One of the worst habits I have (ok, maybe not THE WORST, but certainly in the top 400) is buying books and expecting that information to sink in through osmosis.
(Apparently that’s a Mark Twain quote)
I’ve been ruminating on the point of this blog. On the one hand, I like having some sort of presence. I’ve had a blog of some form or another since 2001 – and, largely, it’s all here and searchable. Of course, that means things I blogged about that seemed a good idea at the time now are painfully embarrassing (or just painful), and I think there’s still a LOT of really good, useful information here for people who want to draw comics (especially if they’re doing it digitally).
Hey, if you like my work, I’ve drawn the latest Dredd, written by Michael Carroll for 2000AD. Called “The Lion’s Den”. Subscribers should have got it on Saturday and you’ll be able to pick it up from newsagents on Wednesday. Hope you like it. Great fun to be back in 2000AD again, and happily, I’ve something else lined up that’s equally as fun (and represents me returning to something I’d never thought I’d get another go at).
I know other artists work at print size in the digital realm, but I like to work at actual art[*] size – it gives me a flexibility to print and rescan and redo artwork and work in both digital and traditional media (I don’t subscribe to the idea that one is better than the other, though I – personally – do prefer the satisfaction of a good page drawn on paper).