To celebrate Valentine’s Day this week, GRIDLords is releasing its first ever comic anthology, entitled I’m Not Afraid to Love.
The Anthology will be in black and white, but for my contribution, I couldn’t resist the urge to fill the white space with fluffy pastel colors of the Rococo period.
Enjoy your day of swooning!
More Harry Potter inspired bartending comics! If only this could happen in real life. Although I could probably still make that kid cry like that, without any magic.
This coming Spring I’ll be hosting my first solo show in quite a while. I’ve been brewing a few ideas for about a year now, all surrounding the theme of Animal Battle.
In addition to lettering experimentation, I’ve been developing various animal soldiers in my sketchbook. Initial sketches were quite violent, but I’m going to stray away from the bloodshed, as that’s not what this is really about. Instead, my comrades will be armed with weapons of wood and indulge in frivolous costume. Think Richard Scarry meets Lord of the Rings.
Last night I made friends with a fox, who can be both sneaky and genteel.
I played around with some quick digital color too:
Look for more colorful creatures in the coming months; my solo show will be opening at Pony Club Gallery in May!
Posted in Animal, Gallery Show, Illustration, Ink, Process
Tagged Animal Battle, digital, Fox, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt
After months and months of hard work and revisions, I’m happy to announce that Adult Babysitting: Volume II is now at the printer! May the world rejoice.
Above is the illustration I used for the back cover. Don’t you wish all bottles grinned at you?
As always, be sure to check out www.adultbabysittingcomic.com for the latest updates, new drawings, and doodles in progress.
After weeks of working on various projects, I’m back to toiling away on the second volume of my mini-comic series, Adult Babysitting.
This latest spread illustrates my own entry in the bar’s log book, a night on which an epic Phil Collin’s jam session resulted in spirited table drumming and sing alongs. Heck, I’m not much of a Phil fan myself, but this was a pretty fun night.
As usual I penciled and inked the illustration by hand, then colored digitally. Below you’ll find yet another super exciting animated GIF showing my coloring process. WEEEEEEEEE
(click for fun)
More to come!
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comic, Digital, Illustration, Process
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, digital, Hand-lettered, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Phil Collins
Original scan > Flat color > Embellishments
My Portland People series is the perfect platform for digital coloring experiments. A mere few years ago I knew cuss about Photoshop, even really hating it. But the more I force myself to practice with Photoshop, the more I actually enjoy it.
While I’ll always be a traditional medium girl, I will finally admit that there’s some pretty cool shit you can do in Photoshop. (Although I still paint waaaaay faster than when using a wacom tablet!)
I was asked to design the above poster by my friend Clinton, who is part owner of local bicycle shop A Better Cycle. Although my bicycle is currently collecting dust in a dark corner of my garage, they gave me a nice tune-up many moons ago.
If I were you, I’d do what the flyer says and drink their free beer and eat their free food.
We spotted this lady wheelin’ around under the Ross Island bridge last Saturday, and she landed in my sketchbook on Sunday. I don’t get to do a Portland People illustration often enough.
I scanned the ink + brush drawing into Photoshop and fleshed it out digitally, which I do sometimes but not always. There were some areas (like the column) that I color-blocked in order to give it a finished look.
More and more I’m enjoying the digital coloring process. Me From Three Years Ago is shocked.
Posted in Digital, Illustration, Portland People, Sketchbook
Tagged digital, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland, Portrait, Rollerblades, Sketchbook
Currently working on a few spreads for the next volume of Adult Babysitting. It’s always fun drawing humans behaving badly.
I’ve also been having actual legit fun pumping up the volume on my illustrations by adding some enhancements in Photoshop. I’m hoping for lots of vivid, neon color in the next issue. I want my readers to feel like they’ve got their Beer Goggles on.
Classy eh? More to come!
Also, a big HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! to this guy, my dad, without whom I wouldn’t be drawing and stuff, and you wouldn’t be reading this blog. Thanks for being awesome, Dad.
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comic, Digital, Illustration, Ink, Process
Tagged ABV2, Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, digital, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt
Saturday night, where your peeps at? STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER ON A SKATEBOARD AND PARTYING, OF COURSE.
Doodles from a sketchbook.
See more glimpses of work in progress at my Instagram // Leetlewolf.
Posted in Illustration, Ink, Portland People
Tagged Comics, digital, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Oil Paint, Party, Portland, Skateboard, Totem