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Paul’s PlanetSlade Grand Unveiling!

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I couldn’t possibly come close to doing as good a job of presenting this as Paul and his team have done on his website.

So please check this out and enjoy:

http://www.planetslade.com/gerhard.html

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Paul’s PlanetSlade: the layout

I scanned in the sketches that I did of all the essays and articles from

PlanetSlade.com

Then, in PhotoShop, I placed all of the sketches into a 20×30 inch space and juggled and resized and fiddled until I got them to fit. Here’s a little gif of the last couple versions as Paul and I decide where to place the logo:

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and here is the tight pencilled version, on paper, ready for inking:

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Next: inking.

(Not an April Fool’s joke.)

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Happy Easter!

Ah… springtime in Southern Ontario…

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…and meanwhile, back at the PlanetSlade miscellany…

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…next: the big question is how to fit all of the elements together into one composition…

in the meanwhile, have a Happy Easter!!!

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PlanetSlade part II

Continuing with Paul’s PlanetSlade commission.

These are my preliminary sketches for the ‘Secret London’ section of his website:

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At this point it was becoming astonishingly clear what a massive undertaking this was going to be.

Next: Miscellany

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Barried

We are in Barrie, Ontario looking after a friend’s shop, house and cats while they are away in sunny Mexico.

Luckily, I can draw pretty much anywhere; like their dining room table:

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I can also draw at the shop:

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Stay tuned for what I’m actually working on: it’s a doozy!

Speaking of doozy, the view outside the window deteriorated rapidly…

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…and in the morning we had about a foot of new snow:

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Luckily, they have a new snowblower. Here’s the first pass:

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One of those times that I can’t wait to get back to the old drawing board.