Saturday, June 13, 2009

Post 391

I was altering some col-erase leads to fit my lead holders (aka "architect drafting pencils"). I need to work on the whole 'blowing up thumbnails' technique now that I have the tabloid scanner. The thumbnails were a little too blurry and great for thumbnail purposes, but I can just draw it out better and in just as much time ultimately because then I don't have to invent features on the fly. So I spent a bit on preparing leads so that I wouldn't have to worry about the pencil being too short, this way I get consistent feel for the pencil, thus consistent results. Plus, I got one of those nifty alvin lead sharpeners for a buck at office depot, and rapidographs for a buck!!!

Also, been printing a bunch of...well, PRINTS!!! They look fantastic, so it's a steal at 20 bucks. Plus, they serve as a good portfolio, so bonus!

I need to get my print carrying cardboard tube from a friend who's had it way too long. It stinks normally when you have to ask somebody to give something back, but in this case it's an excuse to hang out with a friend...rawk!

I'm about as ready as I can be for Heroes. So I'll be getting things packed, and working up until I go on sequential pages. That way I can get ahead AND use things to show any editors! It's all about maximizing time investment. If you have to re-do something, that's just poor management!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Post 390

I used a tagger marker (Burner marker to be precise), and I went to town on a canvas. I loved the feeling of it! My friend Kat is so talented, we were painting last night and it's awesome, she didn't know that doing good, believable portraits in watercolor is one of the hardest things for painting, but she's REALLY awesome at it!

Also, big news, I'll actually be sharing table with some peeps at Heroes. Dean Trippe makes things happen! So he, Jason Horn, Paul Maybury and I should be sharing tables on Indie Island. At least that's how it's listed on the Heroes Convention page!! I'm going to try and get some ashcans made of my one story, we'll see how it goes. But at the very least I'll have prints and sketchbooks.

IF YOU WANT A SPECIFIC PRINT, AND KNOW YOU'LL BE AT HEROES, TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT AND I'LL PRINT IT!!! I have a nice new tabloid format Epson printer, and they'll be on high quality glossy Epson paper. $20 for each print. E-mail me at for that!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Post 389

Ah, the sweet relief of lidocaine/aloe gel! The sunburn is now kicking in and killing me, should be a fun night ahead!!! Had lots of fun relaxing at the pool, but that country sun is pretty brutal! Tomorrow will be a day full of call it work strips it of the same appeal...though work-ing will be a FUN way!!! See what I did there?

Monday, June 08, 2009

Post 388

Graduation today, so I'm going to be getting ready, and then helping line up students in the 'holding area'...that doesn't sound good at all, does it?! But that's their wording...not mine!

Either way, it will be a day of seeing them off into the world, getting to meet some of their parents for the first time...the parents of most Art II students don't show up to open house...I had maybe 3 parents show up this semester for Art II?

Either way, after this summer actually begins! BBQ tomorrow with the Space Gun guys, and then getting to hang out with a friends this week. Should be good stuff to cool down and then get back into work mode!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Post 387

Just having some fun here on a relaxed Sunday. Saw UP today, and it's an insanely beautiful movie. From the Trailer I didn't have ANY expectations, it seemed so standard fair. The movie itself is totally different, great, great film! Better than Wall-E in my opinion!