Well, I've finally found some time to post and it was really hard because I am SOOOOO busy right now and I'm also moving tomorrow on top of all of it. Exciting!!
This year I decided to submit a comic to the City Pages annual Comix issue. I only heard about 3 days before the deadline so I had to come up with and execute this very quickly and I'm happy with what I did! In fact, one of my former professors from MCAD--who was famous for being extra harsh and stingy with the A grades--he liked it! What a compliment! SIGH.....So ..... I'm happy. :-))) Anyway, I approached this with the idea that this one-page comic would be exemplary of my storytelling style, a piece that just says what I'm about as an artist. And, yes, I met the deadline. Because MCAD-ers ALWAYS meet or beat their deadlines.
AND .... I kept track of the process for you:
|Here is the sketch that I used for the layout for the final lines.|
|Here are the inked lines. I will say this, even though a line drawing like this is very flat, there is no-where to hide bad drawing. So feast your eyes on my totally naked and exposed skills!!|
|"The Swing" 2013|
Immediately, upon finishing this piece I realized how many pieces I've done lately that involve light, either looking up at, reaching toward it, flying toward it, etc.....I guess I will call this my period of "light" when I look back as an old, old artist, retired in the desert somewhere. The landscape there is so gorgeous.
As I was going through all my art stuff, packing for the move, I found my ever-growing stack of inked line drawings which is fun to rediscover. Once I'm done with a drawing and I scan it, I just put it away immediately and forget it and I have now amassed quite a collection of really nice black and white line drawings....I think next week's post will be a line-drawing retrospective! Which will be good b/c I have been working on the annual coloring book and set of posters for Columbia Children's Theatre in Columbia, SC. Since I'm still in the ideate-ing part of the process I am only posting these three (of 15), all of them are going to be posters, eventually....
|"Puss in Boots!" One of my favorite fairy-tale characters! I based him on my cat, Christopher-Robbin, who is my own puss-in-boots!|
|"Snow White!" Character design challenge of the year: The Seven Dwarves. Success: achieved,|
|I love this image of Snow....I'm torn about which one should be the poster image....thoughts?|
As you go along with the rest of your day, I will leave you with this pic of me sitting in a tree. A tree-house, like The Swiss Family Robinson is where I'd REALLY love to move....but where I'm moving has a lot of leaves in the windows and I have an excellent imagination so.....it'll do....for now....(:
Thanks friends of mine on the internet! It's always nice to have a visit.