25 Days of Christmas 2015: Day 1

Today is the FIRST day of Christmas and the launch of my “25 days of Christmas” blog post series.  There will be one blog post each day from now until December 25th, Christmas Day!  So let’s get this party started.

Fargo North Dakota snow November 30, 2015

It’s starting to feel like Christmas.  This photo here was taken yesterday night; snow fell here in Fargo, North Dakota.  

As for me, I’ve been busy working on my comics, promoting my work and prepping all the goodies for the next 24 days of Christmas blog posts.

Sketching Rusty Duncan on a Sunnyville page

Sketching Rusty in a tabletop game

These pages you see here are me drawing Rusty playing a fantasy tabletop game with Jason, Sam and Donny Hopper.  In case you haven’t been following the story, Rusty is the party’s robber and in this page, he’s trying to find a way out of the abandoned mansion they’re raiding.

Inking Rusty Duncan, Little Nemo and Cerebus the Aardvark with a brush

Here I am inking some more art.  This piece is to promote the next issue of Sunnyville Stories; two more are waiting in the wings.  But alas, that will have to wait for now.

Tune in tomorrow for more fun!  In the meantime, be sure to get your copy of Sunnyville Stories Volume 1 and Sunnyville Stories Volume 2 on Amazon as well as Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.  These books are available too in Kindle format!

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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4 Responses to 25 Days of Christmas 2015: Day 1

  1. Greggo says:

    Why do you hold your pencil so weirdly?

    • Max West says:

      It’s probably how I was just moving the pencil in my hand when the photo was taken.

      Why? Is there a special way I’m supposed to hold a drawing pencil?

      • Greggo says:

        There’s more than one right way and more than one wrong way, of course. But holding it the way you have it in your picture (presuming it’s not just shifted while you took the picture) is surely going to cause long term carpal issues, as well as reduce the steadiness of your lines. You can already see how some of the line work suffers.

        • Max West says:

          I’m not sure what you’re talking about with line work. Anyway, I’m well aware of protecting my fingers, hands and wrists while drawing; I take frequent breaks and also do exercises to keep my hands in working order.

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