A moment of truth from Rocket Girl…
A moment of truth from Rocket Girl…
I needed a pose for a Terror Bird eating grapes, but obviously i didn’t have an ostrich or grapes so i used this blonde girl and some cookies.
Pretty good Tumblr to look through.
Variant Edition’s recap of New York Comic Con! There’s an interview with me at the beginning :)
Me talking to Bill Sienkiewicz last night at Dare2Draw. HE’S FAMOUS!!!
His speech-thingie was a really cool part of the night. It was kind of exactly how he does art. People ask him questions, and he doesn’t really answer the way they’re expecting, and sometimes doesn’t even answer the question, but instead goes to the heart of what they’re missing, what’s really important. And that’s that we are all incredibly lucky to be alive and able to draw. That in order to make good art, you have to work on your mind first, and put yourself in the right place. To understand that you’re in control.
Then he did a drawing demo where he would pick random people out of the crowd to stand in front of him, and he drew a piece of their face, and then another piece from another person, and slowly created a face that was an amalgam of all of us. He just came up with the idea on the spot.
So like I said, it was SO him.
Pretty art. Her name is Penelope, and I’m just waiting for this to arrive today so that I can finally start to color: 27” Yamakasi DS270 SE IPS LED DVI-D display. It’s a Korean manufacturer who makes high-end monitors for a stupid good price, partly because it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of most American name-brand monitors (speakers/ports/controls/etc) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfectly good, especially since it’s a 1.07 Billion color monitor which I have been wishing upon a rainbow for ever and ever and ever. But most billion color monitors cost the same as the pot of gold at the end of the bright and fancy rainbow. Originally, I ordered a slightly older model, and it went out of stock EXACTLY the same day I ordered it, but lo-and-behold, I received an extremely polite email from Yamakasi saying it was out of stock and I could either have my money refunded immediately (seriously? No thirty-day wait?) or select a new model for 10% off. They recommended a new model based off the specs I required in the first, set me up, it was even on sale (yeay!) and refunded the difference for the 10% off in less than an hour. Having had far too many problems with customer service with name-brand companies in the US, and then reading all the monitor reviews from people terrified of buying anything overseas, it still makes me pause. So hopefully there’ll be a nice little package waiting for me when I get home, and I’ll hook up and boot up this baby and start the 10-bit color pressure on my PC! I’ll post a full review later because I know a few people who are always happy for quality supplies on a budget, and every artist needs a good monitor.
Up next, testing out the latest Corel Painter. I haven’t painted anything in errr … a while.
And to those who say artists don’t NEED a billion color monitor because you can’t PRINT all those colors, I say there are more methods to printing than CMYK, and even in CMYK, some methods are better than others. Hi-fi printing for the win, baby!
SO glad to see more Rivkah art. This is amazing.
Living legend, Bill Sienkiewicz, is going to be at November’s special Dare2Draw. Also Shane Davis & Amy Reeder! If you’re interested in making comics and anywhere near NYC, you should check this out. Sketch from live models all night, and see these three pro’s speak. $5 discount on advance tickets (total cost $15) if you use the promotional code DAYOUNG here: http://bit.ly/17mofKg
This is TONIGHT!!!