Friday, February 8, 2013

Shapes Exercise

I quickly penciled this wonderful exercise from Matt Madden and Jessica Abel's newest publication. You can find Mastering Comics just about any where.

In a nutshell, the exercise is this:
1- start with a page full of 6 panels. Draw abstract shapes in each panel. Don't think about it too much.

2- Next, carve out a scene and a story from each panel. Use the abstract shapes you created to guide you.

3- Add details and voila!

A bientot!

*Yes, the narrative in the first two panels are from Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb. To be specific, the song came from the collaborative genius of Roger Waters and David Gilmour. Why I started thinking of them while I did this, that's another post . . .

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dolphin Spice

I've done some more spice paintings and this time, I tried to do something slightly representational. And, instead of using spicy spices, I used up an old bottle of Chinese 5 spice mix. Which, with the cinnamon and everything, smelt wonderful.

If any one has any spices they'd like to donate to my cause, I would greatly appreciate it. Right now, my best source is the Indian market, which is a lovel visit, but really, quite a drive!

A bientot!

ps- to find out how I create spice paintings, go here: