Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Clever idea

Something that's been mentioned over at the CCGB forums recently is selling original artwork. For someone like me, who works mainly digitially, this is a bit of a nightmare, as I obviously have no original artwork to sell (unless I create it again). The wonderful Steve Bright has come up with a hybrid solution for us digital creatives - for colour cartoons, simply print the colour layer, and then ink over the top of it.

It's so simple, it's brilliant! Why didn't I think of this before...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CCGB #130

Saturday, January 21, 2012

CCGB #129

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CCGB #128

Friday, January 06, 2012

News, news, news...

Firstly, happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a good christmas (mine was pretty good overall) and an enjoyable new year.

Secondly, the news. Exiting things are happening at Raven Towers. As I mentioned previously, I did some commisions just before christmas, and the response was such that I'm in the process of setting up a new website just to deal with the commisions side of my work. I can't say too much at present, as it's still in the planning stages, but hopefully, it'll be up and running before March. keep an eye on this blog, as I'll be announcing it here first.

I've noticed that my cartooning speed in increasing. This is good news, as it means I can produce more, including possibly submitting some more cartoons to Private Eye (I did recently, and got a lovely note from Ian Hislop, no less).

On the hardware side, my tablet now has Manga Studio EX4 (thanks Shelly), which will give me even more cartoon creation options than ever before. I'm also in the process of trying cartoons on canvas, using acrylic paints (more on this when it happens). All in all, January / February is going to be a very exiting time for me, cartooning wise.

My day job however, is making increasing demands on me - oh well, I suppose I'd rather be busy than bored... :)