Showing posts from February, 2006
So I bought the Canon scanner today (lide 60). I really was very doubtful about it but I need it fro some illustration work. The thing that finally made me fork out the cash was the thought of being able to do more frequent web comics. The thing that was making me doubt the purchase was the scanning program you get with the program, it seems very frustrating to use after using an excellent Epson program at school. I finally got some comments on one of my comics so thanks monkeyjedi and Anonymous! I know there are invisible eyes looking at the site but it’s nice to get that confirmed in a comment and it doesn’t feel like I’m just talking to a brick wall. There will be more comics being posted here now that I have a scanner at home, and I’m trying to figure out a good schedule for doing that. I don’t want to do it every day but I’m thinking 2-3 times a week would be cool and manageable. I would be very reluctant to even post comics on the web if it wasn’t for Ive, you’ve got to admire
Heres a guy that collects art from conventions on the them of a cliff http://www.thecliffguy.com/cliffs.htm Also John K has a blog http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/ And how genius is this idea to get comic artist to do classic book covers, would love to see more of these http://www.themillionsblog.com/2006/01/penguin-classics-deluxe-editions.html Also been doing some research into transferring photocopies any one got any tips that actually work well, also consider I’m in Australia so I cant by products from other countries easily… I’m going to try and pick up some citrasolve which apparently you can get from supermarkets here…If that doesn’t work I’ll go with the matt medium method. Also hunting for a scanner..I loking just to get some cheap..so far cannon are the only cheap ones i've seen but i hate that canoscan program. The school scanners are epson which has a fantastic adjustable scanning program
What a great theme for illustration Friday. I like ones that can be interpreted in many way but are still specific enough to warrant a response! I thought on this a little while and thought how can I not do a piece on Ani Difranco. What can i say, I'm a big fan...Her songs are amazing they have this kind of beautiful humble simple way of penetrating my mind and I find lyrics from her songs repeating over and over in my head. She's not for everyone but that just means there's more for me ;)
Thought I'd post another comic. I wanted to put in up only in B&W but couldn't help myself but give it a little colour. This comic was written a few weeks ago when i was feeling blue about being unemployed. But then I found out about some illustration work and also school is nearly started up again so that be even more work! If it doesn't rain it pours...
I have a whole bunch of comics that I've been doing the past few weeks in my sketchbook so every week or so i'll pop one on line for all to read. Eventaly they will be in an issue of 7 pages digest', probably issues 6&7. I'm also thinking of doing them in colour as I've found a well priced copy store. They'll also be popping up in the grainery news for all you Ballarat readers
This weeks theme didn't bring much to mind for me* but I found this picture of a bunny sitting in a chair so I used it. It was hard for me to top last weeks entry as i was so happy with how it turned out. You could say this ones is a follow on as it uses similar composition on colours (even the same script type writing) but none of the image was taken from web sources like the last few entries, chair just seemed like more of a personal theme... The back ground was composed of my own photo of an installation I did of a piece of photocopy art. It was a picture of a guy dancing with the text 'fuck art let's dance'. I had something to do with the complacency we find ourselves in from being bombarded with images of natural disaster and war. So it's kind of like, 'forget all the important issues lets get drunk and dance!'. Which sometimes you just need to do... *I've seen plenty of artists find inspiration from chairs it's a rich theme, but one that