See you at New York Comic Con this weekend! I’ll be chillin at table U8 in the giant Artist Alley, near the back of the hall. I will have my stock of prints and limited, signed copies of my cover for Jim Hensen’s Storyteller: Witches #1!
Capture Creatures #1 by beckyandfrank from boomstudios is out this fall, and available for pre-order at your local comic book store! If you like it, the cover I did here is Cover C! Diamond code: SEP141165. The deadline to preorder is soon!! September 25th. Go forth, capture the creatures.
With her brother kidnapped by a witch, a young princess searches for him deep in the mysterious forest beyond the castle where the Lord of the Forest, an armor-clad spirit who watches over the wilderness, awaits. The princess must rely on her wits to discover who she can trust, lest her family be cursed forever.
If you like gorgeous illustrations, witches, rabbit lords, and brave princesses of color, this story is for you!
Artist questions from this post answered! Thanks for the questions guys, this was fun~
1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
Digital all the way. The less messy with the less cleanup, the better.
2. How long have you been drawing?
Since I could hold a crayon. The first thing I remember making on my own was a cut-out pattern of hearts and stars to decorate my cubby with in preschool. I started taking it seriously and considering it as a career path in middle school.
8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
Professionally, but even though I’m not drawing purely for fun most of the time, the work I’m doing is fun anyway. I need to find something to enjoy in everything I do in order to do it well, but it’s usually not hard to find.
10. Are you confident about your art?
I can’t afford not to be. It’s an odd combination and balancing act of pure narcissism and crippling self doubt.
11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
Out of the 300-ish blogs I follow, I’d say 250-280 of them are art, comics, photography, fashion, and other artist’s blogs. The rest are bunnies.
14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
Not often, but I’m not against it. I like working on my own projects most of the time. When it comes to comics, I prefer working with a dedicated writer.
17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
Sure, but only if they asked for it, and they’re not like 20 years my senpai.
18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
My sleep schedule and diet. Good work comes with a healthy lifestyle.
20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
Invader ZIM. I drew him a million times in middle school and now I’ll never be rid of him.
21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
Not really, but if someone gives me a challenge I can get extremely competitive.
25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
I love listening to lots of different music and comedy tracks when I’m working! My Pandora station is a mess.
27. How many layers does a typical piece require?
Between 10 to 15 layers.
30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
Lately, historical artists and their many personal histories. Sometimes I wonder which artists living and working today will be remembered hundreds of years from now, and for what. But what mostly keeps me focused is making rent on time and being able to buy groceries and pay bills. If I’m not good, I can’t support myself.
My dear followers, I need your help in the #DesignforLindseyStirling contest! I wouldn’t be asking this way if I didn’t really, really want this, or if I didn’t think I deserved a real shot against the other entires. Please go to Talent House and VOTE! You can vote up to two times using Facebook and Twitter. The rankings and competition is tough, so please reblog this to help spread the word! I love you guys, and I know you have it in you to reblog this the way you reblogged the shit out of that pumpkin spice comic because you’re a bunch of crazy beautiful people. Thanks for taking the time to help make this crazy little contest dream of mine maybe come true-!!
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