“Bechdel-Style Two-Colour Printing,” a reverse-engineered tutorial. The full comic that I made with this technique can be found here.
And, hey! if you want to buy the entire two-colour sea-themed anthology it will be in, we’re running a fundraiser with pre-orders for it until June 1st.
Jon does everything the hard way, but the results are beautiful! I forced Jon to ink this thing with a brush pen, it’s definitely one of his best pieces to date.
My sketchday drawings!
As you can see some have already been sold. If you want any of the others, go to the Waterlogged Fundraiser and select “The Spoils of Drawing Day”. They are $25 each for the 4x6” ink and marker original, shipping included!
This was fun, thanks everyone who stopped by and submitted requests :)
Hello friends! Today I will be taking your requests via twitter and drawing them LIVE via hangout!
HERE IS THE HANGOUT: http://youtu.be/r9uX3YKlwrA
SEND YOUR REQUESTS to http://www.twitter.com/angelamelick
These are all the people accepting requests today:
Angela Melick: @angelamelick
Jeff Ellis: @Japanese_Cowboy
Mara Coman: @ComanMara
Reetta Linjama: @kelipipo
The requests are free, but if you like the drawing (or ANY of the drawings) you can buy them through our Waterlogged fundraiser. Myself and all of these great artists are part of an amazing anthology about the sea, we’re trying to raise the funds to print it. You can preorder the book and get some great deals on ebooks by Cloudscape and our membership. We really appreciate your help!
I’m only taking requests via twitter, because I can’t monitor a thousand streams, sorry!
Only two of these great collections left! Grab it while you can here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterlogged-tales-from-the-seventh-sea?c=home
We’re starting to get pretty close to our goal, with only 18 days left!
Hey that’s my book! What a deal
Warm Up drawing: Railyn
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have been so supportive of this project so far. All of you who have tweeted to me, reblogged and especially those of you who I know irl who have taken the time to express your interest in this project. It means so much to me!
I’ve been working on this thing in isolation for so long that it’s strange and scary to start sharing it. The warm reception that it’s gotten so far really keeps me going. Starting in on the next set of test pages today, so more exciting stuff to follow!
ladyofthelight101 asked: Where might one find the Survival Guide? (Also Wasted Talent is pretty amazing and I love it a lot!)
The Survival Guide was an exclusive mini for the Extreme edition of the second book and is thus out of print. An ebook version of the guide is available in the Sponsor Zone.
Anonymous asked: Any tips for someone trying not to suck at drawing? - @IWishICouldDraw
Oh, for sure!
1) If you can, try to attend some formal drawing classes. Drawing takes lots and lots of practice, but every hour of instruction you can get will help make your practice time more focused and productive. Drawing, in some ways, is learning new ways to see and interpret the world around us. Having an instructor who can teach you the basics of building complex forms with simple shapes, composition and negative space, perspective etc. can really accelerate your learning process. See if your local art school/community college offers night courses. If you don’t have the resources for that, there are great tutorials everywhere and lots of great books, but having a teacher who can review your work in real time is very helpful. I still take courses whenever I can (as recently as a few months ago) and I ALWAYS learn something new.
2) It’s always useful to study the work of artists you admire, but you’ll learn faster by going directly to the source and studying from life. Life Drawing sessions (usually $10-20 per session) are always beneficial, but you can just grab your sketchbook and draw whatever’s around you. Draw people at a cafe, the buildings in your city, cars, objects, trees… everything!
3) Take heart! There is no “right” way to draw, only techniques that may help you communicate your vision. Learn as many techniques as you can and practice but remember - every single person who you admire has been where you are now. Keep practicing and have fun!
arget-sundav asked: Hey Jam. I recently got a job (yay) after graduating in September. I just wanted to thank you for the Survival Guide you did, because it was reassuring and didn't tell me to 'just get a job' like most other advice does. I stuck it out and I've ended up in a job I really like! So yeah, thanks (^^)
Oh my goodness it makes me so happy to hear that, you rock! I felt very alone when I was unemployed and it was really tough to stick to my convictions, so it means a lot to hear that the Survival Guide helped you :) Congrats, being employed has its own challenges but the worst is well over now.
I (and others) answered this here a bit but basically I wanted to use my intelligence to help society and I enjoy solving problems. Engineers get all the fun, complicated problems. We get to play with new technologies and we’re building the future.