First of all a massive apology for my prolonged absence in the last few weeks; it's been a trying time at home. Illness, dissertations and general change have all played a part. I haven't been entirely inactive, but what work I have accomplished of late has mostly been of the 'behind the scenes' variety, such as finally writing some of the short stories up ready for layout that I've been accumulating in my giant list of ideas, for goodness knows how long. Yes, I'm finally planning to take the plunge and do some of the sequential stuff we like to call comics. I've also been planning some of the prints and merch I'm going to start getting together to try and sell on Society6, as I really need to increase the income I get from my art by the end of the year. Another reason I need to start doing some commissions over the summer (although I'm not sure the market is there quite yet). In case you couldn't tell I'm a person who constantly needs a plan with direction, or I just flim flam and flounder my way through life aimlessly. I'm the total opposite of my other half, who just *DOES*, rather than planning, thinking, procrastinating, then planning some more... This is why she's very successful in her field (dance education), whereas I'm a professional under achiever! Hey, the world needs dreamers right?
I'm in the process of switching over to a fancy new iMac today, which predictably, is a lot more hassle than you might think. Still, while I sit and wait for another 25,000+ items to be securely deleted so I have clean back up, I figure it's the ideal time to finally get last month's late feature post up!Cobra Strikes
by Sam-M CMK
by kasai Yamagata
by f1x-2 D A T A h a w k
by Dtronaustin Halogen issue #1 Cover
by AfuChan at first light
by akreon W20150413 - Sky Bike lines
by StMan Starborn 11:age 18
by KharyRandolph Sonic 272 Cover
by edwinhuang Penguin
by Gorrem Archer and Armstrong #16
by Clayton-Henry Rockabilly
by bib0un 1956 Buick Century
by Pollitoconpapas01 Lady Alexandra
So there we have it folks, some awesome art that's been filling my favs of late. That's all from me for now. Don't forget to check out my tutorial on clean line art done for the lovely folks over at autodesk-sketchbook
, you can see it here if you haven't stumbled across it yet: Tutorial: Creating Crisp Line Art
. Warning: it's quite a long read, but worth it if you like the entertaining ramblings of an artistic madman! Also it should be noted that it's more a collection of tips and advice on how I do things, than a step by step tutorial.
Right, until next time, stay hippy and happy you artsy folks!