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Reddit Gets Gatsbied

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

I should really be using resources like Reddit Gets Drawn to practice every single day, but I tend to get picky and wait for photos like this that appear to capture a slice of life; i.e. are not selfies.

Clown Paintings

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

First digital painting in ages, of a grimacing Harpo Marx. I’m jonesing for the restored versions of the Marx Bros. Paramount movies, out on Blu-ray this fall!

Bonus! A rare look at how the sausage is made:

Some Light Sidewalk Reading

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

A few weeks ago I signed up for an online course called Make A Comic Book. It’s sort of a cheaper, less personal version of the SVA course I took almost 4 years ago (jeez, I’m progressing glacially with this whole “pursuing my craft” thing). It’s been a little disappointing, because the the instructor has given no personal feedback, and in fact instructs very little, aside from 5-minute videos and a syllabus of online tutorials that are freely available. Everything is peer-reviewed, which helps, but I’d find feedback from a professional much more enlightening. And from what I can tell (based on the material I’ve been asked to peer-review), there’s only a handful of people taking this session, so I think they could afford to be more hands-on.

That said, I knew going into it that the most important aspect of the course would be shelling out money in order to motivate myself to finish something! So, here goes…something.

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