Friday, January 10, 2014
SO WHAT'S WITH THIS GUY AND FRANCE?
I do think that I have a possibly unhealthy attraction to France. I love it there. I enjoy visiting. I think that I could be very comfortable living there. Who knows?
Well, my blog has sure been dormant for quite some time. Sorry about that. I had enough trouble staying on top of my art deadlines. I penciled and inked a 30 page LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT story last year for DC Comics Digital First Line and it took me six months and a lot of late nights (and a fairly upset spouse -- I can't blame her) to do that.
At the end of the year, I made an attempt to draw (pencil, ink, letter and color) a strip of PELLUCIDAR, the Edgar Rice Burroughs material, working with Chuck Dixon for the first time in 21 years and the deadlines on that became prohibitive and destructive so I had to withdraw. It was fun while it lasted.
So, now that I'm teaching for SCAD in France again for a quarter, part of my mission is to work on new digital art creation skills and techniques. I will be exploring the use of ProCREATE and SketchbookPRO on an iPad with an Adonit Jot Touch pressure-sensitive stylus and posting those painful efforts on the blog here.
But for now ... I'm prepping for classes on Monday with my 24 Sequential Art students from the USA. The most overheard comment from yesterday when they all arrived, "Wow. The pictures don't even come close to letting you know what it's really like to be here!"