Good News and This Week’s Artwork

First of all, the artwork1; More watercolour practice2 and an ink doodle I did while at work. Not much this week, sadly, there’s been a lot of alternative commitments, and a fatigue that’s been messing with my hand-eye coordination meaning I’ve spent more time inking the Britland City comic pages this week than I intended.

Watercolour Painting of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman – Postcard Sized

Inked girl swinging from a ring

Friday finally grabs the ring!

Thank you Ken Bromley Art Supplies

I got some new practice paper which is a lot nicer than the Cotman paper I’ve been previously using – just see how smooth the inking is on this one compared with the Wonder Woman picture!

Now, the good news3;

I’ve began talks with Geek Retreat Leeds, and shall be doing a morning drawing session for the grand opening on the 28th of April. If it goes well, I’ll be working with them to form a face-to-face community for Comic Creators in West Yorkshire along with helping them with a couple of comics-related events. Keep your eyes peeled, it looks like Panel Show CC is coming back!

In addition, Britland City has now become an approved publisher of Project Wonderful ads4 so if you want to advertise on the site head-on over there and sign-up!

 

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Watercolours and Other Things

Watercolours and Other Things

So I purchased some Gansai Tambi paints as a birthday gift to myself as I have been wanting to get back into watercolours quite badly.

It’s taken me a while to get around to taking photos of my experiments as I rushed to finish a costume and then was out for a 4 day weekend in North Wales. I’ve also been battling against new medication side effects and a broken boiler while working to restore the Britland City comics buffer.

I finally have a day off to myself, so here’s a selection of things that I’ve gotten done since.

A Mi-Go as I imagined it before finishing the story they were first referenced in

Looking a little cross-eyed there…

As you can see, I still have far to go. I’m just waiting for a bit of extra cash to flow this way so that I can buy some more practice paper.

In other news, I have applied for a space at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. Let’s hope that I get it and make the investment for Thought Bubble go a little further!

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Streaming in 2018

In 2018 one of the things I’m going to do to make sure I’m regularly making time for comics is streaming the work I do on the comics for Britland City.

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Motivational Moon Goals

Right, let’s get cracking and tackle the question immediately in your mind…

“Fefe…What The Heck Are Moon Goals?!”

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Balancing Full Time Employment and Creative Work

I am blogging about trying to be a pro comic artist while working in Full Time Employment. No one asked me to, but I’ve noticed the lack of blogs from people who balance comic creation around office work.

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Updates and all that Jazz

Following a much needed trip to the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival (nothing more inspiring than seeing a bunch of successful comic artists), and a very pleasant email chain that I’ve been having with someone who is commissioning me, I felt like it was time to update this blog with what I’ve been up to, what I’m currently doing, and what future things I’m planning. 

Without further adieu;

What I’ve been Up To;

  • Practice, Practice, Practice.
  • I managed to get my hands on a 2nd hand Surface Pro 4 that was still under warranty so I’m getting to grips with drawing directly onto a screen again.
  • Drawing D&D characters – my own and my party’s
  • Playing D&D…and PUBG…and Crypt of the Necrodancer.
  • Some leisurely travel this year. Helsinki for a (non-typical) Finnish wedding deep in the heart of the wilderness, Insomnia61 (my first LAN ever!) and LICAF.
  • Reading some very useful books regarding story-crafting.

What I’m currently Up To;

  • A long term character design project for an indie RPG video game for one of my long-time friends. I’m designing the four PCs and it aims to 1) both embrace and dispense with clichés and 2) be accessible to a large group of people. We’re hoping that there’ll be a character for nearly everyone to relate to!
  • A series of smaller character commissions for /r/dnd following a post of my Celestial Pact Warlock to Reddit.
  • 日本語が学びます!
  • Retconning Britland City so that The Novelteagirl never happened because it is a story that requires my scientifically-minded main character to hold an idiot ball for an entire week

What’s happening in the Future?;

  • Making Britland, Making Britland, Making Britland! 
  • A long weekend trip to Belgium in December to see a couple of creative friends back from the SheezyArt days.
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Redraw: The Novelteagirl Cover

I wanted to redraw the Novelteagirl cover. New version on the left, old on the right. It’s amazing what not having to rush for a competition deadline (and a couple of months of on-and-off life drawing) does for your artwork ?. I’ve been trying to improve my digital inking by resisting the urge to do sketchy inkwork. It’s challenging but also fun to see major improvements in aestetics with a tiny bit of effort.

Keen eyes might notice that I’ve used it as the bg for my portfolio. I like the bright colours!

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