Ink Accidents
Pages 67 + 68 on Smack Jeeves and now also on Inkblazers

Pages 67 + 68 on Smack Jeeves and now also on Inkblazers

Sorry, there were no new Otus Opus pages this week! I’ve been so tired and feeling under the weather generally, even being on computer has felt too much effort. Updates will be back on next tuesday, here’s a sneak peek!

Sorry, there were no new Otus Opus pages this week! I’ve been so tired and feeling under the weather generally, even being on computer has felt too much effort. Updates will be back on next tuesday, here’s a sneak peek!

Sort of 24HCD in progress.

Sort of 24HCD in progress.

Starting my Inktober with pens.

Starting my Inktober with pens.

Otus Opus, a webcomic about Aino, who wants to draw every owl in the world. She travels with her flying ray companion, Plätty, looking for new owls to add in her journal.

On Smack Jeeves
On Inkblazers

Tampereen piirtoillat

myrntai:

During next week, there will be two drawing meetings! First one is on saturday starting at 12.00. We are gathering at cafe Linkosuo Siilinkari (Hämeenkatu 9), at the tables behind the cafe and between Vero Moda and Uff.

Second meeting is on thursday starting at 17.00 at the same place.

Everybody is welcome, there’s no skill limit and you don’t have to know me or anyone else there to attend. :)

A friendly reminder if you happen to be in Tampere tomorrow and wonder what to do. Or could use some tea and sympathy over sketchbook.

Also i’m hosting a 24 hour comic day at the weekend (saturday - sunday) at my place and there’s still room for a couple of people if you’re up to a 24-hour comic challenge and need company. Message or email me (myrntai miumau gmail dot com) for the address.

Otus Opus Chapter 2 CoverOtus Opus on Smack Jeeves + also now on Inkblazers

Otus Opus Chapter 2 Cover

Otus Opus on Smack Jeeves + also now on Inkblazers

Tampereen piirtoillat

During next week, there will be two drawing meetings! First one is on saturday starting at 12.00. We are gathering at cafe Linkosuo Siilinkari (Hämeenkatu 9), at the tables behind the cafe and between Vero Moda and Uff.

Second meeting is on thursday starting at 17.00 at the same place.

Everybody is welcome, there’s no skill limit and you don’t have to know me or anyone else there to attend. :)

Sketch randomness

Last pages (64, 65 + 66) of chapter 2 on Smack Jeeves!

Otus Opus consept sketches and random owl sketches.

Tonight we were on a walk with Mikko, and i had a good flow and fleshed out next three chapters of Otus Opus. I can’t wait for the third chapter, there’s going to be so many awesome things, i’m so excited! ^____^

I am also hoping that, finally, i could make the storyboard for the whole chapter before starting to draw. First and second chapters have been for me unusually… well, in Finland we have this great idiom, “perse edellä puuhun”, which can be literally translated to climbing a tree ass first, meaning doing things in a needlessly complicated way. I prefer storyboards and clear, nice plans from point a to point b. For some reason i’ve been writing and storyboarding Otus Opus about ten pages at a time while i have some rough idea of the whole chapter, sometimes writing dialogue after drawing the pages. It’s good to see i can do comics that way too, i’m not too stuck with one way of doing them. Not planning every detail in advance gives more room to make chances, but i’m afraid i can also make short-sighted choices which will lead to dead ends or poor story flow. At this point it looks like the third chapter is going to be longer than the two earlier chapters, so i think i really need to have the script and storyboard so i can see the whole picture and know what i am doing. 

Ancient furry drake has landed on the streets, runners are in panic.

Ancient furry drake has landed on the streets, runners are in panic.

Ink Cats

Indian ink

This was our table at Tracon with Arachnodentist . I managed to hide behind my posters, hah!
Tracon was great, best Tracon experience for me so far! ^___^ Even though we had to switch tables with Nieidanine because there was a screen behind our original table and our poster stand would have blocked the screen. I’m just glad that problem was solved so easily.
I just want to thank all of you who came to our table and checked our stuff or talked to us or just squealed “cute!”. And of course, bought anything from us. 
Also i’m happy that i didn’t get my usual post con anxiety. I’m tired as hell and could sleep around the clock, but at the same time i’m cheerful.

This was our table at Tracon with Arachnodentist . I managed to hide behind my posters, hah!

Tracon was great, best Tracon experience for me so far! ^___^ Even though we had to switch tables with Nieidanine because there was a screen behind our original table and our poster stand would have blocked the screen. I’m just glad that problem was solved so easily.

I just want to thank all of you who came to our table and checked our stuff or talked to us or just squealed “cute!”. And of course, bought anything from us.

Also i’m happy that i didn’t get my usual post con anxiety. I’m tired as hell and could sleep around the clock, but at the same time i’m cheerful.

Ink Cat 11

Ink Cat 11