Added 1 new A* page:
Always end every episode with an explosion, mother used to say. Well okay she didn't, but it seems like a good rule of thumb somehow. Oh there's still one final page for this episode, but we're close.
Some sketches I did today:
Those were with a Rotring Tikky Graphic 0.3 (the skinnier lines) and a Faber-Castell "big brush" artist pen (the thick fill around the asteroid), which I guess have ended up being my two favorites among all the pens I bought
back in my pen phase. >_> They also happen to be the two wettest--probably no coincidence there!
I had an interesting talk with the plumber (the senior plumber--the junior was actually down behind the sink drilling out the clog) today about selling artwork on eBay, which I think I mentioned a while back that I want to get to doing at some point--larger compositions not necessarily having anything to do with A*, just cool pictures. And I mentioned last week or two about getting some smaller ink drawings worked up for selling on Etsy, and that seems like a good starting point, well maybe. Anyway if I get a handle on this time management thing--trying to go pretty much cold turkey on the wasting-time-on-the-internet thing this week, although I did waste some posting a photo of a rat sleeping on a box of Rice Krispie Treats
on Tumblr that has already proceeded to become the third most popular thing I've ever posted there (it was reference for the little rat who crept into my old Princess and the Giant
comic; pretty sure I just got it from a Google image search years ago)--then I think pretty soon I'll be able to get cranking on the smaller sorts of pictures.
This plumber guy had a profitable system of taking football player photos off the internet, using the Posterize filter in eh whatsit Art Studio Pro no that isn't it...well whatever...then sketching the resulting simplified image out large using the classical grid mural-making method, and filling it in on a big canvas in bright acrylics. Also he helped me determine that the best painting to do for eBay would be a cat in a sailboat in front of some mountains; apparently the interior designers who scour the auctions for cheap art to fill in rooms like that sort of thing.