I ran across an old Perspective tutorial that I made several years ago. Believe it or not, for quite a while this tutorial was ranked #1 when you typed in “Perspective” in Google… till I lost my old domain name. Anyways, it seems woefully outdated now, and basically only deals with 1-point (and sort of 2-point) perspective. But if you’re just getting started, its a good description of how to think of perspective in terms of creating a scene for a comic. I know it helped me a lot when first demonstrated to me by Brian Stelfreeze many years ago.
At some point, I intend to do more tutorials. Hopefully this will help a few people out there in the mean time.
So, a few years ago some friends of mine were joking with me that everyone that does comics in West Texas was doing it because I got them into it. I joked that it was like I had some sort of disease and was infecting everyone with it. They joked that I must be like a talent monkey with a comic book outbreak. Yeah… we don’t have much to talk about around here. Anyways, I liked the name, and I continue to infect, so I figured it was time to spread the art love to the world wide web. I now have an art and inspiration blog called talentmonkey.net for anyone that’s interested.
I recently posted an article on “getting started as a freelance illustrator” to help those folks taking their first forays into the biz. Its a good primer, coming from my own experiences getting into the industry.
Gargoyles Issue One Reviews
I meant to post this earlier. There’s a lot of reviews out for the first issues of Gargoyles. Way more than I expected. In general they seem to be pretty favorable. Actually, most of them sound pretty much the same. At least they’re positive. One Two Three Four Five Six
My friend Francis showed me this awesome tutorial from Kazu (Flight, Copper) on his process for doing a comic from thumbs to completion. Very interesting stuff. I love Kazu’s work. I’ve been a fan for a long time. I honestly had no idea that he drew this comic tradionally. I could have sworn that it was all digital. Really cool.
Has a new blog. He transcribes a lot of his motivations and inspirations over the years. Right now he’s talking about Joe Kuberts take on Tarzan, and how it influenced his art as a kid. I’m a big fan of Jeff as a person and as a creator. And I of course am a huge fan of Bone. It’s really nice being able to have that insight into what all he’s done and been through, and how he made it through all of it.
I am at once inspired and destraut at this comic. It’s a group of three professional artists, all extremely talented, that decided to do a round table online comic strip. With the theme of Pirates. The art is fantastic and the storytelling fun and entertaining.