The Age of Enlighteneers

And some other Ages, with lots of art and short bursts of energy. Enjoy!

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  1. So new year means new sketchbook and new scribbles. Here are just a couple of ideas I’ve been working on and off with. You will probably be seeing these guys much more.

    The heading comes from this very good book here. However, a really good place to start if you’re just getting into Native American history is Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. Or better yet, pick up something by N. Scott Momaday and just go wild; he’s got a large body of work to choose from.

     
     
  2. More sketches, this time based on the leaders of the War in the Vendée, a very  violent, very bloody revolt that added to the turbulence of the French  Revolution.
Slowly getting my art groove back, slooowly

    More sketches, this time based on the leaders of the War in the Vendée, a very violent, very bloody revolt that added to the turbulence of the French Revolution.

    Slowly getting my art groove back, slooowly

     
     
  3. I’m alive, really.
Just some face practice with some characters. Comics went on a bit of a hiatus since Comic Con…busy busy! I’ve got all my notes jotted in my sketchbook though, so something is bound to pop up once I get some downtime.
Speaking of comics, if you’re a French Revolution lover and need your fix, check this out! It’s called “Sky Over the Louvre.” It’s very short and features two fantastic artists: Jacques-Louis David is the subject and Bernard Hislaire is the one who brings him to life! Even if you can’t stand artistic liberties being taken with history, you don’t even have to read it, the gorgeous line drawings will be enough to keep you turning pages

    I’m alive, really.

    Just some face practice with some characters. Comics went on a bit of a hiatus since Comic Con…busy busy! I’ve got all my notes jotted in my sketchbook though, so something is bound to pop up once I get some downtime.

    Speaking of comics, if you’re a French Revolution lover and need your fix, check this out! It’s called “Sky Over the Louvre.” It’s very short and features two fantastic artists: Jacques-Louis David is the subject and Bernard Hislaire is the one who brings him to life! Even if you can’t stand artistic liberties being taken with history, you don’t even have to read it, the gorgeous line drawings will be enough to keep you turning pages

     
     
  4. In honor of Bastille Day tomorrow! And I figured it was about time I finished this ink doodle that’s been sitting around for quite a while

    In honor of Bastille Day tomorrow! And I figured it was about time I finished this ink doodle that’s been sitting around for quite a while

     
     
  5. Did this mostly to get some practice with Photoshop techniques and experimenting with styles. Yay French Revolution for always giving me inspiration!

    Did this mostly to get some practice with Photoshop techniques and experimenting with styles. Yay French Revolution for always giving me inspiration!

     
     
  6. Another sketch dump. I love baroque clothing, it’s so fun to do because of all the FRILLS and RIBBONS. The epitome of  manliness was to look good in ruffles and tights. Hell yes. Louis XIV was so kooky, too, it’s hard to take him seriously. I think he might show up again later ;]

    Another sketch dump. I love baroque clothing, it’s so fun to do because of all the FRILLS and RIBBONS. The epitome of manliness was to look good in ruffles and tights. Hell yes. Louis XIV was so kooky, too, it’s hard to take him seriously. I think he might show up again later ;]

     
     
  7. A few ink profiles of some French Revolution characters from my travel-size sketchbook. Gawd, there was WonderCon, road trip, cousin’s wedding; man, April was busy @.@ But now that I finally have some downtime to myself, I have already started a few more comics! I think I’ll probably try to put one up every week. Or once every two weeks. Actually, don’t take my word for that, my word is pretty shoddy sometimes

    A few ink profiles of some French Revolution characters from my travel-size sketchbook. Gawd, there was WonderCon, road trip, cousin’s wedding; man, April was busy @.@ But now that I finally have some downtime to myself, I have already started a few more comics! I think I’ll probably try to put one up every week. Or once every two weeks. Actually, don’t take my word for that, my word is pretty shoddy sometimes

     
     
  8. Voilà, 3 hommes!
This started out as a sketch…and then I decided to slap some easy  color on it :] Kinda goes with the two ladies since these are original characters too. Jacquinet and new character Lemerre, a printer, discuss  their hopes for the future with an uncomfortable Duclos in the middle.  BUT, like a lot of people during the Revolution, they’ll probably start  out with a common goal only to end up butting heads with each other  later…

    Voilà, 3 hommes!

    This started out as a sketch…and then I decided to slap some easy color on it :] Kinda goes with the two ladies since these are original characters too. Jacquinet and new character Lemerre, a printer, discuss their hopes for the future with an uncomfortable Duclos in the middle. BUT, like a lot of people during the Revolution, they’ll probably start out with a common goal only to end up butting heads with each other later…

     
     
  9. Simple piece, just kind of playing around with style, costume, and getting my  French Revolution fix at the same time. Courtois has already been introduced and now she’s here again with a hat that’s ripped off from Théroigne!However, citoyenne Marlière is new; she’s a grim, quiet lady with a calm head and practical thoughts.

    Simple piece, just kind of playing around with style, costume, and getting my French Revolution fix at the same time. Courtois has already been introduced and now she’s here again with a hat that’s ripped off from Théroigne!
    However, citoyenne Marlière is new; she’s a grim, quiet lady with a calm head and practical thoughts.

     
     
  10. Tecumseh and the Prophet:Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn  without a struggle, to give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us  by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear  and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me “Never! Never!”I  really like Tecumseh; he is one of those Really Great People in history,  but his story is a sad one. His brother (the Prophet) was a bit nuts  though and made a reckless move that cost Tecumseh’s hope for a united  Native American body…

    Tecumseh and the Prophet:
    Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, to give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me “Never! Never!”

    I really like Tecumseh; he is one of those Really Great People in history, but his story is a sad one. His brother (the Prophet) was a bit nuts though and made a reckless move that cost Tecumseh’s hope for a united Native American body…