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Category Archives: drawing
Work progresses on MaiNichi Mushroom Magazine. I’d hoped to have Issue 2 ready before now but got stuck with details about taxonomy. How much detail to include? How much to leave out? How to make it interesting? I’m not sure … Continue reading
I finally finished the first issue of Mai Nichi Mushroom, your monthly guide to your daily mushroom life! I’m thrilled with how it looks and how the content came together. I’m quite fond of the effect of the print on … Continue reading
I’ve almost got the cover completed. I want to add a fox behind the mushrooms or looking up at them as if they are gigantic. I used the illustration I posted about yesterday. I scanned the sketch and then applied … Continue reading
I’m making a zone for my husband’s birthday. It’s themed around the story of a little fox who likes to study and collect mushrooms but slightly formatted like a lifestyle magazine. Maybe it seems odd but we live in Japan. … Continue reading
Been a weird kinda day. Cold and rainy and projects stopping and starting. Did some writing and then decided to take a break by doing an exercise with Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists by Carla Sonheim. I used “Lab … Continue reading
A quick comic related to the post Listening to Scary Stories. So how do scary stories affect you? Do they keep you up? Do you need the light on? Is there only one type that freaks you out? Maybe they’re … Continue reading
The Tokyo Art Book Fair is two weeks away. This is the first post of interviews with fellow Art Byte Critique members to introduce their work and talk about the show. ARTIST: Lyle Nisenholz アーテイスト：ライル ニセンホルツ From: United States In Japan: 12 … Continue reading
Based In: Columbia Job: Full time artist with a tiny studio in Bogata. Tell me about your work and your medium. The majority of my work is with cut paper and different aspects of drawing, working with space … Continue reading
I wanted to start of the day with something creative. I used an old illo because I wanted to practice using Sketchbook Pro on my iPad. I used a layers technique like I would on Photoshop but I had to … Continue reading
The show is running now until August 31 and tickets are 1000 yen, photography is not allowed on the exhibition. I have mixed feelings about this show. I’m a manga, anime and game fan and I was really excited to … Continue reading