Saturday, June 14, 2008

Post 170

Practicing my inking techniques.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Post 168

Geez, just found out tonight that Stelfreeze has an art blog. Bout time I say! The man is so talented, and it's crazy to get a glimpse at what he's thinking. I'd love to post deeper process pics...maybe someday, but I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of artist. I think on the move and that doesn't lend itself to documentation.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Post 167

In a way this is late, then again, it really isn't. I've been going crazy on pages the past few days. I've finished about 8 pages of various things in around 3 days (layouts through inks).

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Post 166

So, here are some sketches I did with the new cintiq. I have to see if I can get a decent priced copy of Painter...though that's going to be tough. Reason being, I'm having trouble finding a decent brush in Photoshop for inking that has the right feel to it. I know that the scratchboard tool on Painter works outstandingly. I might just set up my old computer since it's got a full registered copy of painter 9 on it. Painter is much better in my opinion for doing digitally drawn pages, it's just a lot easier on workflow. What I may do is just set up the Cintiq in the other room on my old computer for drawing pages, then have the new computer set with the intuous for the time being...awww I don't know, I'll have to figure things out.

Anyway, I'm on break now for the summer. The day job is done for the year, and now I can focus fully on Art. Though I'll be going to hang out with my friend in Cali in July most of the summer will be spent on art.

I'd like to say that I'd be spending more time on my personal life and dating, but that's not the case. I've never had luck with that sort of thing, so my personal life has BECOME my art. All my passion and patience are put into my artwork. I can't say I'm done with dating, but sometimes it feels like that wouldn't be a bad idea. It feels like the girls I get along with and could actually see myself dating are always in a relationship. It's so frustrating that I've had to just cut that thought out of my head, so now I have a lot of friends that are girls, but no girlfriends.

I have a bunch of projects to work on this summer. I'd like to get one completely finished this week. The problem with these becomes the fact that I don't have much if anything that I can show. So pretty much it'll be Rick Dangerous with the few odd updates. I'd love to do more, but I'm already stretching myself pretty thin already time-wise.

I have to say this, I really enjoy the comic art community. I've really made some great friends, not from show-goers, etc. but artists, and true art lovers. It's fantastic to trade techniques and "secrets" with friends on how to step things up to the next level. That's what the true artists are doing every day, just hustling and doing what they do because they love it. I know I might never make it big, that's just what happens, but I love what I'm doing, and I love to share it.