Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! - 2012

Currently on vacation in North Carolina with my family.  Here's a drawing I based upon a hand-drawn pencil sketch, took a picture, uploaded it, and did the usual tablet on Photoshop thing, tracing and coloring it.  This is the last drawing for the end of the year.

Hope you all have a great one!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Ryusei Works - 2011

Today, for Christmas, I offer you readers my Christmas card (done quickly late last night, because I was afraid I wasn't going to get this done; plus I go on vacation later tonight), featuring Lily Merriweather riding on Rekira, done on tablet in Photoshop!

This may or may not be my last tablet drawing for 2011; whether or not I take my tablet with me (since I have a laptop), or I do the usual hand drawn stuff while I'm there, or both.  Either way, I hope you like this, anyway. I'll let this card do the talking.  See you all next time, if not the New Year!

Friday, December 09, 2011

A new Lily piece, and RIP Ricky Garduno

Here's yet another Lily test, done this morning on tablet in Photoshop, complete with blue draft lines!  Some people (artists included) like the new hairdo I did for Lily, so I just might use it after all.  :)

And something sad happened this past week; animator/cartoonist Ricky Garduno died at the young age of 35.  Some say it was suicide, which makes his passing more tragic.  (He was very depressed, I hear.)  Although I never met Ricky in person, he became a friend on Facebook a while back, and he enjoyed my art and a lot of other cool stuff I shared there, even commenting a little here and there.  That made things more poignant, so I had to acknowledge that.  Below, here's something I just finished tonight, on tablet in Photoshop, featuring Lily with Kimbo from Garduno's 1930 Nightmare Theater, featured on Dumm Comics (one of my favorite comic strip sites).

Rest in Peace, Ricky.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Charlie Brown Vs. the World!

Here's another piece I just finished today!  Mom thought this was funny.  :)

I'm a big fan of the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Universal; 2010), based upon Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley's acclaimed graphic novel series!  The movie was not afraid of its comic-book roots, and is the closest we'll ever get to 60s Batman-style campiness today!  Colorful, action-packed, funny, exciting, even poignant.

Scott Pilgrim is basically the Canadian slacker version of Charlie Brown, and the rest of the characters in Scott's world draw parallels to Peanuts' characters, too, when you get right down to it.  And it was that which inspired me to do this parody poster, with Charlie in Scott's place!  Drawn on tablet in Photoshop.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Today, Austin-based artist/fellow tokusatsu fan Matt Frank turns 26 today!  I met him in person at this past Dragon*Con, along with several other friends I'd have only spoken to on the Internet, and it was a great time to be had.

And for his birthday today, I whipped up a new Rekira drawing for him!  Done on tablet in Photoshop.

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Hope you have a great one!