Journal

04.07.2008

Widows

widows

They carry the earthly possessions of their late husbands wherever they go.

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04.04.2008

Standard Procedure

Here’s a five page mini-comic, in color! This is the first part of a story called Standard Procedure that I am looking to publish in the near tomorrows. There will be much ridiculous madness going on within the pages of this comic, and a little misguided romance as well. Plus, you don’t even have to really know how to read! It’s like show-and-tell, minus all the tell.

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03.25.2008

The Sadness of Sex

sadnessofsex

…two bodies satiated.
Two souls find their distance…

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03.20.2008

Riot Scene

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I had this scene in mind a few months ago, and was able to return to it and work on the drawing. It’s a view of a riot from above (seen from God’s eye, or a news helicopter). I wanted to create a disturbing image that captured the chaotic, explosive violence that people can inflict on one another. I also wanted to achieve this by freezing the moment of impact, rather than portraying graphic depictions of the horrendous and gory result.

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02.15.2008

Photoshop for beginners (the very basics)

This tutorial is pretty much extracted from an email I wrote to a friend of mine, but I thought it might be a useful for any reader who is new to Photoshop. It contains the very basics of what you need to do to get started in Photoshop, and to prepare your work for coloring. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to go about working in PS, and what I’ve written below is only one way of doing it. You’ll quickly develop your own methods as you get familiar with PS. For this tutorial, I’ll assume the reader knows how to scan and open their image in PS. I’ll also assume that the reader has tinkered with PS at least a tiny bit to understand how to move around the interface and select tools and such.

Ok, on with the show.

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02.15.2008

Just for kicks

A good friend of mine is learning photoshop and began color experiments with a sketchbook doodle he made of Thor, the oldschool musclebound Marvel superhero/god. Omar is the doodler, and Chris worked the inks. Here’s their creation.

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To help him get started I wrote a short tutorial on the very basics in coloring with Photoshop. If you’re absolutely new to PS, the tutorial just might be useful for you, too. You can see it here.

Well, I won’t be showing Omar’s coloring progress here, but I can show what the results of about two hours of notdoingworkthatI’msupposedtobedoing looks like.

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01.19.2008

Girl on the platform

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I’ve always been fond of studying people’s works-in-progresses. Not only is it interesting to learn how they go about drawing an apple or a nekkid figure, it reveals how their thoughts are processed into a visual form. The most insightful part of it is in witnessing the revisional stages of the process, when you get to see all the scribbling and erasing, all the miss-steps, and the editing that is realized through the artist’s judgement (or the art director’s orders).

That said, here’s my own work-in-progress. I don’t guarantee that it’ll give my unlucky reader as much delicious insight as I mentioned above, but it should be fun nonetheless.

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01.07.2008

Battlefield

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She visits the dead and the dying in the form of their lovers…

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01.04.2008

First post

A blog is a mysterious organism. As soon as it’s born, it sucks all your thoughts and opinions and spits it out to the public. Like a drunken leech that drinks your blood and vomits it out, drinking and vomiting, drinking and…

OK, so I have a blog now. I’ll have some works up here, random things that I’ve done and will do. Stay tuned.

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