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Petty Dreadful Progress: Comics Process, Soup to Nuts

February 29, 2012 by  
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Now that The Front: Petty Dreadful is underway with updates, I plan on blogging the process as I go. I talked about the whys in a recent Lean Into Art podcast. So how do I get from story idea to final comic page? It all starts with a combination of notebooks and Evernote. I jot […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Changing Gears

February 18, 2012 by  
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So after inking my first page of The Front: Petty Dreadful, I was dismayed. As happy as I was to be working on The Front again, it took far longer to pencil, ink, and flat the first page than I anticipated. There are many reasons for this (and I plan on talking about on the […]

Drawing for Myself – Painting the MNSA Building

February 15, 2012 by  
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Last time I showed how I used Google Sketchup to build a 3D model of a major setting in my upcoming Front comic, Petty Dreadful. Today I took on the next step, coloring the image in Photoshop: It’s not quite done yet, but it’s coming along. Trying out some of the painting techniques Brandon Dayton […]

Thunder Punch Daily 146 – Not “Cheating” Again…

February 14, 2012 by  
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Working on one of the locations for the new Front comic. I’m a cheater! #sketchup jerzydrozd.tumblr.com/post/174536452… — Jerzy Drozd (@Jerzy) February 11, 2012   I asked for it! I made a joke about “cheating” at my art, and it got some folks rising to defend or dispute the question of whether or not one can […]

Drawing for Myself – Brawn

February 14, 2012 by  
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Time for another warm up sketch and dig a little deeper into this Manga Studio thing. Today’s sketch, in keeping with the holiday, is the most lovable of the G1 Transformers (okay, that’s a stretch)! BRAWN Pencil and Manga Studio on 8.5×11″ paper. And here’s the original sketch on copy paper:  

Drawing for Myself – Using Sketchup for My Settings

February 13, 2012 by  
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Working hard on the new Front comic, entitled Petty Dreadful, and one of the pre-production items I need to take on is the main setting for the story, the MNSA (Multi National Security Agency) headquarters. Like another comic I worked on a few years back, Switch Runners, I plan on making some digital paintings of […]

Drawing for Myself – Red Ranger

February 12, 2012 by  
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Continuing on with my Manga Studio inking tests. I’m finding the pen tool in vector mode is pretty intuitive. The brush tool, however, was not today. RED RANGER Pencil and Manga Studio on 8.5×11″ paper It came as a surprise to me that the brush’s density and size depend on the speed at which you […]

Drawing for Myself – Inking in Manga Studio

February 11, 2012 by  
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So after seeing Audra Furuichi draw in Manga Studio at the AADL Comic Artists Forum, then watching a demo by Stephen McCranie on Comics Are Great! 46, I just had to set aside some time to play with this Manga Studio thing everyone in comics seems to be talking about. I kept hearing about how […]

Comics Are Great! 46 – Manga Studio

February 10, 2012 by  
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This episode is packed to the gills as I’m joined by a full house of great people who are all eager to talk about comics! First up is a discussion on drawing digitally in Manga Studio with Stephen McCranie, who leads a demonstration of how he draws his comics in the program while Paul Storrie […]

Drawing for Myself – Cindarr

January 3, 2012 by  
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Today’s warm-up sketch got a little involved, but I was grateful for the chance to practice some new techniques. I started out with a simple drawing of Cindarr from the Visionaries toy/cartoon series. I meant to color it with crayons, but then thought about that episode of the Comics Are Great! podcast I did with […]

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