Something Stupid Every Day

In which Cole Ott attempts to draw, write, or otherwise create something every day.

I post a lot of rough sketches here. All "finished" work is cross-posted on
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blackmagics:

Aw, it’s ok fish. I’m sure that screwdriver will be totally great for..poking…your enemies to death…a little bit.

(I’ve been playing a bit of Nuclear Throne lately. I love Paul Veer's designs + all of Justin Chan's promotional art. Top notch game all around.)

blackmagics:

Aw, it’s ok fish. I’m sure that screwdriver will be totally great for..poking…your enemies to death…a little bit.

(I’ve been playing a bit of Nuclear Throne lately. I love Paul Veer's designs + all of Justin Chan's promotional art. Top notch game all around.)

— 12 hours ago with 29 notes
#nuclear throne  #fan art  #digital art  #art  #fish  #gaming  #videogames 
Part demon, part goldfish. The stubbiest lil’ tormentor.

(a character design sketch for a comic-in-progress)

Part demon, part goldfish. The stubbiest lil’ tormentor.

(a character design sketch for a comic-in-progress)

— 2 days ago with 10 notes
#wip  #sketch  #demon 

Hung out in possibly my favorite spot in SF today and sketched some plants.

— 3 days ago with 12 notes
#sketch  #art  #pencil  #flowers 

sketchbook excerpts. the 2nd one is a sketch of this adorable character by Heather Penn (admittedly, I didn’t understand those shorts at all at the time of drawing).

— 4 days ago with 11 notes
#sketchbook  #pencil  #bleh  #art 
tiny character design for a comic idea.

tiny character design for a comic idea.

— 5 days ago with 6 notes
#sketch  #art  #digital art  #bleh 

blackmagics:

I made a weird lil’ comic! It’s way outside of my comfort zone (longer than anything I’ve made before! wordless! environments!), but I think I learned a ton from it.

I’m focusing my art efforts on comics for the next few weeks, so I should have some more lil’ comics coming very soon!

— 1 week ago with 166 notes
#comics  #comic  #art  #original art  #digital art  #fish 
blackmagics:

I made a short comic.

Err, I’m making a short comic.

I’m almost done making a short comic. This is what it looks like with all 7 pages slammed down into 1 glitchy image (WIP!) I normally only post works-in-progress to my daily blog, but I really like how this one looks.

blackmagics:

I made a short comic.

Err, I’m making a short comic.

I’m almost done making a short comic. This is what it looks like with all 7 pages slammed down into 1 glitchy image (WIP!) I normally only post works-in-progress to my daily blog, but I really like how this one looks.

— 1 week ago with 32 notes
#comics  #wip  #digital art  #original art  #it's nice down here 

some tiny rock studies + the rock-related linework for a panel in a comic.

The direction I think I’m going with borrows pretty heavily from this panel from the fantastic short comic collection White Clay, by Thomas Herpich. I really really love that book.

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#rocks  #studies  #art  #digital art  #wip 
Testing out finished looks for a lil’ comic I’m making. I may simplify further. We’ll see.

Testing out finished looks for a lil’ comic I’m making. I may simplify further. We’ll see.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#wip  #comics 
blackmagics:

I liked the three lil’ knights I tweeted yesterday (top row here), so I added a few more to make it match what I’ve decided to now call the “buncha things” series.

blackmagics:

I liked the three lil’ knights I tweeted yesterday (top row here), so I added a few more to make it match what I’ve decided to now call the “buncha things” series.

— 2 weeks ago with 87 notes
#buncha things  #9 things  #knight  #art  #digital art  #original art