realistic

sometimes i feel like all the love songs i’ve grown up hearing has made me have an unrealistic vision of what a relationship should be like.  i mean, would you really cross a desert or go a thousand years without food or whatever ridiculous feat?  i’d like to think i would, i know right now in my heart i would, but would i really?  it’s like watching a torture scene in a movie and thinking, “hmm, i wonder how long i could hold out before giving in.”  so, not sure what my message would be for this week.  i do know i still love those ballads and would strive for that kind of a relationship.  and why not always strive for the best!

this week i introduce a green couch, a glass coffee table, and a fake face of effort!  also working the perspective a bit too.  what do you all think about the behind the head shots?  good or boring?

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convene the board

you get the phone call.  you rush over quick as possible.  your friend is in need.  and you’ve got the answer.

it’s perhaps one of the most important job as a friend – to offer your advice to whatever scenario your friend needs help with.  i think the fact they’re asking you for your thoughts is a great compliment.  not only do they trust you enough, but they feel safe enough to hear what you have to say.  so, don’t abuse it.  offer your heartfelt suggestion and see what happens.  of course, if it’s a friend that calls on you way too often, then well, it’s a good thing we have caller ID these days.

whew, this week’s comic took quite awhile.  trying to draw the realistic style for this week, i still don’t think it’s realistic enough.  but i am happy with the panel breakdown though.  your thoughts?

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what more do you want?

elle sitting on a bed
elle sitting on a bed

finally cracked open a book i got as a gift awhile back called Creative Photoshop by Derek Lea, and learned some new tricks with photoshop.  i’m sure i didn’t apply the lesson to the best extent, but hey, it’s a learning process right?  hope you enjoy!

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the down side

not much to sayhere besides being sick is not fun.  although, i have to say, the one silver lining with being sick is having an excuse to lay on the couch all day, under a blanket, and watching box seasons of tv shows, like How I Met Your Mother.  or better yet, watching Battlestar Galactica again.  hmm, maybe i should try to get sick…

it’s always fun to draw realistic once in awhile.  this time we mix in some drastic color changes too.  but i am starting to feel abit stagnant in my growth here.  i think i need to challenge myself a bit more.  i know every line in the drawing is supposed to add to the punchline (if i have one!), but i feel like i need more line at details.  after seeing the finalist from the Amazon Comic Strip Superstar, i realize i need to up my game artwise!

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