Words from the Creator
Weds Aug 5 2020 Updates; Tribute; Lore; Adaptation; Thanks
12:18 am Words: Normally, I would put off processing orders, and do new studio art first; but with a major shipment of cel animation, and the original manga art ( three boxes of drawing paper sitting in piles in the studio) – on the way in a week; making space by taking things out of boxes, seemed prudent.
Because of the fragile nature of cel animation, there are archival supplies I need to put them in, and make sure to get the newly delivered packages containing acrylic cels, indoors, out of the sun, as soon as they arrive.
But, today I nearly completed. I am eager to get concepts down on paper. Will be completing the purchasing of the last set of cel animation on Thurs ( timing of fund transfer, paying seller) – I have no pending orders. So tomorrow I hope to complete storing the remaining stack of original comic art, and work on studio art.
The tropical storm didn’t affect my household, property ect – fortunately. After the 3 day marathon of all day manual labor ( like furniture moving all day, mowing ) preparations, I feel more energy to do fresh studio work, each day.
I watched Jordan Peele’s “Us”* , several hours ago; while scanning, and uploading. It was so compelling ** that I actually stopped multi-tasking, and watched it straight through – something I rarely do. Really impressed with the thought that went into it – stories, that when presented, are dynamic, moving, and people want to rewatch.
*( finally– I had wanted to see it, after I saw “Get Out” last year)
**( like “Get Out” was when I saw it)
I have more original art I can post tomorrow as soon as I resize it: composition layouts; some full color watercolors; many comicbook interiors of some of the pre-code horror , GGA, and pre-code horror -esque, comics and eerie magazines I photo graphed in the past months.
Pretty soon, I should add videos to upcoming posts. As I organized videos, scattered throughout folders, across 6 hard drives, I was surprised I had several hundred that I could post.
I purchased a magician photo set, with a prop, that I had seen in a thumbnail, but never purchased until recently- that can make good photo reference, for study, and redrawing ( backgrounds, inform postures and expressions). The fun part of being an artist, is being able to ‘create’ variations; based on images, photos; ie, studying a photo, redrawing realistic anatomy, then creating unique anatomy; and scenes, ect.
Once I have processed the original comicbook art, cel animations – I would like to resume working on soundtracks, studies of the covers ( and now, original art; cel animations ).
I look forward to seeing the kind of full color illustrations, in cel animations, describing the characters and scenes, in a visual novel, with the new script read by top voice actresses (with full broadcast rights), and soundtracks; to launch as new brand; kickstarter; and other platforms.
When characters are illustrated, enough times, with some that look professional – it will be fun to use the images, along side ads, web pages, titles, intros, business related ( mascots); and to have visual content to describe the scripts I present to voice actresses. And eventually, when I present professional looking comic books to publishing studios. Then make illustrations, and stand alone stories.
Thanks so much for your encouraging interest and support!
Have a Great week.
( I plan to try to post content through the week, and clear the way for uninterrupted studio work)
When I would see a Tudor drama, it seemed there was no reason not to use the s/fx that were clearly possible*. The reason it wasn’t done, seemed to be low budget; since often they tried using mannequins, hair pieces, and blood packs.
*( by example of Nightmare on Elm street type films)
The ‘truth’ of these stories, seems ‘omitted’ , when the scene is ‘omitted’. For example, the terror I felt after watching a Nightmare on Elm Street ( tv show episode), would give a bigger picture , of how medieval law and order was impacted, if one watching a historical documentary, understood the terror, when seeing the gory s/fx*.
Instead, they are mostly presented with ‘implication’, relying on imagination.
*Having seen the ‘real gore’ on the internet ( which is much more prevalent than it ever was in my experience), it has a very ‘impactful’, different effect. Seeing the fragility, mortality, of another, seems depressing, and generates outrage*, grief; a desire for justice for the perpetrators.
*I can understand why some feel the way they do toward artists and artwork; but it’s still ignorant, and mis applied projection: the issue is the event, and feelings about it;
Counterpoint: art vs photography ( journalism);
Who gets upset with the journalist, as though they are responsible for the the feelings the images are catalyst to?