Tag Archives: creativity

“Ghost Guard” on Kickstarter; “The War of Art”, Artistic Procrastination & Perfectionism • Episode 09

I discuss the new Kickstarter campaign, “Ghost Guard“, as well as my upcoming Kickstarter campaign schedule, including the ancient mysteries patch set, the “Cryptid Command: Series 2” patch set (Chupacabra, Mothman & The Kraken) and the Halloween patch set. From there I discuss … Continue reading

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Monster Monday

I recently started up a group sketchblog, Monster Monday. As the title suggests, the idea is to create artwork of a new monster every Monday. Monster Monday was inspired by other group sketchblogs such as Illustration Friday and Sugar Frosted … Continue reading

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High-Contrast Line Art Illustration Style: Self-Inspiration

Sometimes (and probably most of the time) merely seeing how an effect is achieved will offer no clues as to what it’s like to create that effect for yourself. Copying or mimicking the effect can help, but those moments where … Continue reading

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Color Theory Resources

Primary, secondary, tertiary, complimentary, analagous, brightness, hue, value, saturation, tints, shades… do these words mean anything to you? They should. A post by cartoonist Matt Glover points out ColorFAQ – very basic web guide to color theory. It got me … Continue reading

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Pencil Grades: An Overview

I touched on the awesomeness of using multiple pencil grades in a previous post on essential cartoonist tools before, but there’s a great overview specifically on pencil grades by cartoonist Matt Glover. There’s some decent additional pencil grade classification information … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Cartoonists to Overcome a Creativity Slump

We’ve all been there – tight deadline, or too many projects at once, or even good ol’ fashioned procrastination. Whatever the cause, you need to finish something and the ideas (and graphite) just aren’t flowing. What to do? Continue reading

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