Tuesday, December 2, 2008

sir nigel daisington


Hour and a half meeting about company open enrollment health care benefits and changes to the 2009 plan.

Monday, December 1, 2008

john locke


A quick one done at the airport.

I'll tell you what I can't do. I can't wait for the new season of Lost to start. 
For Pete's sake comeaaahhn already...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

colorz


This one was just begging to be colored.
And really, why just look at colors when you could be eating them.

Monday, November 17, 2008

banner


Banner-in-progress for a friend's blog.
It radiates a 30ft wave of pure, concentrated macintosh geekery. And it's resistant to fire spells.

A sneak peak of the coloring:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

flop


I completely forgot that I had downloaded the full version of Flipbook a few weeks back. I also forgot about this little animation I made *ahem* after having a few drinks last weekend. 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

beep boop bleep


Um..I think this is purely video game nostalgia mishmash. What, you'd rather I say hodgepodge? Fine.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

danger is my middle name



I tried a little experiment on my walk home from work. Because, well, I'm easily entertained.

Q: Is it possible to finger paint on my iPod in NetSketch and walk at the same time? 

A: Apparently. But I don't advise it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

da bears


Sketching at the Stone zoo in Stoneham, MA. The black bears were definitely the highlight. I also underestimated how cold it was outside and despite fingerless gloves being great for drawing dexterity they suck at keeping you warm.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

poot


Doodle during a meeting.
Note the "poot" which was added by my boss.

Friday, October 24, 2008

pudgy


Spacesuit...thing. I dunno.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

rooster? I don't even know 'er!


Old-timey invitation made for a company holiday party.
Gee-whiz!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

and this is where i keep my different lengths of wire


I have no idea what this is.
But it entertained me during a book meeting, so I'll just call it "notes."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fringe


Has anybody been watching Fringe?

I'm really starting to like where the show is going. Some great wacky science as well as some serious X-Files nostalgia going on. Also, John Noble plays a darn good mad scientist. Delightful.

(Seriously though, I'm still waiting for Lost....)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

spots


One of those drawings done at 2 am, never finished, and promptly forgotten about. If I were to take a guess, I would say it was some time during the olympics.

Now, I know what you're asking...
And the answer is yes. I do dress myself.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

vroom


Drawn and blogged on a train.

Monday, August 25, 2008

insomnia


When insomnia strikes....
...I draw characters from Firefly on my iPod.

What?! Don't look at me like that.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Flipbook


Well, it's happened. A flipbook animation app has been created for the iPhone and iPod touch.
It's like someone called me up and said "Lauren, do you remember all of those flipbooks about monsters, racing kangaroos, and exploding space aliens you used to make in middle school? You know, the ones that let you experience a small, yet fleeting smidgen of popularity from throngs of delighted onlookers? Well, today is your lucky day!" I downloaded the free trial version (Flipbook Lite) and although I'm not entirely in love with the interface just yet, I'd be lying out my bum if I didn't get the giggles from the small act of creating the illusion of movement. Sadly, the trial version is limited to a pathetic 10 frames, and one upload onto the web.

So, until I cough up the $9.99 for the full version, here is my one.

*EDIT* 
I just found this. From the looks of it, Kineo may win the usability category. I'll have to investigate further...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

rawk


Development sketch for some album art...
Next go round will be "less monstery and more roboty."
It would make a fun t-shirt or somethin' though.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

warm ups



Some warm up drawings...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

all thumbs


While watching No Country for Old Men.
Using the touch screen effectively is made all the more challenging by my big fat fingers.

Add snack food debris to the mix and I'm pretty much useless.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

NetSketch



Ok, so I know I haven't posted in a while...but for good reason! I've joined the technology revolution and am now the proud owner of an iPod touch. Yea, yea, the Lauren you know and love...is getting techie.

I'll spare you all the geeking out over the device in general, but what I really have to spazz about is NetSketch. Now, thanks to this little app, what little attention span I had to begin with has been totally compromised by my newfound ability to create small colorful drawings on my iPod. This will be my undoing, mark my words. And what's great is that the software seems to be continually evolving to meet user's needs. Finer paint brushes? Yes, please. Eye dropper tool? Oh hellz yea. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. 

Hold on, I gotta go twitter this.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

TMNT


Donatello was always my favorite.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

space aliens


Is she an alien exterminator or space-fencing champ? The world may never know.

Monday, July 14, 2008

still alive

The blog is back in action.
Hold onto your hats.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

flu on the 4th

Just a message to let you know that the blog is on a brief hiatus. I've been struck by some sort of mutant-flu strain that has me in a headlock and won't let go. As a result I've missed out on July 4th and the subsequent celebrations with family and friends (so sorry guys). I usually pride myself on my bulletproof immune system, but this virus got through somehow and now has the run of the place. Once I've a) unstuck myself from the bed sheets and b) gained enough energy eat something other than ginger ale I will hopefully be back to myself again.

This concludes our broadcasting day.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

fight choreography


Nearing completion on the comic pages and it's almost time for color. Here's a rough panel of a fight scene before inking. It made my brain and hand hurt but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't fun to do. And I can now draw sub-machine guns. That's a lucrative skill, right?

Anyway, this definitely got me thinking about how much work goes into choreography in films, etc. 
Check out this spectacular animated short from France (featuring another favorite subject of mine).

 Steven Seagal would be proud.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

cannonball dan

Circus vigilante.

Monday, June 23, 2008

nunchucks


Warm up drawing.
And a link to the best music video ever. Feast your eyes and ears.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

panel in progress


I can't wait to ink and color this.

I really should get back to drawing the exploding helicopter on page 3 though.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

space miner

Looks neat, but most likely an engineering deathtrap.
Really though, I could draw/design stuff like this all day long.

Also? I can't stop watching/rocking out to this

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day



For Dad, 
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

vroom



'63 Ford Fairlane 500.

When I lived in Jamaica Plain, I walked by one of these every day on my way to the T.
I don't claim to have inherited my mother's encyclopedic knowledge of car models, but I know nice lines when I see them.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

midnight snack

Thursday, June 5, 2008

more hawkgirl

Monday, June 2, 2008

Jenkins


Character study...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

iron man


//IRON MAN ARMOR ONLINE//
//SYSTEMS CHECK COMPLETE//
//INITIATE PROTOCOL GX4.01 COOL POSE//
//RUN PROGRAM//

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

hawkgirl


While watching cartoons.
Because I loves me some Justice League.

Friday, May 23, 2008

robo sketches


Some old sketches...
I'll be out in San Francisco for a few days.
Try not to make a mess of things while I'm away.
s'long

Sunday, May 18, 2008

bootcamp


In preparation for the 4-page backup story I'll be doing for a future issue of Atomic Robo (published by Red 5 ComicsI'm trying to brush up on my skills in an attempt to look like I know what I'm doing. 

More mucking about in future posts.

(edit: Robo looks so chunky it's not even funny. He must be pounding the hamdingers and hostess snack cakes or something. Eh, it was more of a coloring exercise anyway...)

Friday, May 16, 2008

hanky


Yup.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

two heads and a wookie



Chewbacca, originator of the messenger bag.


(edit- make that three heads)

Monday, May 12, 2008

more sketching


The stupid things I draw during lunch. 

Friday, May 9, 2008

Iron Man

So I went and saw Iron Man last weekend.

And then I went and saw it again on Tuesday. Because that's how much I enjoyed it. The movie was all-around enjoyable and it was really refreshing to see smart, witty dialogue and a solid story in a comics-based movie.

The ticket was a small price to pay for the two hour geek high I enjoyed after leaving the theater.