torsdag 15 januari 2015

24. Been a while since last post....

Unfortuately I haven´t been able to work with the comic for a while and not updating this blogg. I have been busy working with musicvidoes and other animation projects.
I dont think I will be able to continue with the comics until later this year since there are several projects planned the next months.
But meanwhile I will post some drawings of different kind here to show you that I am still alive.

I hope you will like them.

tisdag 7 oktober 2014

23. The "While Doing it"-process part 2.

1. Get the pincers, I do it myself. 2. That´s how my Mum was.
As a comment on the first post, american cartoonist Larry Miller III said that this process is called "improve". And he is right  of course but my idea is to get behind this and see how different that process could be. In the end it´s about how our creative brains work.

I have a list of ideas of post but I realized I had to add this one before anything else.
Many artist are 100 % digital today, doing all their artwork on the computer.
I am trying too, but my workflow is something like 60 / 40 for analog/ digital.

When I draw an image some part of the work is more relaxed than others, It´s most about inking and painting.
When you do this analog you just grab the tool of your choice and add it in the way you want.
But when doing this in a computer there are a lot of setting you have to refine all the time. More things than when working analog. Maybe not more but in another way.

When working digital my brain in almost 100 occupied with finding the right settings/tools all the time. But when working analog this process is more relaxed. There are room for thinking of others things too.

Part 3 will ( I think ) be about how you focus on the finished artwork.

tisdag 30 september 2014

22. The "While Doing it"-process part 1

1. Come and pull out the tooth.  2 Never! Go to a dentist!
3. Get dad! 4. He has to pull it out,
I really dont why, but I am very interested in the process of creating. Often this can be disturbing and annoying but it´s hard to get rid of these thoughts.
Some things when you do them you must be very focused otherwise there will be no result. When writing a story you must be in that story to be able to write.
But some things in creating has a more relaxed but still focused process, like inking and painting your artwork.
I might be right or wrong. I will present some ideas about the "While Doing it"-process in my next posts here. And It will be interesting to hear about how you think or if my ideas are just madness.

tisdag 23 september 2014

21. Plan it right or get it right?

1. Hasse!   2. What is dad doing?  3. Dad is in the basement peeling apples.
Hi there.
I will do my best to get started again with the work on my graphic novel and post more regular on this blogg.
( Wish me good luck)

An illustrator friend talked about his workflow when making an image. He said that he prepared everything very careful from sketch final image. So the result was one image that he had full control over and made it perfect.
He compared it with another illustrator who maybe did 4-5 different images from one idea and then picked the best as her choice.
I think it´s interesting to hear about how  different the creative roads are for artists.
I will probably talk more about that in this blogg.

söndag 23 mars 2014

20. The Fight

1. I did not make it. 2. You did not dare. 3. It was then I realized
I had to do it if I didn´t want to loose Svalan as a friend.
It´s a fight to keep up with the projects you want to do.It´s a matter of trying to keep the balance between work you chose to do and the money you need.
I would need a second life you do all the things I have on my to-do-list.
I just dont want to "do it" I want to it to be good to and good in a specific way. I don´t really know if I can tell want I am looking for but when working suddenly it´s there. The line and look I want.
This sounds crazy but I cand "fall in love" with a inked line I just did. It´s confusing.
Other projects keep this project dealyed but I will get back to it soon. About 40 pages finished at the moment of 150 planned.

onsdag 26 februari 2014

19. Adding fresh air.

1. - Hurry Up! She is coming.
2. - I am going home. 3..- Are you a coward? 4. I am NOT!
I haven´t been able to keep up the work I planned. Other projects have taken my time but now I think I am on the track again.
And I have missed the characters. They have been waiting for me to finish this.
But I also realize that sometimes it´s good to have a pause. Looking through the finished pages I understood that I hade to add an open spread, two pages with hardly no text och image on it, just some fresh air to the story.

måndag 27 januari 2014

18. The Spirit of Snow.

Finally there are some snow here this winter, It´s not so much but it´s enough to get me inspired to do some paintings. The comic has a lot of snow so it a big task to manage to create the spirit of the snow in an interesing way.
If you think to much on how to do it it often gets wrong. If you just "do it" it gets a better character.