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some time wasters for you

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

this takes a bit to get the hang of, especially before you can afford extra ink, but it is a challenge. And the folks who are good at it are REALLY good. – Doodlebug (been around forever but it is still fun)

and of course the venerable isketch. if anyone is ever up for an expert round, give me a holler. still the best online faux-pictionary I know of, especially in the expert rooms (the basic rooms are typically partly-filled with morons and jackasses, don’t say I didn’t warn you.)


Ellis Nadler

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This guy is a genius. Really great work across a variety of media, including woodcuts. His Cards of Wu (which is what I first saw of his, via A Journey Round My Skull) are fantastic, but so is his other stuff.


Pop-Up Book Master

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Seven Impossible Things interviews popup book master Matthew Reinhart, lots of fantastic process photos included


This guy is great

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Incredibly, incredibly practical and helpful posts on comics in particular but applicable to nearly all illustration art in general. Go, bookmark, subscribe!


doodle swap time

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

it’s doodle swap time…


pattern master process images

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

this lull here happens every couple of weeks or so…when my work job really heats up. I’m crazy busy right now, which is good (earning that paycheck!) and bad (no time for anything!) But here is a great link for pattern-interested people at the Textile Blog.


more cool photoshop brushes

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

ok, this guy, who does really cool digital sketches, from zero2illo pointed me over here where there are several great brushes and I am happy.


drew friedman!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

many moons ago, when I was a teenager, I found Warts and All somehow, and was totally spellbound by the stippled illustrations. Drew Friedman is a genius. (Also here and here.)


“done is the engine of more”

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

words to live by at Bre Pettis’s blog.


another aside

Monday, April 26th, 2010

great stuff in watercolors: http://yacinfields.blogspot.com/ – again via @francisvallejo – maybe will have time to produce something for a proper post today but am not certain