Thursday, July 31, 2008
With so many "staycationers" this year, and a limited number of spaces available at our area beaches, parking has become a HUGE issue this year. At the same time, a committee has been formed (surprise) to research urban design solutions for downtown Jax. Beach. This seemed the logical connection between the two.
(Just got a "good one!" from the editor, so it must've worked.)
I've got one more national issue cartoon left to do for my syndicate this week, so stay tooned for that.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I've been on a bit of a roll with my local cartoons lately. Don't know why that is, but they're my bread and butter, so I'm not complaining.
A New Direction: Tonight begins an interesting experiment for me. Those of you who follow this blog will no doubt know that I have been posting my figure drawings here over the past several months. These have mainly been done standing at an easel on a pad of paper, with charcoal and/or pencil. Tonight, since our drawing class has been moved to Wednesday, I'm going to start drawing directly on my laptop, with a Wacom tablet from life. I've never done this before, so I don't know what to expect. But, I have a pretty snappy laptop, loaded with memory and a new program designed specifically for sketching, so my hopes are high for some decent results. I'll post them here tomorrow regardless of quality, so stay tooned.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I've been wanting to do this cartoon for several weeks, and finally got around to it on Friday afternoon - too late for last week's syndicate package. Finishing it up today, I'm glad I didn't add any words or subtext to the cartoon. I think it speaks louder without it. Although I do like the fact that his Shepherd's staff looks like a question mark (that was on purpose BTW). Another thing I noticed about this cartoon (and especially now that it's posted on the blog), is how closely my cartoons are starting to resemble my artistic drawings - stylistically. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's definitely happening. The clouds were created on a separate layer in Photoshop with a custom "cloud" brush. I LOVE Photoshop; did I happen to mention that a few thousand times on this blog?
Anyway, stay tooned for a bunch more local stuff by Thursday & Friday.