Thursday, November 29, 2007
So, I finally got my DS, R4, micro SD, firmware update, and Colors. I painted my first painting in my bedroom. I'm pretty happy with it, since it took me awhile to get used to how to use it, but that didn't really take that long. Hopefully you'll be seeing many more painting from my DS to
come. Now, back to work I go.
http://colors.brombra.net/details.php?i=1730 Scroll to the bottom to play the video of my painting and you can see how I jacked it up a few times, but finally figured it out.
How to make it work
1. by the DS light $129
2. get an R4 card $30 to $40 it comes with a usb/micro sd thumb drive to download and upload software to your computer from your DS or to your DS.
3. get a micro SD card $20 for 2 gigs or some R4 deals come with an SD card.
4. go to the R4 main page http://www.r4ds.com/r4.htm and download the firmware to your computer, unzip it (it's a rar), and then just save the data to the root of the micro sd. There will be a folder called system, just take everything from there and move it to root and you're done.
5. download COLORS from http://www.collectingsmiles.com/colors/ and unzip and place the whole folder in the root (you don't have to move files to root, just put the folder in root).
The DS is pressure sensitive, so it’s just like a Wacom, but cheaper and you can take it just about anywhere. The best thing ever, for artists.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Things are picking up for me. I'm doing some pinups for a new book from Force Galexia, whom I've done work for before. I really like working with Andra, because he gives me a short description of what he wants and I can go from there. On my first sketch he like it, so not a lot of working things out, just doing what I like.
My first two pages for Space and Time are penciled and I'm working on three, but the pinups are going to slow me down. No big deal, I'll be back to them in no time.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here is one of the cyborgs in my new story called Space and Time. Mike and I hope to finish the pitch to Image in a few weeks and then we'll know if we have a lot of work to do or if we'll be getting back to drawing board, so to speak. Mike has a lot of great ideas for something else, so we're not done by a long shot if this one doesn't work out.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I'm about finished with page two of my pitch to Image. I hope to get done with the next three by next week, as I've taken enough time on them as it is. I'll go back and correct things and ink them and then finally color them. Coloring should be too hard and I might have found someone to flatten my images for me.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
So far I've finished penciling the first page of the submission to Image. I'm going to work it out so we can submit to Zuda comics too in their format. I figure if Image doesn't like it we can go Zuda.
The big reason I'd like to go with Image is because we retain all the rights to the characters and story, where as with Zuda we give up some of those rights.
This piece is for the no prize challenge at Ten Ton. It's supposed to be DC characters only, so I hope it looks clear enough.