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Hello! My name is John Martz. I am an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. I am the author of Destination X (Nobrow Press, 2013) and Machine Gum (La Pastéque, 2013). I am the illustrator of the picture books Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2012), Who's on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013). Hello! My name is John Martz.
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How to draw a tree - tree drawing How to draw a tree - tree drawing I would like to use one of my own drawing attempts to introduce two of the "tricks" I have learned from others. One of the very convincing tricks is to combine detailed depiction of important areas with unfinished or blank areas. The second one is to illustrate dimensions,proportion and space by the surrounding of the tree. 1.The tree trunk A trunk looks convincing when the viewer sees how the tree grows out of the earth. For that reason I paid particular attention to area at the trunk base. Are the roots to see?
Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books: Amazon.co.uk: Uri Shulevitz As an Illustration student, and now in my second year, I've come to notice that booklists can be out-dated and out of print. This particular book is another example: lacking in colour, which still staggers me as its a book about ILLUSTRATION for children, which renders most of the beautiful works collected in this volume rather dull and similar (Ivan Bilabin, for example, is not done justice!)Also, some of the information on colour seperations and printing methods are way out of date: so don't be put off by the complexity of them. Not all illustrations have to be broken down into several thousand layers of colour BEFORE being sent off to the rpinters (Well, three layers, actually) and nowadays the illustrator has more freedom as to how his work is displayed and printed.This book is also disappointing as it only seems to deal with flat illustrations: No pop-up books, Interactive or Board-books, which are extremely popular with children. Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books: Amazon.co.uk: Uri Shulevitz
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Who is your favorite teacher? I've never had an answer to this question. Early on I wanted to study illustration, but few opportunities were offered in my academic sphere. I've always been able to learn more through books than through the teachers I encountered. Learn to be a Comic Book Illustrator Learn to be a Comic Book Illustrator
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An Illustrator's Life For Me!: How to Draw People: Sketching in Public Places An Illustrator's Life For Me!: How to Draw People: Sketching in Public Places I often get emails from people who've seen my train drawings, asking for advice on how to go about sketching strangers in public. So, although I have probably said a lot of this before, in bits and bobs, I thought I'd put it all together, to maybe help give people the confidence to have a go. Firstly, I never, ever ask permission: if you do that, you're stuck drawing a 'portrait', which is a totally different thing; people are no longer natural, plus there's suddenly an expectation on you to achieve a likeness (as well as a need to make sure it's flattering!), which makes things quite stressful. My 'victim' sometimes works it out halfway through, but then they tend to hold the original position and carry on with what they were doing. There are tricks: firstly, I have found trains are perfect - when people are travelling, they have less objection than when they're 'at leisure'.
It's a busy period on the SketchCrawl North front: this weekend we went out on the first of 3 SketchCrawls, taking place on 3 consecutive Saturdays. We normally do once a month but sometimes opportunities are too good to miss. This one was in celebration of fellow-sketcher Di being in the UK for a visit from Australia. Now, anyone reading this from the UK will know that Saturday was not the best advertisment for a British summer. It was certainly freezing in Buxton! But were we downhearted? An Illustrator's Life For Me!: SketchCrawl in Buxton, Welcoming Di from Oz! An Illustrator's Life For Me!: SketchCrawl in Buxton, Welcoming Di from Oz!
About « Dr Sketchy Sheffield What is Dr Sketchy’s? From illegal flashmobs to the Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Sketchy’s has brought artists a rule-breaking cocktail of dames, drinking and drawing. Dr. About « Dr Sketchy Sheffield
andrea joseph's sketchblog I love this girl. She came through for me again. She is a part of me; my teenage self. I made two drawings of her some years back. They were, I guess, memory drawings. They were about being in love with reading. andrea joseph's sketchblog
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Comics: Philosophy & Practice - May 18-20, 2012 // University of Chicago Comics: Philosophy & Practice - May 18-20, 2012 // University of Chicago In a three-day conference featuring a range of events — lectures, conversations, panels, and workshops — cartoonists will come together at the University of Chicago, long a location of word-and-image study, to take stock of their own ground-breaking work and the future of comics. They will explore comics autobiography and journalism, the current shape of the "graphic novel," the power of hand-drawn images to shock and provoke, historical print culture, the narrative impact of comics style, and where and how today's most exciting work is happening. The first of its kind, this historic conference brings together 17 world-famous cartoonists whose work has defined contemporary comics. These internationally acclaimed figures have innovated the visual styles, genres, and formats that make comics popular and fascinating; they set the terms for the possibilities of the form.
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The Magpie Girl: daily outfit post The Magpie Girl: daily outfit post So Im finally back! I had the best weekend away in Mullingar for my hen party weekend. My bridesmaids (who you met in the last post when they took over my blog!) went above and beyond and created the most amazing weekend ever.
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Tombo means dragonfly in Japanese. It's also the name of this very nifty bamboo tool I learned how to make at ceramics school last week. It is a traditional Japanese measuring gouge used for making duplicate cups or bowls on the pottery wheel. It gives you a target width and depth of a bowl when you are making a matching set, which is what I will be attempting to make in my wheel throwing class. And I wouldn't be me if I didn't decorate all my throwing tools with my wood burning tool, right? Geninne's Art Blog
The Dawn Chapel - A Fine Day Out
Meaty Yogurt - When I first started doing this comic, the plan was to update it a chapter at a time about once a month. It's what I did for the first three chapters. It was working out well. Somewhere along the line, folks convinced me to update once a week, that this would increase readership and make the comic better. Except the pacing of the story is such that it makes more sense and is more entertaining when read in large chunks rather than spaced out. So readership fell.
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