almost a month later
I’m very lazy with my hair, it grows fast and I cut it rarely. I thought this time I shave it, might as well reap hair refs and draw myself, which I’ve done once or twice before
cartoonbuttplug asked: Hello. I'm sorry to bother but I had a question about your art. I really like water coloring and I started to peruse it but every time I draw it out the color the graphite from my pencils blend with the color. What should I do to fix this? (If you don't do watercolor and its just your coloring style I apologize. Either way your art is very beautiful.)
I’m really an amateur with watercolors but I think the problem you describe is pretty unavoidable—you might try using workable fixative on your pencils first? I’ve never tried that but it seems worth a shot. When I use watercolor over pencils I just try to keep a light touch (same with markers). I also might scan my drawing before I start painting, in case I lose something I like, then I can layer it over the colored scan in Photoshop.
Good tips plus use harder pencils, use less water-to-paint. be gentle.
Most fixative will resist watercolour. In the least it will stop the paper from absorbing the paint very well. Test fixatives first.
If it’s bleeding because you’re shading a lot, try to keep the under-drawing simpler, more line-work than shading.
Watercolour “mistakes” can look good if you get to know them, plan them, manipulate them. Bleeding lines can look really great with watercolour pencil under-drawings! Watercolour is really one of those mediums you get to know the more 'unintentional techniques’ you discover.
Mechsuit love stories.
A panel from one of my newest comics.
my grandfather has always had bizarre store-front displays. especially now that he’s 80
this month it’s “John Krasinski’s Cat-mandments”
(he’s still the best tailor in Toronto though if you need anything done. prices have barely changed since the 80’s [article about him])
here’s to 1.5-2 years of hair refs until I shave my head fresh once again
J’ai demandé à Internet de me proposer des combattants. Voici le résultat.
So I asked the Internet “suggest me ideas for fun fights” and here’s the result.
The thing that we’re currently most excited about at the office is DARK SOULS 2, and now we, along with super cool Valentin Seiche, have been hired to make cool prints for some special pre-ordering people in Sweden!
Olle made this one!
Hopefully we’ll be livestreaming a session of Drunken Dark Souls 2 (“Drunk Souls 2”) on launch night! So excited!
someone at work got upset I called some coworkers mangiacakes
it’s discriminatory & racist
how about stop calling pizzelle “pitzels”