The Pencil Pushing Area — One Man's Work-in-Progress

Comics Page

Posted in comics, SDR Comics, Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo on May 16, 2010

For a lack of a better post and update, I finally made a Comics Section Page in this here blog’s sidebar. Click on the sidebar  link or click HERE for instant awesome. I will update the page from time to time on some sequentials that I have published in some Super Debil Robot Comics releases. For the meantime, enjoy and comments and critiques are fairly welcomed.

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Not slackin’ off, no really…uhm..mebe just a little

Posted in blog filler, SDR Comics, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on August 10, 2009

It has been awhile since I posted something other than the happenings at SDR Comics and/or with the Captin N12 Issue 1 release. I was just productively procrastinating with scripting duties to the said comics and been passing the weeks churning out something plausible for the upcoming SDR Comics Anthology hopefully this September 2009. In short I was in “writer” mode during those weeks and boy its the same hard process as drawing. Currently I’m writing the scripts (when Motmot sends me the thumbnails anytime now) for Captin N12 Issue 2 pegged for release this October 2009 and aside from that I did some plots and story proposals for Suede and Zerulean for the upcoming anthology release and to top things off I am yet to write/plot/layout/draw something on my own for the said anthology.

I’m not complaining, mind you. It’s a great thing and it keeps my creative gears going…on to the wee hours of the night with matching stare at the ceiling sequence while awaiting sleep or insanity or whichever comes first. And to assure you folks that I am not slacking off just yet and for posterity’s sake, I am attaching a snapshot of my current makeshift work desk (actually it’s our dining table at home with a drawing slab forcefully slapped above it). Nuff said.

Sprinke with some art props for the desired effect

Sprinkle with some art props for the desired effect

Its a slow weekend part 1

Posted in blog filler, geeks, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on June 14, 2009

It was a slow weekend. It must have been the weather. I don’t know, just want to have an escape goat or something. What started out on Friday evidently made it to Saturday and today. My sketch steam was almost off.

Saturday the SDR crew met up at SM Foodcourt for some meeting and chitchat and we brought our sketch pads along to doodle away amidst the talk and we decided (unbeknowst to Suede ) to do a Teenage Mutant Ninja sketch to make the meet up worth while. Man was I damn struggling to draw some Raphael or a Leonardo and even a damn Splinter. Drawing animals is hard stuff (Damn you Motex!heheheh). I was already struggling as stated in my previous post about trying to draw TMNT and Motmot conned us to doing it. Anyways, mine sketch was lame as always posted below:

A turtle is a turle is a turle. No more No less.

A turtle is a turle is a turle. No more No less.

And out of the blue and to keep me occupied I decided to ink Motmot’s TMNJ piece straight out of his sketchpad just for kicks which he amusingly agreed. After the meet up I just went home and watch the movie files Suede gave to me (wink!wink!) and did not lift my pencil for sketch till today. I don’t know when this would lift up. Hopefully soonest. Just an update, Captain N12 is almost done with the inks and hopefully be on schedule this July 2009 release. Kudos to Motmot. As for the title of this post, hopefully it wouldn’t come to part 2. 🙂

Sketch-a-Day break Sunday

Posted in blog filler by R.L. Bertulfo on June 7, 2009

…and on the seventh day, the dude rested

….be back tomorrow, hopefully. I guess. 🙂

The Streetcleaner is Coming….

Posted in blog filler, Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo II on April 16, 2009

….if all goes well 🙂

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I haven’t been exactly slacking off

Posted in blog filler, Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo II on April 1, 2009

Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I posted here and that doesn’t mean I was slacking off. In fact I have been drawing and sketching thingamajigs for a couple of  weeks now. It has been hard to juggle daytime work and family and the things and hobbies that I’ve been doing and rolling it to one and call it a day after it all. Its hard but I get by somehow.  and for the sake of posting something of interest, here’s a sketch of the bats I did just now 🙂 hope you all enjoy, click on the image for the bigger picture…its a special day to day anyway so what better way than to post. Comments are highly enjoined (have I improved on my sketch work in progress?):

Happy April Fools Mother Effers!!!

Blog-filler 3: Hellfest 5 gig

Posted in blog filler, the works by R.L. Bertulfo II on February 23, 2009

Just want to shamelessly plug yet again a gig to be held (yet again! is there an echo here?) at the Boss Grill @ Mango Ave, Cebu this coming March 14, 2009 . My lousy band will (yet again, sheeesh!the band : AGNAS, we are a deathmetal cover band)be taking part again hopefully, if all goes well and we get to actually jam and practice again, last time I checked was from the last gig we did a month ag0. Check out the poster (I was asked again to do the poster so as with the other 3 gigs that came to past even if I sucked at doing it, FYI hehehe) for more details and stuff:

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Tag–>I’m It! 25 Random Things

Posted in blog filler, Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo II on February 6, 2009

(tagged by John Amor via Facebook)

1.) I am known by different nicknames: chummy (by college/hi school buds or recent friends and acquaintances), gundoy (by relatives and old friends), mangtas (by the cebu extreme music scene/crowd) and doods (by my dearly departed mother and her 2 bestfriends).

2.) My beer dosage limit is 4 (1000ml) bottles of RedHorse.

3.) I get drunk and passed out almost always during a drinking spree and can’t remember when or how I got back home alive.

4.) I am a frustrated sequential artist and still wants to be one.

5.) I play in a cebu based deathmetal band as bass/vocals just for kicks since 1994.

6.) I despise math and now I’m stuck working in an auditing firm.

7.) My motto in life is ” Wisest is he who knows that he does not know”.

8.) I maintain blog sites and join networking sites (such as these) even if I’ve got nothing interesting to share and post.

9.) My favorite color is black and no other.

10.) The nickname Chummy was derived by a high school mate of mine who insisted on calling me by that name because it reminded him of the Royal True Orange commercial featuring a chubby kid popular at that time. (I’ll break his neck if given the chance and I could turn back the clock)

11.) Party Clowns give me the jeepers creepers.

12.) I mentally say “Fuck You!” almost every time I get the chance.

13.) I’m one of them sensitive new age guys (eheheheh) or SNAG who loves poetry and sheds a tear during sunsets (uhmmmm…mebe not that sensitive).

14.) I am an internet forum lurker by birth.

15.) I still keep my hotmail email since 1997 eventhough I don’t use it.

16.) My greatest fan and critique is my Wife 🙂 .

17.) I have mastered the art of making everyone think that I’m working on something.

18.) I sometimes hallucinate that I am the Shane Embury (Napalm Death fame) of the Cebu Metal Scene.

19.) A close friend of mine and I originated a black metal band in Cagayan de Oro. Me on Bass duties.

20.) I have an Industrial Metal side project band as bassist that is put on hold.

21.) In the height of Cueshe’s success some chic actually mistook me as a member of the said band once while commuting to SM.

22.) I am a closet Agnostic and seriously thinking about Nihilism.

23.) I still have to read a couple of books that I have acquired over the last two years.

24.) I hate Nazi wearing keeds (believe me, there’s lots of them nowadays).

25.) I am patient, so much so that everyone thinks that I am too passive.

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blog-filler2: Enslaving the Masses gig

Posted in Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo II on January 7, 2009

Just want to shamelessly plug a gig again to be held at the Boss Grill @ Mango Ave, Cebu this coming Jan 17, 2009, in conjunction and in defiance with the Sinulog Festival 2009. My lousy band will be taking part again hopefully, if all goes well. Check out the poster (I was forced to do the poster via PS also did it in the previous gig, FYI hehehe)for more details and stuff:

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Happy Holidays!!!

Posted in inks, sketches, the works by R.L. Bertulfo II on December 25, 2008

For the purpose of updating this blog, Me and black (way cooler than the red) Spidey would like to greet each and everyone of the web community and its constituents a Happy Holidays!!! Heres to another year!

Spidey Happy Holidays 2008


Post It Notes:

a little info on the above image

I drew this today right after all the commotion and hullabaloo of last nights family gathering awaiting Christmas 2008 and honestly, what I had in mind of drawing was the original Spidey costume (I dont even know why I chose him in the first place, all I had in mind was him the whole time) with the elf hat and santa loot but as I tried to sketch him up and I had a hard time doing his costume, them web linings on his tights are damn hard, geez, I thought it would not be difficult but boy was I surprised, so what better way to alleviate the situation by replacing him with his more meaner more cooler black costume….NOT! I had a hard time doing it as well, geeez, me drawing muscles were in knots. Spideys black costume made it hard for me to put the lighting points and shadows. hehehhe..more practice (which I am guilty at not been doing much) and to add insult to injury I tried to ink this f@#$ piece and what you have above kinda looks goofy but I posted this piece solely to greet each and everyone at cyberland for the holidays so you all have to forgive me for the above piece in the spirit of christmas sake (even when looking at it makes one think of black Spidey stealing some lot in some bank somewhere on Christmas, meany looking spidey)…hahaha…I sucked more in inking not that I dont suck at pencils as well…ha-huum…one man’s work in progress as usual. Forgive the inks, the mean pose and them feet, goddam feet and yeah, them shadows mostly also. 🙂  Heres the scanned pencils (which is little tolerable than the inked version, but still a lousy at it) before the tragedy of inking took place…critics are sure welcomed folks (i.e. john, alex and suede) in this season of giving.spideyxmassketch