Jan 29, 2019

Valentines Special Commissions!



>>This is a listing for digital art!  There is no physical product.  I will deliver a hi-resolution JPG or PNG upon completion of the piece via Google Drive!  This art is for private use, NOT for resale or commercial use!  Please contact me if you'd like to use my art for commercial purposes!

>>Current Turnaround: 1-3 days each drawing, could be faster if our communications go well!

Valentines Day is coming up soon, and what better way to celebrate than to get a drawing done of two loved ones?!  Or maybe just platonic friend stuff, cuz y'know romantic love isn't the only valid relationship!

So, this Valentines day I'd like to improve on my digital art by drawing lots of character interaction and quick cartoony stuff!  Choose two people (whether they're characters, or real people!), and let me know how you'd like them to interact!  I'll cartoonify them and draw 'em in my style of digital art.

OK: Real people, self-inserts, OC's, fanart, anime waifus and husbandos, gay stuff, het stuff...any pairing really!  NSFW okay, but you're gonna have to deal with that in my cartoony style!

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Process:
1. Email me at tempural@gmail.com or message me on twitter/insta to let me know what you'd like for me to draw, and send reference pictures so I know who to draw!
2. I'll discuss and confirm the idea with you.  Once confirmed, I'll send an invoice to you via Paypal or Square.
3. I'll sketch a mock-up of the pose, and send that to you for confirmation.  Please let me know any and all changes/adjustments you'd like at this stage!!!
4. Once you've okayed the sketch, I'll get to inking and coloring.
5. I'll send you a preview of the finished drawing!  Please let me know if you have any small adjustments you'd like (like adding freckles, changing hair or eye color, etc.)
6. Once you've okayed the final drawing, I'll send you a link to the final large drawing via Google Drive!

I cannot do any large revisions or changes (like changing the pose or characters) after the sketch phase!  Please make sure that's what you want before we go forward!  I'll be happy to work with you on small changes!

I draw everything with Adobe Photoshop CS6, and color in the same program as well.  Color art will be cel-shaded with some light details.

Examples:








Dec 24, 2018

🎄Scout's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Winter Break!🎄


comic: DAD SPY
year: 2018
pages: 8
rated: PG

A comic about an unwanted guest and even less wanted dad.










Closing off 2018 with a TF2 comic, it was nice to get back into one of my oldest fandoms this year!  

The biggest surprise to me back in April was reading that Spy was pretty much confirmed to be Scout's dad in the latest comic issue from 2017.  BACK IN MY DAY (pre-tumblr 2007-2010), we didn't have many comics to draw lore from.  All we had was the Jarate comic, the WAR! DemoSolly comic, and the iPod comic to supplement the SFMs!  And lookit how much that has expanded!

So, here's my take on a Dad Spy comic.  RED Spy and BLU Scout is the classic 2009 daddy dynamic.  No reconciliation, no morals, no happy ending.  Cuz lemme tellya, deadbeat dads ain't much fun n' games.  I reject the Christmas movie narrative of "Dad reconciles with family"!!

One of my priorities in this lil' comic was giving a voice to Scout's mom.  She doesn't get much agency or exploration in her role to Scout n' Spy.  While the comics imply that Spy is Scout's biological father, I imagine her as a lonely older lady that somehow got into a tryst with a globe-hopping Spy just like the movies. An exciting rendevous right out of her romance novels that she's not willing to give up, even if she knows that Spy's unfaithful, unreliable, and untrustworthy (you think James Bond has just one Bond Girl?).  

All her kids have grown up and flown the coop, and they send her money so she doesn't have to work.  She has a lot of idle time but nothing to take care of with no husband or kids, and she was unfortunately raised in an era when women weren't taught to value themselves outside of their relationship to men or children.  Having a forbidden romance adds excitement to her life, it's self-indulgent in a way she was never used to.  She's not a completely bad mother, but she's caught up in her idle housewife fantasy and won't take the best care of her grown-up children as a result.

Spy's role in this is a plot device.  He doesn't have much character involvement, much as he doesn't have much emotional involvement in this.  He kinda cares about Scout in a guilty sorta "sorry you were roped into this" kinda way, and he can put on all the romantic affects for Scout's mom.  But he can just as easily abandon this family just as he's abandoned many others before.  Begone, THOT.

Scout's a filthy gen wunner, he doesn't understand or accept the new pokeyman games cuz they're not as cool as the RBY cartridges he had as a kid :)  Completely blindsided, while everyone else is tutting that he shoulda seen this coming.  Hey, the guy was at war for a decade!  He lost a limb n' he's got post-traumatic stress n' he might be overreacting and being a crybaby cuz of that, give the dude a break!  The core of Scout's issue is that he doesn't want to accept a mom and family that's different from his childhood memories.  And he def doesn't want to accept a mom that's sexually active (with a dude he hates!) when he thought she wouldn't ever move on to someone else after her husband died.  He's upset at his worldview being shattered, and he's upset cuz he constantly walks into his mom having sexual congress.  That'll break a man.  

What can Scout do after this?  Distract himself with work, try to make his own family to forget about his old one?  Well, it's not like you can just go find a wife and pop out babies.  Scout's destined to be a bachelor for life anyways.  He doesn't hate his mom or anything, he just doesn't want to participate in this family anymore.  It's an open-ended confusing situation for him.  Do what's best for yourself, you're a grown man now Charlie Brown!

Watercoloring this was a fun idea that was more bothersome in action.  Hard to keep consistent from page-to-page, hard to scan, and I don't really have the patience or time to wait for colors to dry.  I think next time I might just do digital colors, or B/W tones if I must go traditional.  Well, ya know I always prefer the look and feel of working traditionally than digitally.

Now that I'm finally done with this comic...time to work on the 78 other comic WIPs.  Have a nice rest of ya winter!

Dec 17, 2018

Comic: What even is Vicky???

Yes, I do have my own comic characters to tend to... Well, here's an ask on tumblr that I finally answered after 2 years.  Legit.  






Dec 16, 2018

Spion Playlist!


I've been having a real gud time drawing and writing stories with this character, which is totally unaffiliated with any hat simulators out there.  Trust me.

[SPION PLAYLIST]


Sex as a placebo. Sex that just makes you feel worse and empty afterwards. Sex as a substitute for actually confronting your feelz. Spies have so much meaningless sex in the movies….Fuck yeah

Industrial distortion that’s still pretty, huge empty vast echoing production, wailing and crying BUT still down to boogie down. Just from Spy’s taunts and the era of the game, I get the feeling he likes disco ya know? I’m not quite into that genre, but I’ll supplant that with some dance-y songs too :D

  • Meg Myers - Desire
  • Depeche Mode - Stripped
  • Lana Del Rey - High By The Beach
  • The Weeknd - The Hills

  • Nine Inch Nails - Happiness In Slavery
  • Desire - Under Your Spell
  • Marsheaux - Eyes Without a Face (Billy Idol Cover)
  • Genitorturers - Touch Myself (Divinyls cover)
  • Virgin Magnetic Material - Make it Wit Chu (QOTSA cover)
  • Die Antwoord - Strunk
  • The Cure - Burn
  • Air - Sexy Boy
  • Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
  • King Princess - Pussy Is God

Nov 2, 2018

Inktober 2018!




I did all 31 days of Inktober dawg, here's the choice cuts!

Brushes
Raphael Kolinksy sz 0, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Pentel Aquash
Inks 
for linework: Black Star Black Matte, Dr Martin Bleedproof White
for color: Dr Martin Hydrus Indian Red + Payne’s Gray, Ecoline Grass Green

Also some days I just used a finepoint knock-off sharpie, or a pilot pen hahahaha.










Jul 29, 2018

THE DETHZINE

⚡️THUNDERHORSE ⚡️ 
My full piece for @thedethzine!  
Metalocalypse was one of my first fandoms when I was a wee lad (along with Tee Eff Two lolz), and it’s nice to draw something for it now that I can draw.  A lil’ different interpretation of the official music video for my favorite Dethklok song~ Nathan’s still got his axe n’ he rides a steel horse, but now the beautiful lady is Skwisgaar 🖤
All the proceeds go to charity!  Proceeds will go to Direct Aid, as well as the family of Jon Schnepp, one of the directors of the show.   
Some wips under the cut:

May 17, 2018

ERASED: Asian Americans in Hollywood

What up, my friend Eric is hosting a fundraiser for his exhibition ERASED: Asian Americans in Hollywood!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/erased-asian-americans-in-hollywood-books-women#/


Here's the piece I did for ERASED, Sessue Hayakawa.  Help the campaign out and you can get some prints and other swag.  Make sure to check out the exibit if you're in Cali too!!!  Lots of dope artists in there!

final inked piece!
initial thumbnail sketch