Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here's a little thing I finished working on last week. It was originally formatted to be a two page spread for my book, which was going to be 8x8, but I have since changed the format to 6x9, which didn't take a lot of work, and actually looks much better. Its nice to be working digitally again. My father bought me my tablet as a high school graduation gift, so its always been special. But for some reason MECA and its staff were against the use of digital work for my first few years here, so I stopped working this way. Now I'm back and working away with a vengeance. I did the line art traditionally, and colored it up cell-style.
I admire the painterly styles of some digital artists, but I've been unsuccessful with it myself, so far. I plan on giving it another shot. But speaking of painterly, my boyfriend gave Comic Book Tattoo for a Christmas gift this year; its filled with some pretty amazing digital comics by various artists. Its also huge, and loaded with inspiration. Apparently all the comics are based off Tori Amos songs, but I'm not really a fan of her music. The book is definitely worth looking at anyway.
On an entirely different note.
I'm spending an awful lot of time in the studio lately, and though extremely tiring, I'm beginning to realize how much I'm going to miss it after graduation. I realized that the studio and the people in it, my friends, some of the most amazing people I've ever met, are the reason I was meant to go to MECA. I've become so jaded and so angry with the school and everything about it, that it is amazing to finally see the good in it all. Was it worth all the bullshit? If just for the little moments in the studio that stick out in my mind at the end of the day, then yes. It was.
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