Friday, January 22, 2010
I recently did a tutorial for my friends & fellow board members at the CHFB, demonstrating how I put my pieces together. I started out showing how I do the basic drawing in Illustrator. I then followed it up by showing an alternate version with additional elements. I included links to other online tutorials that show how to do the battered pulp cover, battered comic cover, and a site that has some terrific fonts, free for personal use.
If you are interested in the tutorial I posted, go here.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I've been fascinated with the films of Georges Méliès. I recently watched 'Trip to the Moon' (Le Voyage das la lune) for the first time, and it got me all fired up about finding more of Méliès' films. I was able to watch some of them on You Tube. Such amazing stuff and I am just fascinated by the imagery. I'm saving up my nickels to buy a fancy $80 DVD set that has all of the films Méliès' made, it also includes a book.
Watching 'Trip to the Moon' was triggered by a budding interest I'm having in early 20th Century films and ideas of space travel. Or early Sci-Fi, before there was such a term. This interest was brought on by the following cartoon, Willie Whopper in 'Stratos Fear'
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Hi everybody! I hope that you all had a terrific holiday season, and welcome to 2010! This year, in addition to the Classic Horror Challenge, I've decided to challenge myself to doing a piece a week for the Art Jumble blog. We'll see how long I last. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it. The topic for this week is 'Cleopatra'.