I’m not dead. No, really. I’m not.

Holy bazinga I haven’t updated this blog in a LONG while. I feel bad about that now.

There’s a reason for it, though! I lost my personal computer because the motherboard got fried, so now I’m stuck with using either public computers or using my mom’s if I’m home on college breaks. I’m not too pleased about it, but I’m hoping I can save up enough to get a new computer soon….or I could maybe get one for a graduation present…(I’m secretly hoping for the latter).

In the meantime, don’t fret! Due to a challenge by one of my art professors, I WILL be posting more sketches on this blog soon. Unfortunately, with no computer to hook my scanner up to, that means that I’ll have to take pictures of said art with either my camera or my phone, so I apologize in advance for any crappy picture quality that comes about due to this.

What kind of art will you see, you may ask? Well I’m making comics for Advanced Drawing and Painting class, so you’ll see sketches and in-progress works of those. I’ll also be sharing some pages from my sketchbook, which I haven’t done before! Won’t that be exciting? I may also share some of my graphic novel scripts still in progress so you can see how sloppy the process looks. :D Seriously, if I compare my graphic novel scripts to my finer work, it’s like comparing a Peanuts comic scratch to a Rembrandt.

I also got SO MANY COMIC BOOKS this past week. My next blog post will detail what I got during that excursion. Plus a few other things. >.>

I also bought a domain name for this blog! It won’t be active for another 24 hours (says Google), but after that, this blog can be found at kelcicrawford.com. Simple as that.

That’s all for now. This year I plan to definitely share more stuff with you awesome readers. In the meantime, Don’t Forget to Be Awesome.

Digital Sketch Challenge ON HIATUS

I bring this update on a public computer:

The digital sketch challenge, where I draw a new sketch on the computer every day for 30 days, is on hiatus.

My laptop, which I used to make and store the sketches, is having issues with its power supply. Apparently it’s not recognizing its own battery. It doesn’t surprise me, because it’s really fracking old.

Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon! Wish me luck!

30 Day Digital Sketch Challenge: Day 11

Day 11 of the Digital Sketch Challenge. Let me know when the countdown thing starts to get annoying, because I have to do this for a total of 30 days.

This is Kaitlin, one of my girls in a current story I’m working on. I won’t say much about the story because it’s actually in revision mode at this time, but I love the characters and the situational comedy that springs from them.

Unfortunately, at the moment, Kaitlin doesn’t seem too funny. In fact, she seems rather panicked…

30 Day Digital Sketch Challenge: Day 10

Day 10 of the Digital Sketch Challenge! and I’m back to my original characters!

This is Roxy. I drew her before, around Day…8, I think? I can’t remember. I’m bad at that.

I wanted her to pose in a way that reflected her as a character, and she IS a strong, independent woman…who has “DFTBA” tattooed on her arm (Ok, part of the reason I did this pose was to show off the tattoo a little). It stands for “Don’t Forget to be Awesome”, and is the catchphrase/creed of Nerdfighters. If you don’t know who they are, go and google it because I don’t believe you.

I’m currently working with her on a short story, and I love how she’s developing! She’s turning out to be very thoughtful and very mature, especially around the topic of death (well, she would have to be, since she had cancer).

However, I hope that my next sketches will have more dynamic poses for my characters. I’m not sure if I want to start drawing full-on action yet, but I’d like to get them slightly more active and…asymmetrical.