Beautifully shot & edited commercial video of Batman66 artist Jonathan Case at work on his Intel-based tablet.
Intel’s Empowering Innovators series talks to Periscope’s @Jonathan_Case
Cartoonist Jonathan Case relies on new-fangled tablet technology to sketch, shade, and… scare the King of Horror?
See how in Intel’s Empowering Innovators series. #lookinside
Hm, this is a little hard to answer without seeing an example of your work (I couldn’t spot any on your blog — do you post it online anywhere?), but I can take a stab:
Anxiety about “style” is a common problem, but something you really shouldn’t sweat too much. One of my earliest mentors did me a huge favor by taking a look at my 11-year-old doodles (largely anime-influenced) and gentling telling me that I was good at what I was doing, but that maybe what I was doing could expand to be something more. I didn’t “abandon” my style, but I spent a long time learning how to draw from life and expanding my visual vocabulary.
Of course we always default to what we’re comfortable with when drawing without reference, and there is definitely a period where drawing from reference only results in stilted approximations of form and drawing without reference feels like you’re just skating by on second-hand habits and copied visual shorthand. But FEAR NOT! The solution to this problem is really, really simple:
Keep drawing. Keep drawing from life especially. The more you draw the more you’ll come to realize that style isn’t something you get “stuck” with — it’s an ever-evolving reflection of your artistic influences and interests. Making comics is a process of essentialization.
The key is to communicate clearly, so a certain amount of simplification is necessary, but you’ll never know what to simplify if you don’t draw from life and understand the foundational principles of whatever you’re trying to draw.
If life drawing gets the better of you and you hit a wall, try breaking down one of your favorite artist’s pages. How do they approach body language? Eyes? Hands? Panel composition? Study a different artist every day — and by study I mean draw from. Make marks. Get messy. Don’t get precious.
If you’re feeling stuck, get yourself unstuck. Draw more. The end.
You can do it!
Great advice from Lucy Bellwood, aka @lubellwoo.
Great advice from my sharp & thoughtful studiomate Lucy Bellwood @lubellwoo.
We have this image available as a big poster in our Etsy store!
My apologies for the delay on this posting. I was caught up in adventures of my own and I wanted to be sure that each of you might have the opportunity to test your metal with this handy diagram before venturing forward on perilous endeavors. Best of luck, dear readers
Oh my god this Tragedy Series poster.
Preview from Superior Foes of Spider-Man #9 by @nickspencer, me and @rachellecheri. On sale 3/12/14 !
Original splash page from Swamp Thing #33 by Ron Randall. (aka randalltumble )
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #13: The Cosplay Cover! I like to think this image tells Marvel fans everything they need to know about our cast.
Lineart by Steve Lieber (from an suggestion of Jeff Parker’s.) Color by Rachelle Rosenberg. (Raggedy Gwen pencilled by Colleen Coover to compensate for my weak doll skillz.)
I don’t think the film ever got finished but there was a dude working on a documentary about Count Dante. i think I speak on behalf of everybody who ever read a comic book in the 70s when I say “I will watch that documentary every day for the rest of my life”
We don’t deal with it in the comic, but it’s fair to assume he’ll just drop that pizza half-chewed out of some neck-pipe and leave it for Shocker to clean up.