Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Old comics










Comics and I have a checkered history. I'm tried to make a comic book more times than I can remember and failed. If you've never tried, there's something you should know: It's way harder than it looks! Anyways, I'm thinking that since I can't seem to get myself off the ground as a penciler, maybe I'll try doing inks first, getting into it, then try to more to pencils when I'm ready. I was looking through my comic related stuff for some pencil photocopies I got from Dark Horse, and I found these old comics. They are really bad, holy crap. I don't mind seeing my old work and shivering at how bad it is, because it makes me realize that I have progressed. The ninja comic I hardly remember doing, but I think I had just gotten one of my wisdom teeth removed, and I'm sure that this ridiculous story was something I just daydreamed afterward. These comics are sooo bad, but I'm ashamed to admit, that I have story ideas, like this ALL the time. I might look like I'm having some deep contemplative moment, but this is probably what's going through my mind. The odd thing to me, is that when I'm tried to draw serious stories, I don't get past the first or second page. I lose steam really fast. I think when it's funny (subjectively) like this, I have a lot of fun making them, and I make it through.

Monday, January 05, 2009

watercolor moleskine.

Do I need to say anything more? No, not really, but I will. I bought a Moleskine with watercolor paper in it. The paper is thin enough make a book you won't burn through too fast, but thick enough to paint in. The book is small enough to be easily portable, but large enough to make whatever you want in it and not feel cramped. It's sort of a "widescreen format" if you will, and I just love that. It couldn't be more ideal. I think it's the best thing since the Hi-Tec-C. I highly recommend this for anyone else who picked up the habit of working heavily in your sketchbooks from Barron (Storey). That's the word.