Haha. “Electronic Compositing.” That’s probably what someone might call this process 40 or 50 years ago. And in fact, the style of background art I am emulating is from the 1960s. But anyway, I haven’t posted a post on my workflow experiments in a while. So, I thought I’d reflect on the background art from…Read more
The Limitations of Google Image Search For a while I’ve been doing what I imagine most people do, and what some professional comics artists even encourage. That is, I’ve been using Google Image search to find reference materials. And for a long while I felt there was nothing wrong with this. It was fast and…Read more
This is a few minutes of highlights from a live video stream I did. I talk through a few of the problems I encounter while designing a new character for the Rudek and the Bear webcomic. She’ll appear in the comic soon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLDJ5Xb_VbI
Progress with page layouts is going well. I’m now at the halfway point! Sort of by accident, these tiny drawings–each page is about 2″ x 3.5″–are becoming pretty detailed and elaborate. I just got really into the process of composing the pages as schemes of values.
I have lots of ideas about how I might create the art for Żużel and the Fox. But until I actually try some things out, I won’t know what’s feasible. Or what results in an aesthetically pleasing result. One thing I really wanted to try was using Google SketchUp as an aid to keeping my backdrops consistent. That…Read more
I did some figure-drawing today, but mostly I worked to increase my Photoshop know-how. I learned how to write Photoshop actions. For a first go at it, I wrote an action that takes artwork from its scanned state (inks over non-repro blue lines) to a state where it’s ready to be colored and shaded. The action sets…Read more