November 28, 2008

November 24, 2008

Landmarks in superhero comics

1.The arrival of the Watcher, Galactus and the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 48-51.

2.The Kree-Skrull war in Avengers 89-97.

3.The Frank Miller run on Daredevil.

4.The Amazing Spider-Man 31-33 Steve Ditko/Stan Lee

Books To Get You Started

Books To Get You Started:
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards
Drawing With Children - Mona Brookes
Anatomy for the Artist - Sarah Simblet
Perspective for the Comic Book Artists - David Chelsea
The DC Comic Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics - Mark Chiarello &Todd Klein
The DC Comic Guide to Pencilling Comics - Klaus Janson
The DC Comic Guide to Coloring Inking Comics - Klaus Janson
How to Draw the Marvel Way - Stan Lee & John Buscema
Comic and Sequential Art - Will Eisner
Graphic Storytelling - Will Eisner

Dynamic Anatomy -Burne Hogarth
Dynamic Figure Drawing - Burne Hogarth
Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery - Burne Hogarth
Dynamic Light and Shade - Burne Hogarth

Books That Will Give Further Insights to Comics
Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud
Reinventing Comics - Scott McCloud
Making Comics - Scott McCloud

Simon Limon

November 21, 2008

Nancy Kwan Documentary - Ka Shen's Journey

Dong Kingman

Dong Kingman (31 March 1911 - 12 May 2000) was a Chinese American artist. As a painter on the forefront of the California Style School of painting, he was known for his watercolor landscape paintings as well as his graphic design work in the Hollywood film industry. Kingman worked as an illustrator in the film industry, designing the backgrounds for a number of major motion pictures including "55 Days at Peking" and the Hollywood adaptation of "Flower Drum Song".

November 19, 2008

French actress Dany Carrel

Bitch Slap - Coming Soon

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill re-imagined

OSS 117: Cairo - Nest Of Spies

Reg Varney reaches the end of the line

Reg Varney - 11 July 1916 – 16 November 2008

November 13, 2008

Allan G. Hunter

Stories We Need to Know: Reading Your Life Path in Literature

Shelby Steele

Obama's post-racial promise by Shelby Steele

November 10, 2008



Coloring lineart using flats

colouring lineart

1. open your rgb scan
2. select the blue channel and duplicate it and name it "lineart"
3. clean up the lineart channel with levels/use threshold to make it b/w

4. in layers palate fill background layer with white
5. make a new transparent layer and name it "colour"
6. start making selections on the colour layer and fill them

7. once you have all the major parts filled copy this layer and paste it in to a new channel
8. name this channel flats.

9. On the colour layer slected an area
10. choose gradient with foreground to transparent (multipy mode).
make sure the foreground colour is the same as colour as the area you are colouring
11. drag over selected area - it will become darker
12. choose airbrush with screen mode 40% opacity
13. start painting to lighten the area
14. if you make a mistake select area from the flats channel and start again

November 3, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in the Cities - One of the key films of the New German Cinema, it is available on DVD for the first time ever in the UK. The disc includes an exclusive interview with Wim Wenders by Mark Cousins, rare interviews with stars Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer, a collectors booklet and photo galleries. The film is presented in Full Frame with German Stereo sound and English subtitles. Widely accepted to be one of the director’s most poignant films, it marked the emergence of Wim Wenders as one of the most distinctive European filmmakers of all time.

November 2, 2008


Art Associates Under $500 exhibition
Gardner Galleries
October 2008

Nintendo “Out of Controller” competition and exhibition
2nd place winner
FAD Gallery, Melbourne.
September 2008

End of year art auction
Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

Linden Postcard show
Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts, St.Kilda

Noma Concours Picture book exhibition
Encouragement prize
Artwork exhibited in Tokyo and Bratislava

Suggested purchase

Hi-Fi Color For Comics: Digital Techniques for Professional Results

Animation from pencils to pixels : classical techniques for digital animators

Prepare to board! : creating story and characters for animated features and shorts

How to cheat Adobe Flash CS3 : the art of design and animation

Graphic Artists Guild handbook : pricing [and] ethical guidelines

Drawing words, writing pictures : making comics: manga, graphic novels, and beyond

Making a living without a job : winning ways for creating work that you love

How to be an illustrator

Wim Wenders' road movies [videodisc]

How to make webcomics

November 1, 2008