Added 1 new A* page:Since you can now buy the original art behind the A* art you see on this site, I thought I'd highlight a few of what I regard as my more successful pieces from the past that are currently available for purchase:|
In the episode 15 gallery, there's To Live Forever
which is an 11" x 17" piece that was the base art for a sort of A* "movie poster"--the final version with digital lettering is also in the episode 17 gallery, right here.
And then of course there are plenty of the A* comics with art you can buy; here are some to consider!
One of the earliest ones, for episode 13, page 155
came out rather nicely. That's back when I was doing them on pieces of 11" x 17" Strathmore bristol, and I see I had a lot in the margin areas there that didn't fit into the actual comic version that went up on the site.
There's also the art for episode 14, page 6
that's had some of the heaviest washing I've tried, making for a pretty moody face. Clone angst, you know!
The art for episode 15, page 15
is still some of the sharpest I've managed, I think. In fact I don't really know how I did it, but that's art for you!
In the art for episode 16, page 32
which was one of the first I did in my no-pencil-layout / all-freehanded-ink phase (which only just ended nineteen pages ago), I ended up repainting Titus' face uh a lot of times; finally it was this big puddle of gray ink and I had to scrape it off and then miraculously there was just kind of this amazing face looking back at me that wasn't anything like what I would have consciously tried to do; a few touch-ups and highlights and voila, one of the best male faces I've painted so far, definitely. I also had fun with the bottles he's pointing at behind the bar, and the various shadows in the background.
And each of those is going for the low, low price of just $50!
After all that talk last week of the International Space Station possibly having to move out of the way of two pieces of incoming space debris, then not having to move after all, well, it looks like this week it will have to move to avoid what is I guess another piece of debris. The article points out that "NASA estimates that more than 21,000 fragments of orbital debris larger than 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) are stuck in Earth's orbit," so I suppose this is just going to be a regular fact of near-Earth space life.