Working with Archie, etcHey all,
I get lots of questions, or I should say I get the same question a lot, about how to get in with Archie comics and what its like to work with them. I can't answer this question every time I get it, so I've cut and pasted my answers from bumbleking.com and now anyone who can stand to read through all of the stuff below can find out as much as I can remember or am willing to try and relay about how I got into comics. Let me give you the short version here first:
1. If you want to do comics, then PRACTICE DRAWING EVERYTHING, DO NOT STICK WITH JUST PINUPS AND DO SEQUENTIAL PAGES!!!! I cannot overemphasize that.
2. Do your own self published comics and try to sell them at conventions and on the internet. YOU MUST have some kind of internet outlet to show your work. But that's why we're all here.
3. My position as a freelancer with Archie Comics is a rare case of steady work in the comics industry. DO NOT plan to make a fortune doing comics and DO NOT plan to even make a living doin
Painting Process - Solitary Painting Process - Solitary
Hi guys! Here's the process behind the recent painting - Solitary. And just letting you know that I feel much better after speaking to my friends about the issue. Thanks for your well wishes. Let's move on and see how I have approached this painting!
Step 01: Thumbnailing
It's always handy to do rough thumbnails of what you intend to paint!
Whether it be a portrait, a landscape, still-life, every drawing starts out as a sketch and it is encouraged to do at least a couple more thumbnails to explore your concepts further - you can even do some sketch studies of how each element will be presented in the final drawing. In my case I was got lucky with my first doodle without further study. I was very pleased with the overall composition and my focal points. Once you're invested you can move
Celebrate DeviantArt's 15th Birthday!As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your home for art. After all, it's the community's 15th birthday, too, and in the past few months, we've been making it our top priority to share with you our plans for the future, celebrate the successes of our past, and look to you for guidance on how best we can serve each of you while entering this new phase of DeviantArt's existence.
As DeviantArt enters its 15th year on the Internet, we want to take a moment before blowing out our candles to thank the community for allowing us the honor of hosting the site that you call your h
Comic News Galore!! Comic News Galore!!
It's my second day off work, and I spent the whole day helpin' mom with house chores - it was very therapeutic! Life back home in Australia right now couldn't be more sweeter.
In other news let's talk about a few awesome things that need updatin' and sharin' - comic related news that is!
Dreamkeepers Kickstarter - 60K reached!!
To David and Liz - CRICKEY!! What a stella achievement so far and with only a week to go on their campaign to release their latest Dreamkeepers graphic novel! Their KS campaign has also reached the top-100 most funded comics projects in Kickstarter history so a huge congratulations to them on that front!
If you're into your epic fantasies, richly detailed comics, highly engaging cartoon characters with depth an
Designing a City... And Imitating Bast?? Designing a City... And Imitating Bast??
First and foremost thank you to all who have been postin' their feedback and words of encouragement on my previous journal! It's really nice to hear your thoughts on the Edenspell project, it's something that I don't take for granted. Do be patient as in the following months I'll be focusing on building the foundations before I even hit any of the legit sequentials to the story.
I'll be starting off with the most important thing that will connect the reader first-hand - the characters (you would have seen a portion of it for Ashworth as I try to answer the 'Ten Questions To Ask Y
Contest entriesHere you will find all the entries for this contest! ;D I'll give your entry just a subjective comment for now. A comment that has NOTHING to do with the final judge (that will be objective and based on the criteria I described in the main journal).
Don't forget to add the #foxpopdoublecontest tag to your entry! It's essential ;D
1ST THEME: LOVE TRIANGLE
2ND THEME: HOLLY THE GLOBE TROTTERLet Me Show You the World! (Contest Entry) by NikkiE-KGlobe Trotter by LonelyFallingStarsCE: Rengade Runaway by JovialNightz
Chilling out (Another contest entry) by Sweetloverabbit.: Taking for a Wild Ride :. -Contest Entry- by KnightNicoleContest entry-Stuck in the sand... by TutanTurkeyTail+Tomorrow's possibilities+ (Contest entry) by StarbitChild
Double Contest - ClosedThe contest is now closed. So I won't accept other entries.
The following week will be spent judging the entries, and it will
be hard because I got a lot of greeeat entries here... well...
...GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!
I've been planning a contest (and saving enough points for it) for a looong time, but after all the efforts, I'm finally able to organize something for you too! ;D ...IT'S CONTEST TIME!!!
Y'all can participate! To join the contest you just need to make a journal entry and REPOST my journal and/or REBLOGGING it on tumblr (because why not?). Once you did that, you can join!
An important thing for your entries!
Add this tag to your tag section while submitting your entry:
This time I won't make a regular contest, but a DOUBLE THEMED contest, with a bonus surprise! And, of course, you can join BOTH the contest themes, trying to win this amazing bonus! ;D
well... let's go s
The Silver AgeIt looks like the news has been broken online, so I can finally talk about this...!
Check out the solicits for Archie Aciton's books for the late summer here (http://comicbook.com/2015/05/19/exclusive-archie-comics-action-solicitations-for-august-2015/#Image4), and you'll see...
SONIC UNIVERSE #79
SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:"The Silver Age": Part One
Silver the Hedgehog's future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a "HERO" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley
Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
Step-by-Step with Leonarstist's commission! Step-by-Step with Leonarstist's commission! (edited!)
Remember how it started as a thumbnail?
I sketched it out at work during my break. I wasn't too happy with the initial 'Spider-man-esque' poses (look at the thumbnails on the other page and the sketch on the left I drew on my workplace's notepad).
I then decided that the thumbnail I drew at work was the one to go with. So I went back home to scan the drawing, import it into Photoshop and used my Cintiq for the rest of the way (in other words it'll be a digital illustration compared to the more traditional method of full pencilin' on paper, scan and import for a complete render on Photoshop). I got my image, pasted it on a new canvas, flipped it, and quickly laid out the elements - Elliot's main character (Jacob), the thugs, and the logo. Elliot intended to use the final image for his comic cover so he conveniently provided his title logo for me to use as a
Who I am at Thirty Years of Age Thank you, for your kind words & encouragement.
Guys and gals, I will keep this brief right here before I get to my main topic - I'd like to share a thank you to all of you who wished me a happy 30th birthday this year. I've already had an excellent time with family back home, work colleagues and my special friends from overseas (three of whom I still plan to catch up on my days off for a Skype call).
I'm going to give some shout-outs (from the deviantART community) before I move on to some special comments that I've received and saved up since coming back home to Perth, Western Australia. The comments that I speak of revolve around my other life as a proactive freelance illustrator working on art commissions; sharing creative projects, blogs and videos that still continue to inspire others to this very day.
To the talented writer :iconkafelnikov: & :iconFreakova: for their extended comments on my recent journal.