Friday, July 31, 2015

Comic character concept - Pandora 14 years old

This has been a great exercise to develop the character further and to see her as a young teenager of 14. I do hope to put up soon a very basic 4-5 sentence #'logline' of the story. 
The basic idea for now is that Pandora (Panda) is able to enter into her dreams which happen to be 'of other worlds'. One of those worlds happens to be with dinosaurs. Kinda cool I reckon!!!
The one thing I have found to be great about this exercise is 'connecting' more with the character. There are certainly more questions than answers. But I find that I'm more excited to be trying to realize and pursue the character and the story they inhibit.

# Logline; Whaaaat? 
A logline is a one (or occasionally two) sentence description that boils the script down to its essential dramatic narrative in as succinct a manner as possible.
A tagline is a piece of marketing copy designed to go on posters to sell the film
- In space no one can hear you scream (Alien)
10 Tips for Writing loglines 

As always thanks for visiting. Take care

Tools used:
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Wacom Intuos 5

Monday, July 27, 2015

Comic character concept - Pandora

Pandora comic concepts
Super excited. Super nervous. This is my first of hopefully many more concepts for a comic story that I am slowly developing. The story is very much in 'development' stage as are the concepts above for one main character. More characters to come overtime.
The character's name above is 'Panda', short for Pandora. 
If I haven't already said, I am currently enrolled with Oatley Academy Live. The curriculum so far is developing a 'personal project'. My hope is that one day the content I produce will be completed for a web comic and a physical hard-copy comic book. Funded through Kickstarter or Patreon.
As always, thanks for visiting. And if you (yes, you) have ever wanted to find inspiration, clear and thought challenging direction for your art. Check out Oatley Academy Live. You will not regret it.
Take care

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wellington, New Zealand 2015 visit

Had a fantastic time in Wellington with my wife for her birthday. We got to see some amazing stuff like the 'The State of our war'. New Zealand's war efforts over in Gallipoli. The statue models were huge as you can see by scale of my wife standing next to one. Weta Workshop had created the models as they have for all they other images above. Seriously talented people. If you have a chance to be in Wellington, New Zealand - definitely check out Te Papa for the 'The State of our war' and "Weta Cave' and the Wellington Airport for  Gandalf, Gollum and Smaug. All free too. Which is AWESOME!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sonya Crawford 2015

Sonya Crawford 2015 birthday
To the most amazing woman that I know, my beautiful wife. She has been my greatest support and loving ear when I have been a nut job in my pursuit of art.
Love you babe. Thanks for being you.

"Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens." Bible

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Manga studio 5 girl image

Manga Studio 5 image from Jason Crawford Art
Recently bought Manga Studio 5 or as it is known (Clip Studio Paint Pro digital). Wow, what an amazing program.
The features so far are really intuitive to use. Especially the brushes. They are so smooth and the responsiveness with the wacom tablet is in my opinion far superior to photoshop. 
In the past where I would have to do my inking on the ipad and then colour up in photoshop, I can now do all within the one program. Absolute time saver!!!!

Probably however the biggest selling point for the program is the cost price. I paid just over $30 (NZ dollars). This was with a sale that Manga had on recently. But I would be more than happy to pay the full price of $75. Also to note that upgrading is very affordable for the future. So well done Manga Studio.

So, in closing...couldn't recommend this program more highly enough. Can't wait to upload more yummies in the future from this program.

A question for you, yes you (the visitor).
If you have used Manga Studio I would love to hear any comments on how you have found the program. As always, thanks for visiting.

Take care

Tools used = Manga Studio (only)