Still trying to get actual pen-on-paper work done
(it’s a little difficult since I’m currently not residing in the same building as my drawing board)
but in the meantime, here’s more ‘Fun With the Cintiq’:
Not a lot of finished art to show this week. Mostly preliminary layouts,
but I do have a Batman and a Darkvark done on 3″ x 5″ cards:
Here’s a commission I did for DJ on the inside back cover of his sketchbook:
…some sample sketches for an article:
…inked drawings for the article:
…and playing around with my drawing tablet:
…it’s good to play around.
We are gearing up to hit the convention circuit again this year.
Here are the confirmed show so far:
March 16 – 18: Toronto Comicon
April 14 – 15: DINK, Denver CO
April 28 – 29: S.P.A.C.E., Columbus OH
August 30 – September 3: Dragon Con, Atlanta GA
September 21 – 23: MegaCon, Tampa Bay FL
Hope to see some of you!
Jan 10 9:00 a.m. -17C (1.4F):
same day, 5:00 p.m. 1C (33.8F)
I consider going outside:
by midnight on Jan 11th, the temperature soars to 11C (51.8F)
in the morning, Jan 12th, 9:00 a.m. it’s back down to 0C (32F):
same day, 2:30 p.m. -10C (14F):
3:30 p.m. -15C (5F):
6:00 p.m. -26C (-15F)
on its way back down to -30 (-22F):
I go back to bed.
Here are the steps I go through for each page of the ‘Smile of the Absent Cat’ story:
Then lather, rinse, repeat as necessary:
…I’m not quite ready for the 21st century just yet.
We still just use our phone as a —you know— a phone.
The only internet access we have is a Rogers ‘Rocket Stick’ (if you use more than 12 gig a month, the costs ‘rocket’ and they ‘stick’ you with the bill).
So no YouTube or Netflix, we don’t have cable or satellite.
Our primary source of heat is still the wood stove and we still live out in the country where we regularly have power outages and frequently have no running water…
…I have a new Wacom Cintiq 13HD drawing tablet:
I had decided —for reasons too numerous and boring to go into here— that I would colour the ‘Absent Cat’ pages on the computer and that things would go much faster if I used the right equipment.
So far, so good, I think.