Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I love my MAC!! Here Now!

I'm seriously considering not to ink anymore,but use the 'above' method.Every so often I do fan art (& I'm not usually a FAN of it HA!HA!). But I do stuff occasionally.Anyhoo, this puppy had to be done fast (a couple of hours),so here's what I dooed. Use lovely photocopy paper,I always tell my students don't buy an expensive drawing pad! Buy a packet of photocopy paper,its cheap its good quality and if you don't draw with it,you can whack in your printer.I did a light sketch with a 2H to plan out the figures/layout.Then I do a hard 2B line drawing.Off to the cheapest scanner ever and do a B/W scan.Chuck that in photo shop and colour with my favorite new toy my little bamboo. I love my bamboo its so quick and easy!Though I gotta keep doing hand colour as then my stuff wont look like the rest of you shmeddlies! PEACE OUT!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


 I figure out comics in all different ways. I thumbnail, write scripts, do stuff free form. For whatever reason sketchbooks are relatively ‘new’ to me (which I really regret!). As in I’ve cartooned forever, but only used sketchbooks for the last 10 years. Now I basically carry one everywhere. I have a travel one, which is more about rough sketching and to combat boredom on trains, etc. The other is more about doing pretty pictures and experiment with colour. But these are my mind banks now. In other words if I get “where do your ideas come from?’” questions, I can shove one of these books in their face. Before this, I used lined paper books doing little pen thumbnails. But sketchbooks are great to think visually. Which is what I’m more interested as I get older, rather than dense written narrative.
I kind of made the rapture as I went along, in a sketchbook about two years ago. I was asked to do a strip for a comic book about ‘anything’ relatively over a weekend and I had this sketchbook comic sitting there. So because of lack of time I drew the strip A4. I usually draw A3 (I find A4 too cramped) but it was quicker to draw smaller. Some of it works the finished strip is relevantly ‘cleaner’ looking. But it is always hard to get the look you like in rough sketches of poses and character composition in cleaned up work. Also I liked some of the layout of the pages in the sketchbook copy over the finished version. I’m kind of surprised that the dialogue didn’t change that much from sketchbook to comic strip. But it seems good & I needed to finish this sucker fast!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

stuff for other people

Part of a work for a comic about Australian history.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

end of chapter one

Finally it took about a year....!But I have been doing other comics!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

digital stuff

I'm slowly learning how to use Illustrator & Photoshop to my advantage. I found a great book on digital cartooning and slowly going through the exercises (& using 'help' & books on said programs & swearing a lot). I might pull the book out for a review.But its good for absolute involuntary luddites like me. The surfer is Illustrator the mousey thing is playing with Photoshop. More of this stuff later.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I love hard rubbish week!

Look at my cool new art holding case from the nature strip.It has 60s plane tags on it and everything!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Doing stuff for people.....

Doing stuff for people.....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I rip all my ideas off my sketch book

I don't write down ideas now,everything comes out of constant sketch-bookery!