Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy



Was drawing this when i got the sad news. Rest in peace.

From an unfinished book



Just found this pretty OK page from a book I decided not to finish...4 years back. I think I had 15 pgs or so, but then it all started to feel like repetition of the same old thing.

Heil Hydra







Thursday, February 26, 2015

I'm lazy



and I work too slow

#23


5 to 7 actual pages undone. Sometimes it's hard to say whether a panel is done or not since i'm going for this half finished half not thing. Anyways, end of next week most of the pages if not all should (really) be finished. Then there still remain...hmmm...4 or 5 pgs to fill with club related matters and some advertisment or I don't know.

Issue 23 horizontal




Crowning of Mika Skygazer




Aslok on dead bed




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

That kind of day



The day couldve gone better and it couldve gone worse. Still i managed to finish a couple of panels and the issue should be done in 8 days or so. Sometimes all you have to do is to spend a lot of time with a drawing and eventually you turn it your way. Sometimes you just end up spending an hour or two and all you have is mess.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Winter holiday



Starting now. Work proceeded nicely but could've proceeded nicer. At this stage (30 panels undone) the issue starts to feel not that good. But there are pages that are quite nice and some that are going to be nice. Time will tell. Now 7 days holiday ahead, maybe I manage to read some Pynchon. Cheers.




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Today



I have an evening class on comics expression. Just finished my second panel for today. Should do 2 more to make my quota. So why am i writing this instead of working.

Tracing is really bad for you



I recently had an illustration class where I noticed that several of the students felt that tracing is ok. Well it's not. At least not unless you are going for that certain traced effect. But for a student of art, no. Many of the old masters like Alex Raymond used live models for reference. Now this is not possible for most of us, but with the smart phones that most of us have and with a little help from a friend you are able to do most of the anatomically correct drawings you need. And then there's the wide choice of reference pictures you can locate from various sources. Like the internet. With this current project I've used reference pictures in several ways, sometimes some direct copying (the back covers for instance) or then looking for some hard to draw posture from the net or from my source books or then drawing from live or photo i've taken myself or asked someone to take.
Ok so maybe tracing is not so bad if you're not a student anymore. But why do it when there are ways that are MUCH MORE FUN. And then you might learn something in the process too.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Desperation



Just wrote a sort of a synopsis for issues 24 and 25, both kind of important issues, and looks like I will have to do some squeezing to get everything in. Or then make one additional issue. Today I wound up adding 3 pages to issue 23 which will now have to become 32 pger. Oy vey!
This thing is spreading like cancer. Every time i think I have it under control, something new pops up. The end is moving further away. But hey, this is the nature of the beast and I have to accept it.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Issue 23



Should be done in 15 days or so...

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Monday, February 02, 2015

Computers



I've been thinking of computers way too much past few days. I really hate to work with a computer and I try to avoid it as much I can. Looking at a screen is something I'm not able to enjoy. Maybe when computers become like paper that acts like paper. My main problem with computers pretty much boils down to the question of material. And for me the question of material is one of the most fundamental in art.  Most of the art done by a computer seems to imitate some classic material like pencil, ink, aquarelle etc. Sometimes better sometimes worse. But what is the material of the computer? I have some ideas, but it'll be a while before I find time to look into that.