The Beekeeper’s Revengerie (“Buzz ‘B’ for Murder”)
karpiel asked you: You’ve probably answered this question sometime before, but I’m willing to test your patience. How often do you complete an illustration traditionally on paper without the use of any digital manipulation? Also, I would buy your books but I have no money.
It’s usually brush/pen lines paper and color in Photoshop (rarely gouache/watercolor/washes). I draw pretty fast, but then waste hours and hours on coloring. Thanks. I hope you get money.
elitrope asked you: I love your style and I’ve been wondering if you have published a book or something, I’d love to have a look to your drawings in real life :)
Not yet, but stay tuned, should be something soon (I hope).
Anonymous asked you: How tall are you?
Eighth on the insigh.
cage-of-art asked you: Hey, I just saw on your latest post (the interview post) that you are an “amateur” illustrator. Does this mean you didn’t study illustration at school? Or that you just illustrate 4 fun, without getting paid. thanks if you reply :) ^^
Um no, that must’ve been in a question. I get paid for stuff I do for magazines of course, though editorial illustration is usually not too generous to put it mildly. There’s no “fun” 4 people like me, it’s all pain & suffering.
christopherwoodward asked you: Hey there. Really nice style. It’s funny that you mention Seth being an influence, because he actually lives in my town. I have a serious illustration question (being a fairly-serious cartoonist): Some of your drawings have what looks like chalk outlines. How do you get that “chalk” effect in photoshop? It looks really natural and interesting. Take care!
By “chalk” I assume you mean “dry brush,” it’s done with a brush that is dry. Seth is the best, you should go to the barbershop he designed.
Some crap sketches.
Hullo, my humble blog has over 40.000 followers. Thanks, internet!
If I had a dollar for every follower I’d have a lot of money. But I do I have my portfolio on Gerald & Cullen (mein agent) updated, so nudge nudge.
I was going through the List of Things I haven’t Failed At (Yet) and was shocked to discover that I haven’t (yet) failed at creating my own personal useless punctuation character. Well, not anymore.
Meet the Patheto-Bang, an easy way to put the Wah Wah Waaaah Trombone on paper. Example: “Roman thought that coming up with a pointless symbol will make him universally loved & admired, but he soon realized that it’s a thought worthy of his pathetic patheto-bang [patheto-bang] [period]” Put it before a question mark to make your question sound pathetically ironic! One might even pair it with an interrobang. Whatever you do, don’t use it as a verb. You may be surprised to find that the Patheto-Bang is not present on your keyboard (yet). Please check back tomorrow.