State of the Art: A Sketch Blog

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Nick Pappas is an engineer by day and a comic artist by night. He's currently working on his first web comic, Robot Rumba, in hopes of becoming a better artist and storyteller.

Expect to see all sorts of sketches, concepts, and other illustrations here. Future projects may include short animations(!).

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    one-a-day-drawings:

Making Coffee with CoffeeBot - This feels like cheating on my “daily drawing” tumblr, but let’s face it: i basically drew this whole thing today…
Check out the rest of the chapter this page is from on my comic site!

I’ve been looking forward to drawing this page for a couple of weeks

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    Making Coffee with CoffeeBot - This feels like cheating on my “daily drawing” tumblr, but let’s face it: i basically drew this whole thing today…

    Check out the rest of the chapter this page is from on my comic site!

    I’ve been looking forward to drawing this page for a couple of weeks

    — 3 days ago with 1 note
    #comic  #webcomic  #robot rumba  #coffee  #coffeebot 
    Robot Rumba Returns! - I’m finally back to making comics again! (despite all the best efforts to my website…)
I’m planning on maintaining my usual Monday update schedule, but I may attempt to do more whenever possible.
Anyway, my site is having some display issues at the moment, but feel free to go there and check it out!

    Robot Rumba Returns! - I’m finally back to making comics again! (despite all the best efforts to my website…)

    I’m planning on maintaining my usual Monday update schedule, but I may attempt to do more whenever possible.

    Anyway, my site is having some display issues at the moment, but feel free to go there and check it out!

    — 1 month ago with 5 notes
    #comic  #Black and White  #robot rumba  #art  #Illustration  #drawing 
    Robot Rumba Returns! - I’m back and I’ve been working on the next pages of Robot Rumba! I’ve got a couple more things to work on and figure out, but the official return date will be Monday, March 17th! (I may or may not be coloring these pages, but I wanted to share the lines with you for this momentous occasion)

    Robot Rumba Returns! - I’m back and I’ve been working on the next pages of Robot Rumba! I’ve got a couple more things to work on and figure out, but the official return date will be Monday, March 17th! (I may or may not be coloring these pages, but I wanted to share the lines with you for this momentous occasion)

    — 1 month ago with 1 note
    #robot rumba  #comic  #returns  #line art  #drawing 
    Bird Boy Fanart (complete) - This is some fan art I did based on Anne Szabla’s comic, Bird Boy (you should check it out, it’s really good!). It was kind of done as a thank-you since she helped advise me with respect to purchasing the Cintiq Companion (spoiler alert: I got it).
For fun you can check out some progress images of this picture here, here, and here (all on my other tumblr).

    Bird Boy Fanart (complete) - This is some fan art I did based on Anne Szabla’s comic, Bird Boy (you should check it out, it’s really good!). It was kind of done as a thank-you since she helped advise me with respect to purchasing the Cintiq Companion (spoiler alert: I got it).

    For fun you can check out some progress images of this picture here, here, and here (all on my other tumblr).

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #illustration  #art  #bird boy  #fan art 

    redrobotsuit:

    Hourly Comics - I’m going to blame the lack of a full day of hourly comics on my not feeling super well (still!!!) and then things got boring (because I was dead tired). I went to a housewarming party though, that was pretty cool.

    i did that thing where i posted this to the wrong tumblr again…

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #day 31  #daily drawing  #drawing  #drawing a day  #hourly comics 

    Hourly Comics - I’m going to blame the lack of a full day of hourly comics on my not feeling super well (still!!!) and then things got boring (because I was dead tired). I went to a housewarming party though, that was pretty cool.

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #day 31  #drawing  #drawing a day  #daily drawing  #hourly comics  #art 
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Robot Rumba Chapter 3.5a Cover Sketch - It’s finally happening! I’m draining the comic again! Here’s a sketch of the first page/chapter cover. I’m thinking it will be another black and white segment, but we’ll see…!!!

Hey! Proof that I’m working on the comic again!

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    Robot Rumba Chapter 3.5a Cover Sketch - It’s finally happening! I’m draining the comic again! Here’s a sketch of the first page/chapter cover. I’m thinking it will be another black and white segment, but we’ll see…!!!

    Hey! Proof that I’m working on the comic again!

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    Character doodles - I had to replace the nib of my tablet’s stylus, so I needed to see if it made a difference (it did). I figured I’d doodle some of the characters you’ll be seeing in the comic soon…!

    Character doodles - I had to replace the nib of my tablet’s stylus, so I needed to see if it made a difference (it did). I figured I’d doodle some of the characters you’ll be seeing in the comic soon…!

    — 2 months ago
    #day 22  #daily drawing  #drawing  #drawing a day  #doodle  #sketch  #character 
    Sorry, I had so much to do today it could only rush some doodles out by now… These depict a small subset of my day. Now that I almost have the Cintiq Companion mostly configured the way I want, I’ll be able to do more drawing away from home… assuming I don’t actively need to do things…
oh wow, i also for got to draw my beard… so tired… goodnight… zzzzzzz

    Sorry, I had so much to do today it could only rush some doodles out by now… These depict a small subset of my day. Now that I almost have the Cintiq Companion mostly configured the way I want, I’ll be able to do more drawing away from home… assuming I don’t actively need to do things…

    oh wow, i also for got to draw my beard… so tired… goodnight… zzzzzzz

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #day 19  #daily drawing  #drawing a day  #doodle  #tired 
    This is kinda silly but I just got the Wacom Cintiq Companion so I can work on my art when I’m away from my desk and I made this to test out what drawing is like on it. I’m still getting comfortable with it and I still need to set up my express keys (or whatever they’re called). So far so good though! My plan is to be able to work on page roughs when i’m away from home (this happens a lot), and do all the cleanup/inking/coloring when I’m back at my desk. We’ll see how this goes; more comics soon!

    This is kinda silly but I just got the Wacom Cintiq Companion so I can work on my art when I’m away from my desk and I made this to test out what drawing is like on it. I’m still getting comfortable with it and I still need to set up my express keys (or whatever they’re called). So far so good though! My plan is to be able to work on page roughs when i’m away from home (this happens a lot), and do all the cleanup/inking/coloring when I’m back at my desk. We’ll see how this goes; more comics soon!

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #day 18  #drawing  #daily drawing  #drawing a day  #sketch  #test 
    sorry, i was away from my computer all day so I’m attempting to upload a page from my sketchbook… let’s hope this works…

    sorry, i was away from my computer all day so I’m attempting to upload a page from my sketchbook… let’s hope this works…

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #day 10  #daily drawing  #drawing  #art  #sketch  #sketchbook 
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Here’s an alternate version of a self portrait art meme thing I did today. Not really sure exactly what i was going for, but its kind of a cool effect.
color version: http://redrobotsuit.tumblr.com/post/72165307268/neomonki-haha-i-love-seeing-everyones

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    Here’s an alternate version of a self portrait art meme thing I did today. Not really sure exactly what i was going for, but its kind of a cool effect.

    color version: http://redrobotsuit.tumblr.com/post/72165307268/neomonki-haha-i-love-seeing-everyones

    — 3 months ago with 4 notes

    neomonki:

    Haha! I love seeing everyone’s drawings! Keep it up! :D

    vantasphile:

    wecansexy:

    caseyboots:

    faitherinhicks:

    timlarade:

    neomonki:

    let’s see if this catches on. everyone take 5 minutes to draw what you look like RIGHT NOW. 

    REALLY hate having stubble!

    hawt

    heh

    image

    lookin good

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    wow i suck

    aaa! everyone’s is so good! this was a fun idea and i took a couple minute to try too!

    — 3 months ago with 11830 notes
    #self portrait  #art meme 
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Ok, so I’m starting this year off by lying: I drew two things today (that first post and this one)
This is a sketch of a character I’ll be introducing in my comic Robot Rumba eventually. I’m still working out the kinks of his design, but this is one of the steps I take when designing a character: I work in grayscale and try to figure out typical color value patterns I like to see in a character’s costume. I try to work some personality into the sketches too.

My first official post to my daily drawings tumblr…

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    Ok, so I’m starting this year off by lying: I drew two things today (that first post and this one)

    This is a sketch of a character I’ll be introducing in my comic Robot Rumba eventually. I’m still working out the kinks of his design, but this is one of the steps I take when designing a character: I work in grayscale and try to figure out typical color value patterns I like to see in a character’s costume. I try to work some personality into the sketches too.

    My first official post to my daily drawings tumblr…

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #day1  #daily drawing  #sketches  #character design  #drawing 
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Hi! It’s a new year so I decided to take on a new challenge to help me improve as an artist! This blog will contain my work on what I’m calling the Drawing-a-Day Challenge!
Premise: The most common response I’ve heard to “How do I become a better artist?” is “DRAW EVERYDAY.” That’s what I’ll be doing here: making something new everyday so I can keep myself in practice and hopefully improve along the way.
What to Expect: I’m planning on posting various sketches, doodles, and other “unfinished” or “incomplete” work here. It’s mostly going to be practice and experimental stuff, maybe we’ll all learn something from this?! Anything I choose to clean up and/or finish will likely end up on my other tumblr
Anyway, I hope you enjoy seeing this stuff and I encourage you to draw something everyday too!

Consider this a New Year’s Resolution of sorts…

    one-a-day-drawings:

    Hi! It’s a new year so I decided to take on a new challenge to help me improve as an artist! This blog will contain my work on what I’m calling the Drawing-a-Day Challenge!

    Premise: The most common response I’ve heard to “How do I become a better artist?” is “DRAW EVERYDAY.” That’s what I’ll be doing here: making something new everyday so I can keep myself in practice and hopefully improve along the way.

    What to Expect: I’m planning on posting various sketches, doodles, and other “unfinished” or “incomplete” work here. It’s mostly going to be practice and experimental stuff, maybe we’ll all learn something from this?! Anything I choose to clean up and/or finish will likely end up on my other tumblr

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy seeing this stuff and I encourage you to draw something everyday too!

    Consider this a New Year’s Resolution of sorts…

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #daily drawing  #drawing  #sketches