The cover for Issue 21 is finished and all ready for Tuesday’s update. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to get a better handle on my scheduling. With my phone and computer willing to talk with one another, I’ve always got something chirping at me. So, let’s use it to keep myself on track.
I’m going to try to work in a set two hours for practice every weekday. Though, to be honest, a chunk of these will have to be used for work-for-sale projects. At least I can get an hour’s worth of reading in while on the treadmill.
All that’s left for today’s work is to design the logo for ‘A Year and a Day’. I should be able to knock that out before Matt gets home.
Today’s for finishing up the cover to Issue 21. I thought I’d try something a little different with the colors and lighting. It’s been a bit of a challenge so far, but interesting.
Just me hanging out with Roary, Photoshop, a bottle of water, and the Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack. Sweet.
Hormones - nature’s own rollercoaster…
All this fun and it’s not even 10:00 am yet.
Here is a video done by the wonderful Sycra ! In this video, he talks about the fundamentals of art and tips on how to go about studying and improving on them (as well as different types of artists and what areas they should focus on the most).
Subplots bring realism to your main plot simply by existing – by interrupting the flow. Why is this? Because life doesn’t move forward all at once. Interruptions happen, change rushes in, we juggle three or ten balls at once. Readers don’t expect continuous narratives.
- Sandy: "Um... Ken, this is almost interesting, but seeing as how you're only the SUBSTITUTE teacher, perhaps you can give us our book assignments and we can be on our way."
- Mr. Edwards: "Ah, but what to assign? You see, the only books worth reading are those written in the deep, passionate waters of life."
- Stacy: "So, like... 'Jaws'?"
- Bruce Wayne: Murderer/Detective Comics #769
The police thinks it’s a good idea to question Alfred. Alfred, amazing that he is, just keeps on polishing the silverware in the kitchen, as well as the story about what Bruce actually is doing. Look at his happy little smile in the last panel. :)
I should really pick up the collected trades of this storyline. I read it a few years back, but can’t find my copies anymore. I remember there being a number of really well laid out panels throughout. Especially in scenes like this. While dialog heavy, the pages are still visually interesting. It’s a skill I’m trying to figure out in my own work. I remember the story being pretty good as well. A big thank you to YellowCape for posting these!
Q:Hey, do you have recommendations for a CBR/CBZ reader? I tried to get one called 'Soda 3D PDF reader' but downloading it made my Avast! freak out and flag the download as a virus
Hey! Sorry for the delay. I wanted to ask Matt which reader he uses before responding and forgot to Tuesday evening. *head-desk*
I have a Mac and use Simple Comic. It’s a pretty basic reader, but very stable. I’ve been using it for a few years now and been really happy with it.
Matt’s computer is Linux based, and he uses Comix which he seems to enjoy.
When I had a Windows system I used ComicRack. I remember it working well, but it’s been a few years so I can’t vouch for how it is now.
All of these should be free to download. Does anyone else have any other cbz/cbr reader recommendations?