If They Were Black, Episode One: Abe Lincoln

August 21, 2014 Artwork, Comics, In The News, Politics / Religion Comments (0) 495

I doubt this needs much explanation. Correct me if I’m wrong.

 

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Rocket Science

March 18, 2014 Artwork, Comics Comments (0) 856

My boss and I got into a conversation about the origin of this expression. Her question: “What did people say before there was such a thing as rocket science?”

I don’t know, but I knew this worked best as a New Yorker-style cartoon.

My alternate caption was “I wish I were taller.”

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Oscar Portraits

March 2, 2014 Artwork, In The News Comments (0) 383

Pharell, Lupita, and CumberbatchPharell, Lupita, and Cumberbatch

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JLaw and Amy AdamsJ-Law and Amy Adams

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Drawing on the Surface Pro [Project 1: The Great Goblin]

December 30, 2013 Artwork, Personal Comments (2) 884

There was a Surface Pro under the Christmas tree for me this year. I included it on my list after a number of artists praised its virtue as a drawing tablet. Unlike iPads and most other tablets, the Surface Pro is pressure sensitive, which allows an artist to vary the width of a line naturally, and makes it comparable to drawing on a smaller, more portable version of the Wacom Cintiq. [Note: this is true only of the Pro and Pro 2, not the Surface RT or Surface 2]. I went with the original Surface Pro because I regard it primarily, if not solely, as a drawing device, and there was no real benefit in paying the extra money for the Pro 2.

I’ve played around with drawing on the Surface a lot in the past couple of days, and I’m happy with the results so far. I use Sketchbook Pro software, which is what I’ve generally seen recommended. I’ve never spent any real time drawing digitally, so there was a bit of a learning curve, but after a couple of days I’m starting to feel competent.

I’ve also recently fallen back in love with the 1970s animated version of The Hobbit from Rankin and Bass, and so I went with the Great Goblin as one of my first projects.

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