This week’s Fan Art Friday is for Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman, a funny all-ages comic. I definitely recommend checking it out. This also serves as an entry into a contest for the launch of the second book in the series, Re-Entry-which I heard about via the Comics Are Great podcast with Jerzy Drozd, an abiding favorite. Checkout the podcast and the contest, there are awesome prizes!
As for the image, it’s of Thalia Thistle, student of the Academy and excellent Fireball player. Fireball, to the uninitiated, is sort of a cross between lacrosse and the old video game Rampart. With an expressive ball of fire made of emotion. Yeah, it’s pretty rad.
Unfortunately, this image is somewhat less than rad. In my defense, I was emulating one of my heroes, Rob Stenzinger, and trying out a new tool by jumping in with both feet on a real project. The tool is the app Layer Paint on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and it takes a little getting used to, as you can no doubt tell. And I don’t draw very well, which if you’re reading this is very old news.
The bottom line, though-it was fun. And for a personal project, I can’t really ask more than that.