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Kim Jung Gi

Watching Kim Jung Gi’s live drawing demonstrations gave me permission to draw in my sketchbook directly with ink pen. No planning, straight-ahead drawing, allowing the theme and… Read More »Kim Jung Gi

Equilibrium

Drawing a page on the Cintiq again after a few weeks away. Focusing on attitude and body language. And a timelapse of the process, if you’re… Read More »Equilibrium

Hand to eye

When watching television or movie, even the most mediocre of offerings, the enthusiastic artist, I’ve found, can keep the pen moving and the hand to… Read More »Hand to eye

Gone

Here are some storyboards I put together for a student film. I was strapped for time with this and used photos and reference images directly… Read More »Gone

10,000 hours

There’s an adage that 10,000 hours of practice is what’s required to become a master. While that is more of an incentive for persistence than… Read More »10,000 hours

Interpreting

Following on from the last post and still using the cover of Action Comics #1, here I’ll investigate different  modes of interpretation. Formalist reading. What are… Read More »Interpreting

Describing

Traditional art writing and critique can be broken down into a system of steps, including describing. The description is crucial because it draws attention to… Read More »Describing

Sign of a sign of a sign

Here’s something interesting. Jonathan Culler in his book Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction says: Traditionally, Western philosophy has distinguished “reality” from “appearance,” things themselves from representations… Read More »Sign of a sign of a sign

Emden

A day trip to Emden, North Germany. I really need to practice more at drawing water.

Autoethnography

What is Autoethnography? According to Dictionary.com, it’s a Noun. Yay research. Wikipedia goes on to say that: “In its early guises Autoethnographies were insider accounts… Read More »Autoethnography

Logocentric

“Logocentrism” was coined by the German philosopher Ludwig Klages in the 1920s and refers to the tradition that regards words and language as a fundamentally important record of… Read More »Logocentric

The hump

I’m at the stage of the graphic novel that I’m referring to as the hump. The big, horrible, hump. I’ve turned 15679 of a total… Read More »The hump

Man Flu

I felt a scratching in my throat on the opening of Paul Cleveland’s Sins of Academia exhibition on Friday. Woke up on Saturday feeling decidedly… Read More »Man Flu

Mirroring

Mirroring and repetition; whether it be with image, or text, or metaphor, or motif, is a powerful tool. It reinforces meaning, draws attention to itself, and acts… Read More »Mirroring

Hackey sack

This page harks back to enjoyable group activities back in the days. Hackey sack- a university cliché for good reason. Far more beneficial for exercise… Read More »Hackey sack

Character

This is one of the first scenes where I’m digging a little deeper into one of the supporting characters. The dialogue is still clunky, and… Read More »Character

The red pill

More drawing like a madman, recording and adding commentary. This one goes for six minutes. My voice is like warm butter. Enjoy.