reference sheet for my drumley dogs!
THE WEBCOMIC ABOUT GAY WESTERN CENTAURS IS BACK with a vengeance and a timeskip! I’m happy to report that I was able to make excellent use of the break and all of the preorders for the first volume are out the door, I quit my part-time foodservice job, and it was replaced instantly with several other exciting things!
In other news, I’ll be at Anime Boston, Emerald City Comic Con, and MoCCA Fest with copies of Vol.1 (as well as a few prints), and I hope to see some of you there!!!
THANKS FOR READING!!
Putting these on here to keep advertising consistent, I’m selling 2.5 x 3.5 Custom Watercolor Cards for a little bit of trip funding this summer! Those pictured above are not for sale however, fyi.
They’ll be 20 USD a pop not including shipping! Shipping within the US is 4 and outside 8 unless stated otherwise. Prices may go up for the next round depending, and i’ll only take 4 for now!
PM me here or email me at email@example.com, i’ll get a professional email later i swear
(I also have some rather dated examples of watercolors I’ve done for people in the past, but if you need more examples here they are)
Tuesday Tips — Asymmetry in facial expressions.
A lot of times, asymmetry will bring energy and movement to a pose or composition. More specifically, I feel like breaking the symmetry of a character’s expression is key to bring interest to it. Of course, there’s always a situation where there’s a need for symmetry. On top of my head, I can think of depicting a character who has an authority role, or the “undefeated champion of something”, or the “cold stone killer”, etc. So, a symmetrical facial expression usually means the character is: supremely bored, supremely confident, has no emotions, has a poker face, or is dead. Did I miss one? Symmetry in framing is also quite rare, but when handled by a master (Kubrick, Anderson), it’s undeniable. (If you have time, watch this: http://vimeo.com/89302848)
Now, back to asymmetry in facial expressions. In general, it’s a great way to flesh out a character’s thought process. What is he/she thinking about? What’s their goal?
I’m just touching the tip of the iceberg here. Way more tips to come in the future. Maybe next time, I’ll start to cover GESTURES.
Completely unrelated to the subject, I recently read a list of tips from movie director Sam Mendes. Here’s my favorite: “Try to learn to make the familiar strange, and the strange familiar. …”
I’m going to be taking a second line up of commissions as soon as I’m finished with this current batch; in which two are left. So here’s your chance for grabbing a solid slot early (not that there is an official release date or something). I am currently not doing full illustrations at this time.
Five slots are to be taken.
For more details and contact info, visit my commission page here.
Three slots are still available!
Yesterday, a park in Tel Aviv unveiled a long-anticipated memorial honoring LGBT people killed in the Holocaust, marking the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish Holocaust victims.
Moshe Zimmermann, a professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the memorial project’s historical adviser, said the Tel Aviv monument marked a big step in Israel by ridding itself from what he called a monopoly of victimhood.
"We are finally shedding the load of being the lone and ultimate victim," he said. "We can learn from this that by recognizing the victimhood of others, it does not diminish the uniqueness of your own victimhood."
Stunning. (via the Huffington Post)