Friday, 9 March 2007

sketching like crazy for the hell of it

having more insane fun with korean brush pen. the top is a sketch trying to find a style for my upcoming graphic novel to be released some time around 2043...
is the semi-autobiographical thing WAY overdone, or is it just me? too bad, it's all i know.


Blogger Dancingbear said...

Hey, Margaret, brilliant stuff, I love it.
Those cats are great! I think, and Jeff will agree, we need to see some sequential stuff with those kats! :-)

9 March 2007 at 11:11  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Well, the semi-autobiographical thing is done quite a bit, but it's usually done REALLY REALLY BADLY. But you can bring out a good one!

9 March 2007 at 11:20  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

thanks, John. you are so supportive!
if you're ever down here in the armpit of Canada, you can give us all a demo of how you do your amazing colour work.

9 March 2007 at 12:52  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

A demo of my colour work!? HA!
HA I SAY! AND HA! Again.

Okay, sure...

You're very persuasive!

It's really easy actually. It just involves Photoshop, and a basic knowlege of the tools. I don't know if I'll get down there, but I'll do a tutorial thingy for you if you'd like?

9 March 2007 at 22:28  
Blogger jeff said...

Yeah those shitty auto-bio Persepolis, Epileptic, Blankets, Pyongyang and Fun Home! Crappy things.

10 March 2007 at 11:47  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

i know i'll NEVER live up to those, Jeff, which is why i think i'd better steer away from the genre.
a tutorial sounds good, John. you have to remember that some of us are mere mortals when it comes to computer illustration. and don't forget that i'm so old that i used to have to write my essays by hand. home computers weren't invented...still, no excuse . i'm still making friends with our wacom's a bit surly.

10 March 2007 at 12:06  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Well, Jeff, those books you mention are indeed excellent books. But there are MANY MANY more really BAD ones. The rather generic "I'm an artist, I'm ugly and nobody loves me and I'm crap with women/men" can't say they DON'T exist.

As for the illustration on computer. It really isn't that bad. It just takes some very rudimentary knowledge. I had no clue how to do this stuff a year ago. It's still pretty new to me.

If you have a wacom it'll be A LOT easier.


10 March 2007 at 12:30  

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