Wow. First off, it's been a little while since I last posted. I'm gonna apologize for that, but over the past couple of weeks I was getting over convention crud, then Dave got something from a pharmacists conference (we think) and then I got whatever was going around, and have been suffering THAT for a week.
Frankly, this is the first time in DAYS I have felt well enough to actually float around the house and work on things.
So what have I been up to? Oh all sorts of things. The sketchbook archive is plodding along slowly, and I'm going to start picking that up again to try to clear out some shelves. I'll let you know if I find anything truly
The last week I spent slaving over something even MORE exciting for you guys!
That's right! Tangerine Wings #2 will be available for sale at SHUTOCON at the beginning of April!
I discovered that the best way for me to make comics is to do them in giant bursts (kind of like a jet engine kickstarting), so for 6 days I sketched, inked, toned, lettered and arranged the entire chapter! For somebody who has tendonitis in her arm, that's a pretty good feat.
But I can't take all the credit for not actually being in pain. The Cintiq that I have has been so immensely helpful with my muscle problems it has been worth every penny
. I strongly recommend it for any serious artists who sometimes have difficulties using regular tablets. (I have a problem with the visual disconnect, so I could never "draw" with the regular tablet, but the Cintiq lets me draw right on the screen).
So up next I'll be working again on Sky's End, providing myself a nice chunk of pages for you guys to read!
For now, I'm going to go finish working on my new panels for SHUTOCON coming up in April! Here's the listing (and times!) of all my panels:
ART JAM (Rules are listed under the forum)
FRIDAY, 9:30 PM - Midnight, WORKSHOP ROOM (103-104)
Do you like to draw? Want a quiet place to doodle for a while? Then join us for ART JAM! What is ART JAM? Well, it's an open panel where you can come in, and work in your own sketchbook or with the art supplies provided (pencils and paper). Feel free to work on your own picture, or draw one of our still lifes provided!
Time in a Box: Tips for Comic Panel Layout
SATURDAY 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM, PANEL ROOM 2 (102)
A picture’s worth a thousand words, but a terrible layout only spells disaster! Join Crash Bang Labs for a discussion panel about Comic Panel layouts and composition. Whether you’re drawing a single comic strip or a full chapter book, the tips and tricks in this panel will help you tell your story your way!
Her Legs are HOW Long?
An Interactive Panel on Drawing Properly Proportioned People
SATURDAY 10 PM - 11:30 PM, PANEL ROOM 1 (101)
Having trouble drawing people, or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn? Join Crash Bang Labs for an interactive panel on drawing human body proportions! The first half of the panel we’ll discuss proportions, and show examples from comics and animation, and the second half we’ll do some follow-along exercises where we draw a basic male and female! Sketchbooks are encouraged, but basic paper and pencils will be available for those who don’t carry art supplies with them.