Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I know that nobody is reading this blog, but hopefully someone will soon! Until then I'm going to write this like I would if someone was reading this! Recently I've been busy coming up with strips ideas and developing the official Lai Guys Comics website. While I was doing that stuff I actually neglected to keep up my routine drawing practices so I've been trying to do more sketches for Lemon Inc. recently to prepare myself for when I start posting comics. I know that some people like to look at artist's sketches and process work (me included) so I figured I'd post a bunch of Lemon Inc Sketches. Here we go...

These are some early sketches of the characters in Lemon Inc.. As you can see Andy is in the middle, to his left is an early sketch of Minsky, and at the top are a couple of early sketches of Elephanté. At the bottom left is what was an early sketch of what Tommy might look like - Obviously he looks much different now - and at the bottom right is jeff. The poses are pretty stiff and there's something very wrong about Jeff's expression.
These are early sketches of Andy and Jeff. I was trying to make Jeff kinda fat but he ended up getting too tall making him look a little too old. Their hands look pretty bad...

These ones are more recent. Some of them are okay. There's some Andy, some Jeff, some Tommy and even a little Minsky. The sketches at the bottom are of a character called Becky that I havn't Mentioned yet. The poses are still kinda stiff but at least Tommy's making a hand gesture. In case anybody is wondering, that Thing that Andy's holding is supposed to be an Elmo mug.

These ones are the most recent. Here you've got some very angry Craig sketches, some very bored Tommy sketches and a couple of Jeffs... The posing is getting better. It's still not great but it's better... I think Craig's enraged pose at the top looks pretty funny. The best part of these is probably the facial expressions. I think their personalities come across really well here.

It's getting pretty late. That's all for now...


Note: All art and words are © copyright 2008 Tim Lai

Sunday, August 24, 2008


So... This is a picture of Andy I drew a little while ago. His character comes across really well here but the colouring isn't very good.
All the main characters are supposed to be kids by the way. I tried to make sure he came across as a kid by making him really short but I hope no one just mistakes him for an adult with a really big head... I know he's wearing a suit but kids in suits always seem kind of funny to me. All this stuff will make a lot more sense once you read the comic. I would tell you more about the concept but I'm not sure how much I want to reveal before we have our official site ready.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Elephanté & Minsky

These are some stuffed animals that will be featured prominently in Lemon Inc.Their names are Elephanté (the elephant) and Minsky (the Monkey). Aren't they adorable!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Character Designs

These are the main characters in Lemon Inc. :
From left to right, top to bottom, these characters are: Andy, Jeff, Craig, Tommy, and Derek. All art is © copyright Tim Lai 2008.