Wednesday, May 8, 2019

How to Fix Your Flat Art

Your Flat Art Sucks

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, we are offering our book Tangent City – Don't Go There: Reference Guide for Artists, Cartoonists, Designers, Illustrators and Painters for a limited time. 



Tangents are the number one killer of space and depth in your drawings, paintings, comic books and graphic novels. Tangent City is the place no serious artist wants to go. Tangent City – Don't Go There shows you how to recognize tangents in a drawing and then equips you to see how to avoid them in your art, comic books or graphic novels. This guide helps you build your understanding of tangents so you can avoid them and identify those that slip by you during the drawing process. Inside you'll find:

  • Complete identification of the different types of tangents.
  • Poor cropping which is related to tangents
  • Making flying and falling figures more dynamic and convincing
  • Shortcuts and tips show you how to take a flat drawing and make it dynamic and more interesting.


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Friday, March 1, 2019

Scooby-Doo Animation Work

Scooby-Doo! Flashback Friday

I did prop design work on these two direct-to-videos cartoons.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Drawing a Day February 26

February 26 - Onyx


A longstanding member of the League of Assassins, who eventually decided to retire from her life of murder.

A DC Comics character.

Created by Jerome Moore. You can find him at:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerome-moore-6825613/
https://www.artstation.com/jeromemoore

To celebrate Black History Month, I'm participating in #28black and drawing one black superhero or villain per day.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Create Graphic Novels and Comic Books with Adobe Illustrator

I will be conducting a workshop on using Adobe Illustrator to create graphic novels and comic books at San Diego Comic Fest on March 7-10.

For workshop dates and times, check this out: https://comicfest2019.eventbrite.com
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Friday, February 15, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 15

February 15 - Torchy Brown


Creator-owned.

To celebrate Black History Month, I'm participating in #28black and drawing one black superhero or villain per day.

Today we show respect to a trailblazer.





Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985) is the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the "Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem" comic strip in 1937 and the "Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger" a single-panel cartoon.

In 1950, Ormes re-invented her Torchy character in a new comic strip, "Torchy in Heartbeats." This Torchy was a beautiful, independent woman who finds adventure while seeking true love.

Ormes contracted with the Terri Lee doll company in 1947 to produce a play doll based on her little girl cartoon character. The Patty-Jo doll was on the shelves in time for Christmas and was the first American black doll to have an extensive upscale wardrobe.

Her heroines, like the iconic Torchy Brown, Candy, and Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, all ignored the heinous, albeit expected, stereotypical look and actions of a black woman in media (fat, slow, dumb, not graceful etc). Ormes's characters are strong and independent women who are socially and politically aware, who strive for their goals against all odds, defy social norms, and pick themselves up by the bootstraps and move on to the next adventure, instead of languishing in their downfalls.

You may find more information on this web site
http://jackieormes.com/


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

Love


A commission I did for a wife to present to her husband. She wrote the story and I drew a comic strip about how they first met and fell in love. I gave her the digital art file. She had it printed and framed. As you can see, he was very happy. Love always wins. Happy Valentines Day! ❤️
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