I’m a few days behind in my Inktober drawings but rest assured I will be catching-up soon. Keep Calm and Ink On!
I can neither confirm nor deny that such a secret organization exists or has ever existed … but if they did, perhaps their invitations would look like this.
Tonight I was thinking – what if there were Secret Societies for Artists much like the Illuminati, who passed down their knowledge and closely guarded secrets from one generation to the next? What would their seal look like? What would their secrets be? How would one become a member? Just imagine having the inner working knowledge of illustrators from the Golden Age (1880’s to 1920’s) or even before that! How they mixed their inks and fashioned their pens. What was their work ethic? How did they define aesthetic arrest?
Anyway – I had so much fun doing this – I just looked-up at the clock and it’s nearly 4:00AM!
There is no feeling in the world like the feeling I get when I finish one of these drawings.
I’ll be working on the film over the next few weeks.
The owl is slowing coming together. I’ve had some issues with the camera that I am using for the filming of it but thus far I have been able to make adjustments and improve the process.
Every new project is a learning adventure and that is what keeps things interesting and exciting for me. I look forward to going to the drawing table every day.
Happy Monday! Hope you all have a good one!
My latest fun project is a web comic entitled: “The Adventures of Atomic Betty in the Virtual World”
I’ve wanted to do a comic book project for many, many years but just never had the time to experiment and create a process pipeline for images. Now that I am retired and working full time in the studio I have that luxury.
The premise for Atomic Betty came to me one night while exploring in the virtual world of Second Life. I wondered – what do our avatars do after we log out? What if they have a whole other life we know nothing about? What if their existence is filled with adventure and intrigue? What if our avatars become sentient beings when we are not around?
While still in the experimental stage – I am very happy so far with the results of building this process pipeline. I’m using a combination of ‘windlight’ settings in Second Life and post processing in Photoshop to achieve this color halftone printed look.
I’m having a blast working on this. It’s a nice break from the drawing table.