For the last few years, i've repeatedly said that i was learning to cartoon with the web comic. More specifically, i claimed to have some serious art chops, but was just trying to learn to simplify and caricature and reign in to do cartooning.
Time for me to put my paintbrush where my mouth is. (Makes me glad it's a stylus that hasn't been dipped in nasty oil paints) And so we have Gallery 3 - an excuse for me to get some paintings done, and a place to put them.
If you've been peeking at the promos over the last week, you've seen some teases of the paintings going up today. All fresh, tasty art - just off the vine. No stories with pictures, but sometimes pictures with stories. And definite expeditions into the strange. Fresh paintings every 10-15 minutes for the next couple hours.
Sure, i've been polluting the Shameless Advertisement thread with G3 promos for my upcoming gallery - but have you been paying attention to the Gallerotica that's already in place? No stories, no sequentials, just the erotic art gallery the name might imply.
Just updated with a fresh guache, still drippy wet. (digitally speaking)
All my comics, paintings, etc., are done digitally. The first thing i did after connecting my bamboo was to change the settings from the default "pen" (objective) mode to "mouse" (subjective) mode. That makes a HUGE difference in drawing with the tablet for me.
EDIT: Oh, yeah - forgot.
I do my inks in Flash. It started life as a natural media emulator before it became a hit for animation. It has good brush response, and all the inks are vector format making them infinitely scalable. You know - in case you ever have to blow a strip up to billboard size.
At the end of the month i'll be launching a new gallery here. Currently i'm working on a watercolour version of my Atomic Mandala i posted for readers to meditate upon while i paused my comic to follow the painting urges.
Here's where i'm quitting for the night:
Just spotted this thread for the first time. Great idea (sorry) - keep all those unused ideas from going to waste.
Atsuuikakura:The Centipede god: I also had an idea for an princess possessed by an eldritch abomination, a centipede god from an unpublished comic of mine. But I skrapped that in favor of using Platina Entropy in her place.
This parallels/intersects with an idea i was playing with for MAD SCIENCE!, but got dumped because it would have required too much story time to do what i wanted with it. So there's a much smaller, more insignificant cult instead.
The Centipede was an eldritch abomination pretending at being a god; both for the cult followers to use, and maybe even to gather worship power and bring about an actual ascension. The Centipede was able to separate individual segments and use them as independent extensions of self. (Think something like the Monkey King's hairs) Being a creature that dwells beneath things, it operated the cult in much the same way - underground operations out of the sight of most, using misdirection and shadow to hide their actions and purpose.
In MAD SCIENCE! the cult would have used the very public actions of other cast members as misdirection, shaping their own plans to intersect with, and be confused for, the actions of others. This would have allowed them to get much further with their plans, and grow much more powerful before being confronted by our heroes.
While i still like the ideas, and would have fun playing them out, i just don't see getting around to them any time soon. It just grew too big to wedge into a story already as dense as MAD SCIENCE! Maybe someone else will run with it.
Well, you're probably hanging out in the wrong forum then.
But, lucky for you, Gallerotica isn't a web comic!
Hence the name.
With the latest posting, there's four pics up now - enough to give a notion of what sort of work i'm doing to get away from all the comic drawing. Although it's still all digitally created, much work is done using natural media emulation in Painter, and i'm planning to play with the boundaries between traditional and digital work as i go.
Lightfoot:...I wonder if a comic could be made where the backgrounds were the characters?
Sometimes I actually like drawing the backgrounds more than the characters. I've thought about some kind of stock backgrounds drawings that I'd reuse, but honestly the locations don't repeat that often in Pulse.
That sounds oddly inspiring... Tales Of An Empty World
Yeah, i could see it working for a short bit - but hard to sustain.