This is the first double-sized strip since #1! I had a great time drawing this creature. I hope you all like the wacky design as much as I do! Check out the ‘Adventures in Cartooning’ post next week to learn more about the inspiration behind this guy.
Archive for ‘September, 2011’
Not only did I get their new book signed, but I also won signed copies of some of their other books! Just thought I would share my good fortune with all of you
Time for another update to Adventures in Cartooning (Or Things I Wish I Knew Months Ago). This time I want to talk about facial expressions.
I’ve been having a hard time getting my art to portray the right amount of emotion while drawing and I think one of the problems is my characters expression. I found a couple great resources on the subject that I thought I would share with any other artists out there.
The first is found at a webcomic called Lackadaisy. The site features a few articles on drawing and one sticks out as a great tutorial on facial expressions.
The second is The Grimace Project, which is an animated face that has sliders you can adjust to show a range of emotion. This is really fun to play will even if you aren’t looking for an expression!
I hope to incorporate some stuff from this into my comic strip in the near future, and I hope that this has helped some other creators out there.
This is a piece of guest art I did for a great strip called Girls in Space.
The strip’s creator, James Spence is on a brief hiatus and as I have enjoyed reading his webcomic, I felt it was a good chance to stretch my artistic muscle and sent off some artwork. I encourage you all to read James’ strip as it is a very fun read!
NorthWest Passage by Scott Chandler is a fictional historical account of the early colonization of North America in Rupert’s Land. English forts are being attacked by French mercenaries looking to get rich off the forts’ furs. The survivors seek allies from local trappers and the Native Americans to retake the fort before winter sets in.
Chandler’s writing is very good, and when mixed with the great black and white art, it creates an amazing read. Added to that is the page by page annotations at the end that give a look at the creative process, and this is well worth taking a look at!