for ATTRACT MODE
My Missingno shirt from NopexMare Odomo arrived today!
I wasn’t sure when they were being shipped out so it was such a delightful surprise to come home to after work! Mom took a few shots of me showing off the shirt (along with my hat full o FYPblogxMare Odomo badges! It seemed appropriate.), which looks FANTASTIC. I am just so enamored with it. It is even more gorgeous in person. Plus there was all sorts of little goodies in the envelope, and a great little note written on the back!
I didn’t realize Nope was based in Jersey! Always great to deal with people from my home state! NJ represent!
some process shots of the missingno shirt, which you can buy here.
the middle one is really funny to me for some reason.
the second one, the one with the candy-colored circles, the rings of pink and red, I was trying to maintain that circular motion throughout the waves. And in the clouds, which I eventually canned. I wanted some like… epic One Piece-type clouds. Big ol’ fisheye clouds spreading out. (Maybe One Piece is a bad example. I’ve only seen a handful of episodes and have never read the manga, but it felt right.) Anyway, it suited the context, but the perspective wasn’t making any sense to me. I didn’t want Missingno to look too big.
The last one, the one with the sketchy lettering… I was onto something there. I imagined something more cloud-like and whispy. A speech bubble (which would make sense in this context). Graffiti influences, obviously. But pushing and pulling between legibility and secrecy. Ended up going with bubble letters, which reminds me of being in middle school. Drawing stussies (is that how they’re spelled?? You know what I’m talking about. Those “S” things.) and drawing Gundam and Goku and Pokémon.
That middle one, with the slightly three-dimensional Missingno, I hand-colored those pixels, unnecessarily, for a couple days (really just several hours but, you know, spread out). I’m accustomed to starting over a lot. I guess it’s part of how I work. I wish I could just be happy with my first drafts, though, sometimes.
Hey you doofs. You can buy this on a shirt.
(Source: Flickr / nipocrite)
edit: i still dk
scanning colored pencil on this sketch paper is kinda tricky
not even gonna try to fix the colors in photoshop
edit: nvm that looked awful
They Used To Be Fruit (by mareodomo)
Painting party at Chris Furniss & Jinny Koh’s apartment with Cory Schmitz, Jacob Ferguson, and Breanne Boland.
We got art from Goodwill and painted on top of it.
Too lazy to link to everybody.
Why is Kris Mukai so awesome?
I love these lines, man.
She also sent me a dopeass poster which I got today(!!!) but I gotta take a good picture of it somehow…
New Letters to an Absent Father comic by Maré Odomo (click for a larger image). Maré made a new strip in his wonderful, kind of melancholy Pokémon comic series as a gift for Attract Mode.
Attract Mode proprietor Adam Robezzoli said that “He got some quality time observing [my son Dante] in his natural habitat, so I’m going to pretend that second panel is our father/son comic strip debut!”
So yes, it is possible for that comic to get cuter, and all it takes is reading one sentence.
See also: Letters To An Absent Father strips