Sunday, September 30, 2012


Our Comic Book Club at AAU has been doing these weekly drawing challenges and I recently decided to take part. This weeks challenge was ADVENTURE TIME!!!

I almost didn't enter into this challenge because I rarely can come up with anything clever for this. Seeing as how I've been a little home sick in this cold weather, that San Francisco names its Summer, I noticed a lot of my work has been resembling warm weather like back home. 
This drawing is special to me because of that reason and I created this Adventure Time piece with my yearning in mind. This piece resembles a certain suntan lotion I grew up using and the illustration on the front is rather iconic. Let me know if you can guess it! 

Our Family


In July Nima and I moved in together and took over my sister and brother-in-laws apartment as they are now in New Zealand for a year or so. We also have been taking care of their bunny named Herman. Together we have become a close family and his mom, my sister, visits once a month from work so he always has a chance to see her. 
This is a quick little illustration I did showing how we all fell asleep together this evening. I am trying a lot of new things here including a new program. It was a fun and useful exercise even if I didn't achieve exactly what I had hoped with this. 

 Here is some of my process if you care to see it. :)


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Instagram Stuff

I feel so weird addressing all you anonymous but more than likely non-existent I guess "fans" of my drawings and bits but here it goes.

Working on #Herman

I HAVE INSTAGRAM! I have had it for a while thanks to my sister who informed me of it's existence and now I can't stop playing around with it.


For me it's a fun little unlimited creative exercise where you gain immediate feedback. I really enjoy that you simply have a square format to work with and a few filters to choose from, or not, to emphasize your image. It's a great way to get your work out there and it's linked to twitter, tumblr, facebook, etc.


Also you get exclusive previews of my series #MuniPeople

Panels from #Herman!

Star of the comic Herman himself!

So if you aren't already instagram-ing and you're an artist of sorts or even if you are a visual person you should join us in instagrm! Mind you there are those annoying pictures of some girl in her bathroom with over a thousand likes for no reason and random photos of upcoming child celebrities but aside from that there are some really incredible visual artists who utilize this the same way I do.


Monday, September 17, 2012

The Budos is Upon You!

Here is a mini comic (2pgs) that I did for NoisePop SF 2012.

I was looking through my comics folder to see what I have done over the past year and I have grown astronomically in my skill set and story telling. Crazy! I'll show you what I'm talking about soon. 


Monday, September 10, 2012

Alternative Press Expo 2012 TABLE 854A!!

Come find me at APE and say hello! I'll be debuting my first new comic HERMAN as well as some prints and other things! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cover Image?

I ended up spending some time creating this compilation of sketches I had in my sketchbook and started to play around with them.. Turned out to be a lot of fun, learned that making a multiply layer makes my life easier and faster! 

Thoughts on making this my banner image for my blog? Anyone?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Toned Paper

Please ignore the large donut shaped person!!
The well dressed gentleman in this drawing was a kid I sat next to/near whilst bleeding empathy for how cool he was and deeming myself utterly unworthy of being his *pew mate.  I sadly hav forgotten his name but I shall not forget his sense of style or how my jaw dropped when he told me of his success. Three degrees I believe it was, civil engineering, something else, and now architecture. He new everything there was to know about every car ever created, he knew everything about films from director, to photography managers, to actors/actresses, to the drama that happened on set. I'm pretty sure he was just a walking encyclopedia of suaveness. Another thing- other artists will love this- his profile.. DID NOT MATCH HIS FRONTAL VIEW! It was like a whole other person. (which is kinda why and how we met)
NOTE: *our class was in a church, we sat in pews

This is just a sketch done on toned paper while at work. Was pleased with how the copic marker created a shadow. I'm trying to play with various styles. 

Foam Mustache

Here is a self portrait I did while waiting for a friend to discuss a webcomic we will be producing this fall. Inks by hand, color in photoshop. Will post more tomorrow as I near the end of my comic production on Herman and send it to print. If you'd like a book but wont be attending Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco let me know and I will make arrangements with you! :) I will be posting some work from the comic up here soon. For the time being, I am very active on instagrm- follow me @briespiel