“Whappity Whappity”

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If you are a lurker from Imgur (and you might be one) then the ol’ Whappity Whappity Stormtrooper meme in not lost on you… for all other’s here is a fun “in process” project for the upcoming central New York Tech Garden gallery exhibit “Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Logical Choice”.

(Above) Pencil drawings and roughs always come first. Notice all the smudges and eraser crud?

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Laying down red color layers. Watercolor, liquid acrylic and gosh knows what else!

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Greys and blacks are the last step along with touch-ups and overall composition checks. Thanks for scrollin’ and if you’d like to pick up a print.

 

"Whappity Whappity" stormtrooper illustration piece by Rebecca Miller in the Tech Garden "Star Wars vs Star Trek: A Logical Choice" group art exhibit. Rebecca Miller illustration."Whappity Whappity" art gallery exhibit 2016. Rebecca Miller illustration.

This post first appeared on January 17th, 2016. “Whappity Whappity” was featured in the 2016 “Star Wars vs. Star Trek: A Logical Choice” group art exhibit at The Tech Garden Gallery in Syracuse New York.

The piece will also be a part of the upcoming 2016 group exhibit “On My Own Time” at The Everson Museum of Art from October 8th, 2016 – November 11th, 2016.

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

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From the Archive: “Inanimate”

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“Inanimate” is one of those moods where time stops or slugs along like syrup in winter next to icebergs. But you ever get the sense of being inanimate when everything rushes around you… so fast that it stops still or you do? Let me know what you think is inanimate to you? And yes, Keanu’s Reeves acting style has been counting in on the tally in the One Day One Sketch scoreboard.

This archived sketch was first posted on August 29th, 2011.

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archive: “Blank” illustration

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Blank” really zoned in on those rare, somewhat blissful, or happenstance moments where everything around you is just white noise. Background music. Elevator music if you’re that panned out. Although, come to admit, maybe it’s just spacing out sketching for the One Day One Sketch blog. Hmmm.

This post first appeared on September 6th, 2011. 

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archive: “Nauseated”

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That’s the last time we’re downing a gallon of milk in under an hour. Just the thought of slamming it and keeping it in for a half hour after. Feeling kinda sick and wait… wait… we’re a little Nauseated thinking about it coming back up.

Urp. We’re just gonna… gonna lie down for a while.

This post appeared on April 13, 2012. A print of this illustration piece was featured at the Redbubble Australian headquarters in 2012. Prints and t shirts available here.

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archive: “Inked” rough final

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"Inked" dapper vintage octopus illustration - Rebecca Miller illustration

This post first appeared on June 20th, 2013. The piece “Inked” was featured in the 2013 “On My Own Time” group exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art and the Szozda Gallery in Syracuse, NY. The piece was also featured on the Redbubble blog here in the “Tattoo Artworks that Would Look Good on Both Paper and Skin (and shirts and cases and stickers) article.

Prints, stickers, and tee shirts available here!

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archive: “Narwhal Martini”

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I say, what a cheery chap, old sport! Looks like One Day One Sketch is laying down the ink and linework for the Narwhale Martini illustration tattoo design sketch. Just dapper!

Concocted from a very clever and quite brilliant suggestion from one of our awesome fellow bloggers, Kevin B., this illustration design features a very dapper narwhal martini with a olive skewer. We tip our (mini-Narwhal sized) top hats to you, of course.

This post first appeared on March 2nd-March 4th, 2014. Prints, stickers, and swag available here for a limited time.

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archives: “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” illustration

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“Feel Good Hit of the Summer” illustration featuring tongue-in-cheek humorous illustration of nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol. as a parody illustration as inspired by the lyrics of The Queens of Stone Age.

The first sketches appeared on February 26th, 2014 and February 27th, 2014. The illustration piece was featured in the 2013 juried show “On My Own Time” group exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art and the Szozda Gallery in Syracuse, NY. 

From the Archive: Military Tortoise Dude

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Final rough for the Marine red footed tortoise illustration. Note that the lil guy is geared up with M16.

This post first appeared on February 28th, 2014. Tee shirts, stickers, and swag available here for a limited time.

(c) Rebecca Miller illustration

From the Archive: Self-portraits

From January 21st, 2015 blog post

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Realizing this now, there hasn’t been a self portrait done in about ten years. Really. It’s not a subject I pursue (one i avoid) but with this graphic novel coming into the forefront this quick lil piece helped breakthrough some stylistic goals and rubric that I wanted the feel of novel to towards. Call it the beginning character sheet for what’s to come.

From January 25th, 2015 blog post

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This is a very simple sketched out visual solution to part of the style I’m aiming to render most if not all of the graphic novel in. Playing heftily on the use of positive and negative space as well as three main colors: black, white, and tan.

This is a rough sketch of “drained”. Or when that feeling when you get when something (energy, belief, life force etc) is just leaking out somehow. Its a concept that’s been rolling around in my noggin for some time but hasn’t properly executed itself until about a day or ago.

From November 10th, 2015 blog post

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