I wasn’t sure how I was going to meet my blog quota, until I chatted with my friend about the marathon she’s running in Antarctica next year!
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A while back I signed up for the Sketchbook Project, a yearly venture of the Brooklyn Art House Co-op in which artists fill up sketchbooks that become part of a growing library of work that people can wander in and peruse. When you sign up, you can pick a category, and even before I signed up for a graphic novel course, I chose Narrative.
So, my first narrative will be a rough layout (somewhere between the thumbnails and the finished artwork) of my comic book, a little of which I worked on tonight.
You know, I shouldn’t be so hard on myself for procrastinating. After all, I do have that pesky full-time job.
Nonetheless, I do need to come up with a look for my character before I proceed. This won’t be it, but it meets my blog quota!
Another year, another Louis CK performance within walking distance of my apartment, and an excuse to draw him.
This drawing was kind of a botched attempt at using a dip pen and a brush. Actually, the brush part was fun, but I tried to do a little shading with the nib, which dispensed ink OK for about 10 minutes then quit. I’m sure it has something to do with me being an amateur, but I think the nibs might also be funky. I ordered them from England because it seemed like a lot of cartoonists in the 1950s used this particular nib (Gillott 290), but 60 years later, it’s probably one of those products that’s the same in name only.
I went back and did my shading with the dry brush instead.