“So what is the Famous Artists Cartoon Course? Imagine Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but written by a dozen of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s about the skills you need to cut it as a professional cartoonist. It is 18 chapters, 390 pages, on 8.5×11″ paper. There is approximately a 70:30 ratio of space taken up by text versus pictures (it’s a legit textbook).”
Artists, y’all need to buzz on over to this post on Random Nerds and get this marvelous textbook FOR FUH-REE-HEE.
The music-program-arranger at my church got bad news about her dog Yoyo. He’s anemic and needs a transfusion, but she’s on a fixed income. As far as I know, the dog is her only companion at home.
Help a puppy out? I know she’d appreciate it.
If you can’t donate, just getting the word out would help alot. Thank you.
Reposting emelie @[email protected]
I just discovered Marco Bucci on Youtube. This artist probably makes the best educational art videos I’ve ever watched, I urge every artist to check out his “10 Minutes To Better Painting”.
His video on edges was REALLY REALLY enlightening for me!!
OWL: The Online Writing Log
For any writers out there aspiring to track their wordcount, this is a new tool by a bloke I see on Mastodon. He’s been working hard on it, so for those of you who don’t want to use monster spreadsheets, this might be a good option for you!
One of my besties just published her first full-length novel. I’m so proud!!!
About the book:
This is a story about America.
Also about Lady Fiction, a robot of GRACE and POISE who solves CRIMES. Robots do not dream of destiny, and yet she dreams. She dreams of finding American Hero, of bringing her back to save an America on the ragged edge of being eaten up by God’s own chaos.
She dreams of a series of Pintos, left wrecked, mangled, and exploded across amber waves of grain and majestic purple mountains.
She dreams of befriending serial killers and quieting ghosts, and eating trash from a thousand dumpsters to fuel her stomach furnace. She dreams of waking gods and putting others down. She dreams of facing off the Devil and forcing her to change her crooked ways.
But all dreams lie. So does Lady Fiction.
Entropy wins. All you can do is steal a few moments from it.
I got to read the first part of it years ago. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. If you’re looking for a DIFFERENT yet funny yet thoughtful-deep read, you should grab it.
Trying out this recipe tonight, except I’m using the Ore-Ida frozen diced hash browns. Only three ingredients! Wow!
While they cook I’ll try to color a Moxie. Poor kitten, I’m really neglecting her updates! BUT I also wrote on the GNRoAT and that’s priorities.
Repost from my Tumblr. :3
Any of me fellow artists have one of these? They any good?
Armature Nine – Official Storefront
Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business site is a lot of thought to chew on, and provides a roundup of issues facing illustrators these days. A must see for any artist, writer, publisher, media provider, teacher or lover of books and illustration.
Yay illustrators! Give ‘em da credits, folks! Don’t forget ‘em!
Pictures Mean Business
EVERYONE LET’S BUY THIS
The demo alone made me have so many feels!!! I was charmed, I was disturbed, I was dismayed…and this was only a demo. Add in a VERY unique combat system, quirky characters, and you’ll find it puts 99% of mass-produced AAA games to shame!
Algebraic Breakdown: the weirdness of Space Funeral MINUS blood PLUS the playstyle of Off PLUS the charm of your favorite Pixar characters PLUS the heart of a Miyazaki film SQUARED!
I will tell you nothing else about it or else you will be spoiled. Definitely read the “readme.htm” file included with the demo!!