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  A* "movie poster," art show opening, etcJan 07, 2012 10:33 AM PST | url
Added 1 new A* page:My Seattle art show opening was tonight! It went well! Thanks to everyone who came by and had cheese and crackers with me. :) I will probably get some photos and stuff posted early next week.
Here's this thingy I did over the weekend for the Weekly Art Challenge on ComicFury, which I should probably stop doing since it seems to involve me staying up all night--but anyway I thought this came out okay, the idea was to put one of your characters in a kind of movie poster thing:
*** Paper nerding-out alert! *** Like the other Weekly Art Challenge piece I did recently, this ink wash was on Canson's new 150 lb Illustration paper, which I am liking more the more I use it. It probably can't take a heavy wash like the 140 lb Arches watercolor paper I've been using for the A* pages--and particularly not like the 300 lb Arches paper I've been thinking of upgrading to--but it is brighter, scans much more cleanly, and has a zippier surface, which maybe has been giving those pieces more energy; that, and since I suspect it can't take a heavy wash, I've been keeping the washes simpler, which I think leads to a sharper look that's more along the lines of the way I want to go.
Hm. Maybe next week I'll try some actual A* pages on the Canson paper. And come to think of it, I'm definitely going to be doing something different with it over the weekend.
Oh, and the fancy "ALL SHE WANTS" font I used there is a free font called "Helveticrap"; an ugly name, but I like the font! Goes well with the ink on the Canson paper's treated, slightly greasy surface.
And here are some neat photos of the International Space Station crossing the Moon.
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