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We Killed the Hubble!

This is a Sketchblog by Faith Hicks, nem0 and Adam Boorman

We Killed the Hubble!

This is a sketchblog by Faith Erin Hicks, nem0 and Adam Boorman. We post sketches here, ranging from finished coloured pieces to doodles on the back of napkins. This blog is image heavy, but nothing wider than 500px is posted. Feel free to comment expansively on the artwork. We enjoy it.

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November 23rd, 2010

Oh Hey, A Drawing

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rothrock
Hey! I've been gone for a while! It's mostly because I wasn't drawing much after I destroyed some of the soft tissues in my knuckles training to be a cage fighter. PROTIP: if you're gonna punch a lot of things? Wrap your hands. Hand wraps exist for a reason. Or, y'know, take up a safer stress-relieving hobby, like drawing. Until you get a repetitive stress injury from holding a pencil all the time. Crap, this plan is flawed! Maybe I should just take some time off and catch up on chores...until I break my nose taking out the trash. Basically, I'm a mobile disaster zone and should probably start living in a bubble inside a padded room.

But now that my hand is mostly healed, I've started drawing again! While I was injured, I started collecting musical implements and subjecting my poor neighbors to my enthusiastic noise making. So, here's a self portrait of me with my shiny vintage Yamaha DX27 synthesizer, hooked up to my laptop so I can actually attempt to program it. FM synthesis is difficult, but the results (when they're not just bweeping or high pitched wails) can be spectacular.

self portrait with synthesizer etc

...crap, I totally forgot to draw the keys on the keyboard. You can pretend it looks more like this, if that helps.

November 7th, 2009

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Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender, mad about something. Man, I am so grateful yaytime sent me some Nickelodeon Magazines with Avatar comics in it, because I hate looking up reference for these characters. And they have such ... exact costumes. But now that I have these comics, hurrah, reference from an official source! It pleases me. Mebbe I'll draw more fanart in the future.

.... and thanks to everyone who commented on the last post. So nice to see people are still sticking around. ^^

November 1st, 2009

Ellsmere + 20th C Boys

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It is just TERRIBLE how I haven't updated this sketchblog in forever. Ahhg. You guys are still here, right? Nobody's abandoned me? Really sorry about this. Crazy couple of months, but now I'm getting back into regular sketching (or trying to), so hopefully there won't be such an awful lapse again.

Ellsmere, Year Two. Everybody has a growth spurt!


Sketches of Kanna from 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa. If you haven't yet read this series, GET THEE TO A COMIC BOOK STORE! ... or book store, whatever. Book stores stock manga, right? One thing I absolutely LOVE about Urasawa is that while he doesn't have many female characters in his various series (Monster, Pluto, 20th C Boys), what few women/girls there are are well fleshed out, liveable, likeable (or hate-able) characters. They are never "just" the love interest or a female character thrown in because you have to have at least one female characters. I don't know what he has planned for Kanna, but I LOVE her, just as I love Nina/Anna from Monster and Uran from Pluto. I think there's a real lesson in there for writers who work within a gendered genre, writing comics for specifically boys or girls: you don't have to sacrifice characters of one gender to appeal to readers of the other gender. And that goes to both male and female writers. Never have a character be just a love interest, or just the token guy/girl. Make them a living breathing character of depth, and your readers will love you for it.

August 31st, 2009

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This was my checkout girl at the grocery store and she was so adorable I had to draw her.


I would really like to get a picture of her, but for the moment, these will do.

August 30th, 2009

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More doodles! Coloured some up while watching Jaws! The Revenge. Which I think would make an excellent musical, actually. Jazz hands!


I used to have an obsession with drawing people sleeping... not so much anymore, which is good. It was creepy.

More attempts at the Phoenix Wright cast. Bit of a fail, but whatever.

August 28th, 2009

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A couple of sketches. I'm going to try to be better about consistently drawing and posting stuff, as I feel like I've become very out of touch with the fun sketching part of drawing. :P It's hard to keep things fun when drawing is your job.

Watching Lost, I guess.

Bum! A couple people noticed the different inking. I just switched to a pilot fineliner (which I previously inked most of D101 with), as it forces me to pay more attention to attractive shapes in the figure I'm drawing, as opposed to the brushpen, which allows me to be sloppy, and thus lazy. :P

August 26th, 2009

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Knitting isn't really interesting me right now, but being with a group of people is (considering I work in Artist Solitude), so I sat and doodled tonight while everyone else did things with yarn. Hopefully they won't cast me out! That could almost qualify as a knitting joke...


Outfit ideas... I'm very interested in clothing at the moment. :P

August 16th, 2009

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Some things drawn this weekend:

Characters from my boyfriend's comic, playing with their wiimotes. Yes, I find flailing about with those little plastic phallic objects very entertaining.

More sketches of my superhero girl character.

July 19th, 2009

Avatar fanart

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fanart. Katara is clueless. I like this drawing so maybe I'll get the chance to colour it later...

July 4th, 2009

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Wow, a million years since a sketchblog update. Ahhhg, terrible. I just haven't been drawing much that isn't comics, tho. Anyway.

My boyfriend and I were watching an anime called K-on, which I thought was the most adorable thing I'd ever seen. Some of the earlier episodes have an interesting proportion style with the characters (it fluctuated as the season went along), so I had to give it a try with Jun and Cassie.
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