Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Writing and doodling about everything and nothing in particular. The weather and life has been a bit chaotic in Wakefield this week. All at once, spring weather thunder and hail showers powerful enough to cause flooding in the house and cellar. Gutters backing up with ice, forcing water where water shouldn't be forced under the eaves. Combined with discovering last week that I am now wheat intolerant giving me migraines and stomach upsets for the past six weeks.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Monday, 21 March 2016
Monday, 1 February 2016
February the 1st is Hourly Comics Day, when seemingly sensible people document their day by drawing comics. I managed 4 hours this year before giving in as the afternoon and evening was spent doing nothing of interest to anyone.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Digital doodles with Kyle Webster brushes for Photoshop. I went for the Megapack containing 150+ brushes including the (Quentin) Blake brush, the line work for this doodle was rendered with it. The brushes are great and give a wide range of natural feeling marks and strokes.
Every now and then I give digital drawing a go and every time I go back to traditional pen and ink. When I was younger, drawing for long periods of time gave me knuckle ache in my drawing right hand, I put it down to trying to draw in a particular style and literally suffering for comic art. I learnt over time to relax and draw in a way that I enjoyed and I haven't had achy knuckles since. I hadn't thought about this until I realised that drawing The Revenant and this Freefaller doodle I had developed a nagging ache in my right shoulder. I'm holding my posture in a particular way when drawing with a tablet, pen and monitor to accommodate the various angles, angles that come naturally with pen and ink.