...and on to the next one. This is the second commission I have done of Duxbury, MA and marks the 10th map that I have sold. Seven more orders to complete and then I can set up an Etsy store and start advertising them.
"The 240-page SparkBook will include 32 pages of instructional text, with illustrations, spread throughout the book and covering several topics (see below). But the bulk of the book will consist of 100 challenges, or “sparks”, to jumpstart your drawings. Each “spark” will be a brief story situation or scene printed at the bottom of a blank two-page spread. Some will be dramatic, some humorous, but each one will be carefully crafted to give your character(s) broad possibilities to act, emote, and entertain. Also, each "spark" will be printed in light-gray type to minimize any visual distraction as you draw.
It's more than just a "how to" book. Along with instructions and inspiration there's lots of space to practice, practice, practice! You can finally draw in a book without getting into trouble!"
I think this is a wonderful project well worth supporting. If you aren't familiar with Cedric's work you should check out his website and blog. Oh yeah, he was also a participant of my Cartoonist Surveys (#115 in the series), which you can read here.
So what are you waiting for? Go here now and get behind Cedric's very cool idea!
In the late 1970's my friend's and I played a form of Frisbee golf, now officially know as Disc Golf. We had no rules back then - we basically traipsed through the woods and picked out certain trees that you had to hit for the holes.
So, when I was approached to do a map of a disc golf course located in one of my local state parks, I couldn't say no. I had no idea how big disc golf is. There is even a Professional Disc Golf Association, a PDGA Tour and World Championships. I may have to try this out!
I'm a fifty-something year old married guy who is referred to as "The Geek" by my wife. That may give you the quick version. If you want more info read on. I grew up in the 60’s-70's as a huge fan of the Big Bad Bruins, Godzilla, Rock Music, Comics, all things scary, drawing and reading. Hmm...doesn't sound like a geek to me... I work for a financial institution as a Web QA tester. I am happily married and have been for over 15 years. I enjoy cartooning and drawing in pen and ink and occasionally will add some watercolor. I have been playing the guitar for years and just recently taught myself the ukulele. I love classic Sci-Fi and Monster movies. Preferably in Black and White. I am not a fan of the new slasher gross-out movies. They come too close to reality. Now the Creature from the Black Lagoon....that’s a movie.