Tag Archives: Process

Illustrating a Memory

In updating my website, I’m trying to make sure all posts (or at least most of them) have images attached to them. That’s because Google likes to find images with posts. So today, I created a piece of digital artwork … Continue reading

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Live Sketching at CAPS – April 2017

CAPS (the Comic Art Professional Society) had its April meeting yesterday, and we had a live model sketch night. I should have taken a photo of our model, just for comparison. For me, such evenings are great, because I don’t … Continue reading

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Spring Floral Wreath

I’ve never been one to abide well with blank walls, so these last ten months in the rented room have been atypical. But the lack of much to look at (other than the Creature from the Black Lagoon and his … Continue reading

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Using a Photo Reference

The thing about using a photo reference is not to trace an image, it’s to have something to refer to while working on the artwork. Today, during my afternoon break, I did this art card of a wave. This drawing … Continue reading

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A Stippling Challenge

In the process of doing these art cards for my client, I keep an eye out for images I can work from or ideas I can use. When a friend posted a lovely image of autumn trees on Facebook recently, … Continue reading

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An Incomplete Thunderbird

Once upon a time I planned to do a story that included as one of the characters the Thunderbird of Native American traditions. He was going to be a shape-changer who would take on the form of a man. But … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451 Cover Contest Entries

For the 2013 60th anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, publisher Simon & Schuster is having a cover design contest. Originally, the contest was to end November 30, but they extended the deadline to December 7. I’d … Continue reading

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Process of Art (2) for “Zoe Alone”

This whole graphic short story is a big experiment for me, so I figured I might as well do it to please myself. Thus, I am doing things no sane person would do on a regular comic. Like doing hand … Continue reading

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Process of Art for “Zoe Alone”

I’ve had this graphic short story bubbling away in my brain for a couple of years now. The thumbnail sketches and character designs for the story have existed for quite a while. But I’m only now buckling down to tackle … Continue reading

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Sketch and references

I’d gotten the idea at the June CAPS meeting, for no particular reason other than really liking Stan Sakai and enjoying his Usagi Yojimbo very much. I just started wondering if I could do a portrait of Stan as Usagi. … Continue reading

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