Another night I was at a loss for what to draw (but feeling compelled to draw something). This time I was on the phone to my dad who suggested dogs and lawn mowers – with heavy references to his own dogs. His doberman does not have a tail. Don’t know what I was thinking.
I was having some trouble thinking of what I was going to draw for inktober. I mean, a theme isn’t required, but it’s nice, right? I’m not sure if I have a theme yet, but a month full of houses would be very useful later on.
Hey, this is the first time I ever used the gallery feature. I’ve been drawing houses recently. I’m practicing on adding more backgrounds and got to thinking of creating my own file of clip art that I could mash together to make street locations and what not. Houses.
Inktober is coming – a month long celebration of artists drawing in ink. I’ve happily watched through a couple years of Jake Parker’s Inktobers and seen other artists I follow fall in line with brush and pen. This will be the first year I give it a try. No pencils, no erasers, just ink on paper, a drawing a day, all October long. Even on 24 hour comics Day October 20th. So keep your fingers crossed for me and check back. Check back everyday. 🙂
Have you ever noticed the hive-mind? You know, when you were just talking about some celebrity who’d been out of the news or some fictional character and suddenly the same name is mentioned on a talk show. When five different movies are released based on the same premise of a long dead volcano bringing catastrophe to the country as we know it. When your friends have just been saying that you should consider having a book made of your comics and then you read a news article about Print On Demand: Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books.
So instead of hiring a printing service where you are restricted to a batch no smaller than 50 at the cost of $200, there will be machines that you can take your print ready PDF to, or select a book from a list of available titles, and the machine will make a book for you. This is some cool news. I imagine it will be much easier than trying to exacto and glue bind your pages!
I didn’t know what to draw one night so I asked my husband for advice. We were watching Keeping Up Appearances at the time during one of Onslo and Daisy’s morning in bed scenes, so he suggested I draw them young. This is it.
I had this sketch sitting around doing nothing for a very very long time, so I threw some shrubs over top it and have removed it from my working folder. This is Snow White and Rose Red. Gustaf Tenggren’s illustrated version used to be my favorite story book when I was little. Only I think Snow White is actually supposed to be platinum haired – I must be mixing up my fairy tales.
Do you ever find that when you are waiting for an airplane all you have to do with yourself is try desperately not to stare at other people. Sometimes I fail, if only because sometimes people in airports are crazy interesting.
Hey you. So, I submitted to another anthology, keep your fingers crossed for me. The call is still open too for the Unsolved Mysteries Anthology – comics about non-fiction disappearances and unexplained phenomena. I drew mine up on the Vanished Lighthousemen of Eilean Mor (fabulous article by Mike Dash). I found some crazy theory about the disappearances, like murder-suicide, viking ghosts, and aliens – but it’s the details and lack there of that inspired the theories in the first place, right? So my little story is all about the facts.