Been meaning to mention this forepaw thing I got an email abot a month ago about drawing meetings happening a place in high street. I haven't been able to go yet but hopefully sometime soon to meet up with some comic folk. Heres some details and a link for other comic minded follk ;) Do you like to Draw? Do you like People? Do you like to Draw with People, People who like to Draw? Happening on the last tuesday evening of every month, TRAILS is a new regular night of social drawing at Forepaw. You're invited to come and sit, draw, collaborate, improvise, experiment, and shoot the shit with fellow drawerers, comicbook artistes, small-press nerds, ink studs, scratchers, scribblers and doodlers. We've got some paper, pens n pencils, but you'll probably prefer to bring the tools you're comfortable with. At the end of the night, we'll scan everyone's drawings, and publish a zine of that month's work. There'll be free copies for everyone at the
Showing posts from August, 2006
I’ve been doing a tonne of research into inkjet printing over the past month or so. This is mainly to advise my students of the best print option in terms of archival qualities and light fastness etc but also for my own digital work that I have yet to find and acceptable print medium for full colour images; For me the biggest factors are accessibility in terms of price, quality and actual location. Doing the research has made me realise the fragile nature of other forms of photographic printing which we accept without much question, this quote sums it up: "I would contend that too much emphasis is put on longevity today. None of the other art disciplines are as concerned with this topic as digital printmaking is. Even photography is plagued by process such as the most popular C-Print (Chromogenic) process which chemically deteriorates even in the dark. Even Cibachrome / Ilfachrome prints can not keep up with certain inkjet inks and media. Watercolors are prone to fading as are pa
I've been continuing enjoying painting the colours into my drawings with Photoshop recently. I've spent the past three years trying to figure out how translate my drawings into painting and or collage, but I think they best suit being digitally done. I think it just took me awhile to figure out how to colour them in a way that felt creative and not just using the paintbucket. Also used the actions pallete for the first time the other day, it's so awesome!!
Been getting more and more into youtube.com after my friends blog dolediary started post some favourites on his blog. Then I read about geriatric 1927 in the newspaper and I’ve been watching his post eagerly. I came across this one the other day which I thought was funny. Then today I remembered the line in this movie “bleach!” and started to laugh again. YOU NEED BLEACH ! Yey youtube!!
Here's a scan of the lazertran transer I did onto a little canvas. I hightened the contrast on the canvas to bring out the texture for the blog. The process was as easy as I had read with out any hidden complications. Now that I've used this method it has really opened up the possibilties with the digital work I have been exploring over the past year. It's much more affordable and accesible than giclee prints and I like the fact that you produce it yourself.
I don't check Drawn and Quarterly's website for a few weeks and they go and update the whole thing; It's much better now. I desperatly wanted them to have a section devoted to new and upcoming releases so you can check it ever now and again. They even have a blog with regular posts. And even more shocking and exciting news, after searching the net every so often for any glimpse of info: "I end up erasing more than I can pencil...if anything, it's always one step backwards." That's Joe Matt explaining the near five-year drought in between issues of his comic book, Peepshow . Things are starting to look up for Joe, or for his work habits at least. Last week we received the cover for Peepshow #14, and he promises that the rest of the issue will be here in a couple of weeks (just a few touch-ups in the backgrounds are left, along with the second color overlays and letters column). This issue also brings to a close a story arc ("the embodiment of the dec