Tag Archives: the creative process

more canine portraits and other products of the fast fifty

The frozen “fast fifty” lens continues to please, although on its own terms.  If circumstances are not 100% to its liking, it will not focus.  And when it does not focus, it makes a whiny growl.  Give me more light, … Continue reading

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photo references

Photo references.  Photo references for clogs.  Iowa’s clogs.  I don’t wear clogs.  Never have. Don’t like ‘em.  But Iowa wears clogs.  Don’t ask me why.  There’s no reason why she could wear another kind of shoes.  Maybe, I don’t know, … Continue reading

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pencils and process

I’ve had several questions recently about pencil process: what kind of pencils do I use, which brand of eraser, what lead hardness is right for penciling comics, etc. Any such question with the word “right”in it  is easily answered.  The … Continue reading

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a comic for your mind’s eye

No real need to draw this script I found in my notebook.  You can see it perfectly well in your mind’s eye: Comic for a snowy day Scene: The checkout line in a Midwestern Wal-Mart on a snowy Saturday.  A … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 91– wizard in a hoodie

There are drawings that seem to come out of nowhere, and those that remind you of the process every time you see them.  This is one of the latter– it started out as a drawing of the crescent style Man … Continue reading

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about “iowa’s halloween costume”

By now you’ve probably noticed I’ve been doing something a little different on the blog this week.  If you’ve been reading the chapters of the Illustrated Kekionga serial, “Iowa’s Halloween Costume” as they appeared, I hope you’ve been enjoying it.  … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 73– a superhero and a sidekick (?)

Ah, that ever popular sketchbook denizen– the superhero in a costume that is practical while being only slightly less crazy than actual Silver Age models.  Actually, this drawing combines the superhero trope with the single most common drawing of the … Continue reading

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apples and oranges title page art

This is the art for the Apples and Oranges title page.  It’s funny, but a floppy stuffed toy mammoth has been a recurring theme (or character) in my art for years, but I didn’t actually have one of my own … Continue reading

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minicomics live 5– post 39 (page 12 inks)

The spotted moose walks!And he walks right on out of this comic.  I want to thank everyone who advised me to flip the art for this page. It looks much better this way.  I’m not 100% happy with the moose … Continue reading

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minicomics live 5– post 38 (page 10 inks)

A mime page that is full of details and way more then the one panel of backgrounds that C.C. Beck tells us are strictly necessary.  The major problem, and it isn’t a big one, is the relationship between the top … Continue reading

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