10 October 2007

Witch Cat redesign 1

This is what I wanted to do with this blog in de first place: posting some of my daily sketches and doodles to keep the interested satisfied with new bits of artwork. I try to draw as much as I can when I have free time and am in the right mood.

One of the many redesigns of Claire's outfit. I wanted to put some jean parts into her usual latex outfit. I kind of like it, but needs more proper placement and details. I should study and reference jeans more these days (next to my drawing studies)... I like how illustrator Ishiwatari Daisuke from Guilty Gear fame handles this in his character designs. Click on the image for a bigger version.

01 October 2007

Stripdagen Houten 2007 - Impressions

Last Saturday, 29th of September I went to the Stripdagen in Houten (The Netherlands), selling my Witch Cat books with a group that has a focus on promoting manga in general, all with their own books from different doujinshi circles/small press groups. This is good, since Japanese comic are not popular at all with the traditional Dutch comic fans, so it's better to bring us together for a oppertunity like this.

It was very cool that I met people who liked my work, I chatted a lot with fellow comic fans and makers and sold more then I expected. There where also enough loyal Witch Cat readers that bought chapter 1 from last year, that also bought chapter 2 and some told me they where curious about the next chapter.

The only downsides were, that the room was very hot when it was most crowded and that I had to ask people again what they just said, it was very loud. And I got bothered by a gigantic headache. All with all, it was a great experience and it gave me more confidence.

More photo's of the Mangafique stand:
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4

Drawings from me that day:
Potrait with a thin neck
Some character doodles
Tasteful catgirl nudity
Some grumpy guy