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A Li’l Slice of Sunshine

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Hey look, it’s my impulse purchase of the week! Looking ahead to my finished comic book, I decided I wanted to do pencil art which I then trace with ink. That’s where this very evenly lit LED panel, the Artograph LightPad, comes in. As you can see here, my pencil drawing shows up very well through a thick piece of bristol paper.

Back in the stone ages, people might use a warm, bulky box with a fluorescent bulb for this purpose, but this thing stays cool to the touch and is about as thick as a modern laptop. It even comes with a suede carrying case.

The nice thing about a piece of technology that only does one thing is that I can pretty much give it a positive review after 2 minutes with it. But I’ll let you know if it blows up or something.

More Googly Eyes

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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Clearly I’m swamped with work while awaiting election results!

Mark the Merciless

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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One of our anchors is recording “Google Hangouts” (video chats) with a voter from every state in the Union. Since my only job was to make sure they were recorded OK, I spent most of my time trying to caricature each person. If you see yourself here, I truly apologize!

Drawing Things Out

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

After over a week of downtime I finally got back to the rough draft of my graphic novel today. Hey, if your school was underwater, would you do your homework?

Twenties Teens

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Hey, haven’t done one of these in a while. I was watching a video on using gradient maps in photoshop, and realized it was a technique I’d never tried for colorizing photos. Turns out it works pretty well, and you can easily toy with different color schemes.

Snow Tan Pt. 2

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

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I realize it’s useless to draw Ariana as Snow White when the original photo is so cute, but I had to see how it compared to last year. Apparently she’s a lot taller, and I can draw maybe 1% better. Woohoo!