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Didn't find an ames lettering guide but I found this for 55c which should do the same thing...
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Also enjoyed reading these house of sugar strips. Will have to keep chaecking back as it's updated regulary...

Phobia

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One of the ways to deal with a phobia is a method called desensitisation therapy. Say you're afraid of snakes, first you start by looking at pictures of snakes then maybe touching a rubber snake, then looking at a real one, then maybe touching a real one. But maybe not in that few of steps depending on the phobia. Although I did hear an urban myth about a psychologist and their patient dying whilst trying to overcome the patients fear of elevators. Upon the elevators doors opening there was no elevator and they fell to their death. It doesn't sound very true to me but a ironic story all the same. Speaking of snakes I'm not afraid of them per se, but last summer we spent some time at this beach house where people had spotted tiger snakes and brown snakes a few days before we were there. So I admit to being a little jumpy every time I stepped out the back door...
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Just headed over to the buenaventura website and found they have a whole heap of new books out. Some examples are the new comic art mag (#8) and also a book edited by Marc Bell 'nog a dod'

Comic resources

Thought I'd do a little post on a few comic drawing resource websites *This artbabe one is great. Even if you know most of it there's always one little gem or a different way you've never tried. *Just read this 'for better or worse' process (one of Heather's favourite strips) be sure to click on the 'next' arrows and not just the title headings *And this also from drawn.ca, some disney notes on style . once again maybe simple stuff that you may do intuitively but it still helps too read Also there's that new Scott Mccloud book (I haven't seen it yet) and I also heard from Mandy Ord about Matt Madden's '99 ways to tell a story' It's awesome that these days you can type pretty much anything into google and get tutorials on. This is especially helpfull for phtoshop techniques you dont understand. I'm trying to find out if I can buy an 'ames lettering guide' in Australia or find out about an international order f

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Oh yeah!! new Joe Matt confirmed for November! Drool!! Can't wait to read it, the last issue came out about 5 years ago. Sorry I haven't been bloggin much recently...My time seems to be getting eating up by my work I was in Queenscliff on the weekend and popped into the 'Salt' gallery there where I saw the wonderful paintings of Tarli Glover. They've really taken me and I can't stop thinking about them. It's not very often that I see art and think, I'd buy that, esp paintings. Luckily I was able to appease my intrest by finding some images on a salt related website , even though they are only tiny 72 dpi jpegs...

Murder in the red barn

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Artwork: Pete Warden (pencil on paper) Colour: Anthony Woodward (PS CS2) After visiting my friend Pete recently he showed me a few of these drawings he had done which were much more cartoony than he usualy does. I really liked them so he offered them to me as a gift. I swaped him some art too and also said I would like to give them a digital colouring and hopefully get some nice prints from them as well. So I'm submititing this for IF theme 'Farm', kinda looks like an organ harvesting farm or something..? PS-Don't think I'll  be making it to Newcastle this year.
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Here's an actual photo from the previous post. The differences are caused by drawing from memory. But I was close...

Local art

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links

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More link action from where else (drawn.ca) -justin degarmo Just when I start thinking drawing's not about skill, I see work like this that isn't just hollow refinement. Be sure to go to the site for more goodness. -michelle caplan Came across Michelle's site through IF actually. I love her portrait works. I look at them and feel this strange sameness between the work and some things I've been doing recently.
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Come across this site on drawn.ca, and it reminded me why I love drawing so much, and also simple is best sometimes

Safe

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'Safe' for IF

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