Today’s comic is up, as is Ruby Red’s web site!  I’ll be adjusting it here and there, adding and revising pages, but you can now keep up with the comic there instead of on my dA page (and I’m also uploading slightly bigger images than what’s on dA).  We’re currently in Issue 3, which has seven more pages left.

After that, I’m taking a short hiatus from updating the comic.  Reasons:

  1. I’ll be finishing up with Issue 4 shortly, but I want to get a little further ahead in Issue 5 before I start posting again.
  2. I want to do a short comic.  I’m not sure what it will be yet, or if it will be related to Ruby Red, but I need to stretch my creative muscles.
  3. I’m starting a new job at a costume shop, so I know I may be a little exhausted for the next couple of weeks while I learn the ropes.

So, I’ll still be making art, and probably uploading it too, but sometimes you just need to take a break.  I will still be around though and you can always give my email inbox a little attention if you’ve got any questions.


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Posted by pjeanniejean | 2 September, 2013 at 17:19 | Comics, Life, Ruby Red | No comment

Coming soon:

– regular updates. I’m going to start posting a comic I’ve been working on called Ruby Red (you can see some of the characters here). I just wanted to get enough of a buffer so that I wasn’t rushing to make regular updates, and I’ve got almost 40 pages done now, with the next ~20 thumbnailed and the script for the ~20 after that finished. I’m basically drawing it by what would be an issue if it were being traditionally published, but I’ll be uploading by page, probably twice a week. The first 20 pages have been finished since last August, but last year was kind of horrible so I didn’t get to commit myself to drawing it as much as I’d have liked. This year’s looking to be better though, so I’m looking forward to finally getting this story onto paper. As much as I love it, I’m still relatively new to drawing comics (this will be the fourth one I’ve ever drawn, and the only one longer than a single issue). It’s figuring out a process that works for both me and this comic that’s been tough, but I think I’m getting the hang of it.

– website redesign in addition to making a site for the comic.

– name change for my deviantart account. Probably to pjeanniejean. Probably.

– new scanner/printer that can scan (and print) up to 11×17 so I AM EXCITED! No more stitching together slightly larger pieces of artwork in photoshop! Plus considering my old scanner/printer was bought in 2006 (with my first ever paycheck… oh, memories), it’s well past time I got a new one.

– maybe some watercolor paintings? It’s been a while since I’ve just painted for the hell of it, and the days are getting longer now so it could be something to do. And I want to do more portraits. Maybe I should continue doing the thing where I was drawing all the reference pictures of people’s faces I’d saved to my computer. Maybe…

Also I installed a website blocker (stayfocusd) and it has worked wonders on my productivity. It’s the best thing since I discovered the youtube comment blockers, which in turn was the best thing since adblock. What I’m trying to say is that extensions make the Internet better.

Posted by pjeanniejean | 19 March, 2013 at 00:44 | Life, Ruby Red, Site Update | No comment

I HAVE RETURNED TO THE LAND OF PROPERLY MADE* TEA

I am back!  Where did I go?  I was up in Ohio (and also Michigan) visiting family for the last 2.5 weeks.  It was pretty well-timed, as apparently South Carolina went from the mild summer we were having at the beginning of June to triple digit Fahrenheit.  Now it’s only 97°.  But I am back!  And I’ve got plans!  Art plans!  Worthy of exclamation point abuse! !!!

I’ll get off my lazy butt and scan some doodles I did in Ohio in the next couple days.  I also finished a commission and delivered it to its recipient (my sister who goes to school in Michigan), but it was too big to scan and I didn’t get a good picture of it.  I will next time I go up there (which will be either later this year or next summer… who knows).

It was a good trip and I am glad I got to see everyone, but there’s nothing quite like coming back to your own home after a long trip.  Also cats.

Oh, and I saw Brave.  D’aw.

*i.e., twelve cups of sugar with some other stuff in it.

Posted by pjeanniejean | 5 July, 2012 at 20:29 | Life | No comment

Still alive, in spite of my lack of presence on this bloggish thing.  Art is going, life is going, and so on.  In art news, I got a drafting table!  You’d be surprised what a difference it can make.  I also got a light-box!  And I got a rapidograph sketch pen because my normal one died.  It’s been on the verge of death for half a year now, but it finally gave up.  So I decided to go with a sketch pen for now since I had a $10 amazon gift card, and since I’d rather wait and save up to buy the 7-pen-set than buy just the one pen.

Let’s see… the mini-comic that I might’ve worked on didn’t go through, but other opportunities have arisen, so it works out I suppose.

Also this year’s Winthrop senior show is coming up on April 20th, and I will be going to that.  Looking forward to seeing what this year’s senior class has in store!

Posted by pjeanniejean | 4 April, 2012 at 05:35 | Life, senior show, Winthrop | No comment

Hello! It has been a long time since I last updated this thing, and I apologise for that! It is a combination of being somewhat busy, but not busy enough to know what to write in an update. Or the few times I have had something interesting to update with, I forgot (although I have been doing better at updating my journal over on deviantArt… maybe I should just copy+paste my journals from there whenever I update it?) Well, let’s update with what I’m currently doing:

So as busy as I’ve been, it’s mainly a lot of planning and doing little things that has taken up my time. I will try to update this in the future though (that’s what I always say, I know). In the mean time, you can always follow me on Twitter or watch my deivantArt account to stay up-to-date on my crazy antics.

Posted by pjeanniejean | 1 January, 2012 at 20:34 | Life | No comment

So this is what an update looks like!  Not only am I updating my blog, I’ve also uploaded three (3!) new pieces, two of which you can soon have for your very own along with about nine other pieces, and many words and sentences to go with them!  Yes, I have uploaded the cover and one of the interior illustrations to that children’s book I was working on up through June, and it will be coming out soon!  Very soon!  So keep watching here for updates (or go here and follow the little elf on Facebook!  You know you want to!)

I have been working on a personal comic, and am just about to enter the pencil stage for the first chapter.  You can spot some of the thumbnails in this sketch post here.

Until next time…

Posted by pjeanniejean | 20 July, 2011 at 04:59 | Life, Site Update | No comment

Whether that means I’m informing a ho of an update or that I have sighted an update in the way that sailors sight land is up to you.  Anyway, I’ve been busy since last I blogged!  The show was a success, and thanks to everyone who came out.  Also, I went through that whole graduation thing.  Yeah, that won’t sink in until August when I realize that I’m not going back to school for the first time ever.  Scary stuff, kids.

Now it’s summer, and I’ve got a couple of jobs lined up and time enough to work on them, so I’m glad for that.  Keep an eye out, I’ll be posting art up here as I get it done (as well as random updates on my Twitter).  I might actually make longer blog posts as things carry on.  Full of words, I am, really.

Posted by pjeanniejean | 14 May, 2011 at 10:43 | Life | No comment