.
I've drawn her a few times in the past, and when I was able to get a trade with him, I asked to draw her again... but it took a while to come up with an idea or ideas... but I did manage to do a couple of things.
This first one has a couple of the neighborhood kids trick-or-treating with her, and one of them, Renfrew, thinks she's one of the older kids.
I really like this second one that I did. She switches places with my character Diane, who for ShoNuff44's half, was a Hooters waitress:
This is my end of a trade with a great artist named Harpyqueen on DA. She does some excellent work, and this is not my first trade with her. The above drawing is of her character Cleo, who is most certainly NOT a magical girl.
I had fun with this one. This took about an hour to do (including the 15 minutes that it took to clean this up in Photoshop). This is the most dynamic pose that I did, and it came out well.
This took a while to do... two to three hours from start to finish. Um... this is Bee, and she's in a pose... and almost everything seems to be in place. One thing was late to the party (as it were)...Oh, and that thing she's sitting on? Lamest-looking bed ever.Bee, Drawing (C) J. Ayers
Ohhhh... and it seems I used the same pose I used from here. That sucks... BIG TIME!
Here's a sketch of a character named Rose. She's a genie, and I drew her before. I rarely draw this girl, and how she came to be... I'd rather not say except she started as a photo reference somewhere. Basically, a lot of stuff happened after that... not all of it good stuff :(
I want to try something different, and the whole genie thing looks cool. There's this really neat person on DA named Sunrise-Oasis that draws this sort of stuff on a regular basis, and it's so fuckin' well-done. Here's one of their pieces:
There might be more genie artists on DA, but Sunrise-Oasis is one of the best... and they're the first that I watched, too. FUN FACT: I came back to DA a few months back after being banned for nearly two years. I added them to my watch LITERALLY minutes before I got banned.
That aside, they're pretty nice. A bit... eccentric, but nice. (And I mean "eccentric" in a very good way. Sometimes being that way leads to being good at what you do.
Well, that's enough textwalling for me. There'll be more later.
I only did this one other time, but now it's time to do it again.
I like drawing. I like to draw. I've been drawing for a long time. HOWEVER, since I began showing up online posting stuff years ago, things have not been great. I'm not talking about those things this time.
A lot of great people and artists have given me advice, and so far I've barely followed it. I'm pretty disappointed in that.
So starting later today, I'm going to do what others have done: a Drawing-A-Day challenge. I will post at least one new drawing here every day. It could be anything: Something sketchy, something colored, maybe the occasional digital thing (but something like that might take a while to complete).
I really want to try to get better at drawing after 15+ years of... well, I guess you could call what I have been doing "drawing".
I really want to remake this one, even if I end up doing just sketches.
That's the reason why I've been posting up a lot of my old, crappy drawings lately. I want to try to draw a new version of them, with new different poses, attempts at new angles, and hopefully improved anatomy. Some of the stuff I put up recently is a step in the right direction :)
That said, this is an old near-fetishy drawing of Quinn... something I do fairly often.
Sketches from yesterday. Most of them, namely the guys on the left and bottom center, and the gal on the right, were from various magazines I had around. The table-like thing, I came up on my own. And there's other stuff in here, too.
I got the reference for these from various... um, internet sources. I tried to draw them exactly how they looked in the photo or photos. The hand on the one on bottom left looks damn wonky, but that's how she looked in the picture I got it from.
QUINN: Look at me in this short red dress. Don't I look CUTE? SANDI: Lemme guess... you're stalker--- I mean, artist that draws you--- means to beat off---- um, I mean, plans to draw you in other ways as well. QUINN: You're jealous, Sandi. You start covering up your little statements whenever you get jealous. SANDI: If I wanted someone to do THAT for me, I would do it MYSELF, not have someone... creep stalk me and break into my house and sift through my numerous unmentionables. QUINN: Oh, Sandi... we weren't talking about that. SANDI: It'll turn into that soon enough. If I were you I'd sleep with a knife. (pause) QUINN: So, anyway, to THOSE that like me, this is me in a red dress. The guy that drew it said something about anatomy and posing and all that junk, but he's being too hard on himself in my opinion. It only matters that I look this good, doesn't it? SANDI: Gee, Kuh-winn... I bet even YOU could make a burlap sack look like the big fashionable item for this year... I can JUST see it now. (pause) QUINN: So, anyway... enjoy!
I said earlier that since I started posting stuff online years ago, one of my characters Bee gradually became a monster.
Well, after seeing this, I decided that Bee's going back to her old self, however 1) I'm keeping her a History teacher, and 2) toning her the HELL down. She'll still be... well, Bee... just not the whoreish supermonster she became by the time I was banned from DA.
Glaring anatomy supererrors aside, this is how Lorelei will be from now on, as part of that MASSIVE CHARACTER RETOOLING!!! I mentioned in the last post.
I'm coming up for ideas for several comics, and this one is basically resetting certain things, especially with Bee and Lorelei. For one thing, Bee will be left pretty much unchanged from how I had her, but I'm toning her way the hell down. By the end of my time on DA, she had (in the opinions of many) become some sort of bitchy, unrepentant superwhore that uses sex as a solution to every little thing. She had always been sarcastic (if not slightly bitchy) and a bit... um, playful, but at that point those things have gotten to where she just became... unpleasant.
More on that later, but as for Lorelei, I think making her unrelated to Bee would be a good thing. The idea to make her a catgirl came from this picture... Man, that's a bit large.
But what I did here, was make her a catgirl trying to hide her ears and tail, only popping up when she's excited. Me and a friend came up with the idea, among other things concerning her. I do have to change the ears and tail to match her hair color, and the wings might not show up later. I think Lori's better off as a catgirl, among other things. Hopefully there will be more about this later.
This is a most recent drawing of one of my girls Lorelei... before MASSIVE CHARACTER RETOOLING!!! Her hair doesn't seem all that long, either. It's at pretty much the same length I've been drawing it at for years.
I kinda did this for a friend. It turned out better than expected, so it's here.
Di is the kind of girl that's willing to try anything once... anything. So, when a coworker asked her if she ever had a titfuck, she asked what one was... and he just had to show her. There was quite a mess to clean up afterwards.
This is the first time I drew a girl getting a titfuck... and the first time drawing a guy's junk. Things could be better, as usual (and dirtier, in this case).
First off, the word "spaceshippening" and the bald guy in the corner are unrealated. This was part of a bigger page of sketches.
The girl and the plant monster are related, however. The dark elf girl's name is Demi, and she's a character of mine that started out in a rather... um, unusual way. She started out as a character in a story that FA user JWargod commissioned. I did 16 pages for him (only eight are posted on his FA, with my permission, though), and it came to be that he was unable to continue the story. I asked that since I had a good time coming up with stuff for her, if she could be one of my characters, and he said yes. I had to change/rearrange most details of her backstory, though.
So, not only am I'm trying to come up with ideas for her, but I also started drawing my character Diane a lot more, and changing her character to fit as well... and that includes trying to get a new comic off the ground involving these two.
So, I decided to pick out one idea, and this is what I came up with, based on the sketch: Di and Demi take a vacation on a tropical island, and they get attacked by a giant plant monster. A certain girl saves them from certain doom and befriends them. Hijinks, action, and fanservice ensue. That's as far as I got as far as plotting out the story. That's pretty much the outline, there. In fact, I got the idea for this from that one drawing I linked to.
If/when I get to the comic proper, I want to do characterization RIGHT... especially since I want to use Ron Murphy's character, Hula-Girl. Of all his characters, she's my favorite, and if I was going to put her in something, I don't want to half-ass it in terms of characterization... ESPECIALLY since he's a very popular artist, and he's been doing the online thing FAR longer than I have. I don't want people kicking my ass over the internet. There's been enough of that as is. Anyway, I hope the guy helps me as far as keeping her in character is concerned. I noted him on FA about this, and I hope to hear from him soon.
But, before I can do any of that, I have to outline the idea more, build the story proper from it, and most importantly, DRAW DRAW DRAW!!! If I want this looking remotely... good, I'll have to do that, and I'll have to do that a lot.