Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 5

What I wish I had known before living graphic novelly!

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - redux, Part 11

Clay or Sculpey?

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - redux, Part 10

Making your own clay model

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Shawne Arzab

Stunning papier-mâché art

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - redux, Part 9

Working with a child model

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - redux, Part 8

Being all things to all of the graphic novel

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 8

A few notes on Irojiten transparency.

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 7

The Irojiten pencil crayon on Canson paper

Working with only Irojiten pencil crayons

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - redux, Part 7

I don’t know about you but I get my ideas for writing from visual images that make an impression on me or images that come to mind seemingly for no reason.

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 6

More on the Irojiten Pencil Crayon

 

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 6

 

Welcome to the world of self-publishing. 

Before moving on to my next novel, which is by the way, in first written draft

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 5

The Irojiten (Tombow) pencil crayon - fantastic!!

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 4

How to get a really rich and dynamic black with Pencil Crayon

 

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 3

Making and Using Colour Charts

I have learned a great technique (sorry I cannot site the person who orginated this idea) for choosing colours reliably.  If you have a reference colour you want to match, making colour charts with your pencil crayons or with paints, will give you a great advantage.

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 2

 The Pencil Crayon

Not all pencil crayons are created equal.  Sometimes the very colour you love the most comes in a substandard crayon.

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The Art of Pencil Crayon Painting 1

Pencil crayons are a wonderful medium for making art.  With quality crayons, lightfast pigments, acid free paper and archival framing, your art works will stand the test of time.

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 4

Part 4: The art of brushwork for those living Graphic Novelly. Computer graphic programs have added convenience by automating some steps in drawing and colouring that allow the artist to get on with the story.

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 3

Part 3: Using Sketchbook Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS6. There is so much to learn about using these programs at a professional level, but it is easy to get started with the basics and add on skills as you go.

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 2

Part 2: Using live models and getting your drawing chops up to speed. I wish I could pretend that I knew a lot of this stuff all along, but alas, (reference steep learning curve mentioned earlier).

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Two years of living Graphic Novelly - 1

Part 1: Entering the Maelstrom a step at a time. My first graphic novel, The Oracles of the Dead, took me two years to write, draw, Photoshop and desktop publish in Indesign.

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Timeraiser

All across Canada emerging artists have the opportunity to sell their works and gain exposure through Timeraiser. The way it works is this – the fundraising (actually volunteer hour raising) organization has developed sponsors who provide a set fund for the purchase of art works from local artists.

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Finger Puppets

The set of finger puppets were commissioned as a gift for a person retiring from a job that involved services for children and youth. This person also had close ties to the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

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