Monday, April 4, 2011
This is the Modern World!
Digital or Analog-ue?
Am I a modern man in a modern world? Or am I lazy and illegitimate? All good, legitimate questions when it comes to using digital art programs in the modern age...
I have been mis-using Manga Studio 4 Ex for a few months now. I have yet to come to terms with all the different aspects of the program. You can pencil ink and colour in this program. You can also letter. I tend to find something that works for me and go from there. Maybe not perfect, but functionable. I know that they are just tools and if you can't draw a straight line they aren't gonna do that for you, erm uh wait, yeah, they are, there are rulers, perspective line helpers, line correction settings and lots more tools etc. Ok. Then they aren't gonna teach you how to draw a human body, a tree or anything for that matter! Are they going to compose a proper picture for you! NO. They aren't. That is where art comes in.
NO! Not that Art! (he is annoying)
Art in a design sense. Art through experience. Art through creativity...
Have I mastered any of these? No. And neither of us have to. But we have to want to learn!
And in learning and knowing, that is half the battle!
Tools will always be that. They will fall or fail in the place of experience or lack of it.
Points to ponder...
My Comic Book Reads:
ArrrOOga! ArrrOOga! Jahhdog Guilty Pleasure Alert!!!
Kick Ass 2 Issue 2
I read the second issue of Millar and Romita Jr's Kick Ass Volume 2 and like Kick Ass it is still appealing to me. Millar is one writer whose characters are violent yes but they also come from a place where we all have been or could be. I enjoy Romita's plots and the finishes and colour style are what I love... Serious story? No! Fun? Hell yeah!
4 outta 5 howls!
Artists on Comic Art
A book by Mark Salisbury who interviews influential comic artists from the 80's and 90's . they talk about their process, their schooling and layout ideas etc. An interesting read for those who have any interest in the history of comic artists and/or their process.
3.5 outta 5 howls
My Art Week:
Artrage Studio Pro has fallen under my spell err the other way round. George Ward also known as DungeonWarden on the Twitters is a big proponent of this program and I admit as a free wheeling drawing program I think it is aces! I may have to splurge on this one...
I have spent more time drawing panels for my comic and have an upcoming announcement regarding Jahhdog.com and me...
Thanks for the comments and follows, it heartens me to know that you are out there and that you are journeying along with me for without art in life, there is no life in art...