A 7 page comic on an amazing CAN-AM Car and team from 1969. One of the many comic like webcomics I've done in the last few years. The later ones using a lot of Narrative Captions!
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Hayao Miyazaki published boat, plane , tank and other machine watercolor works in Model Graphix over the years.
They have been collected into books, such as these:
They are rough pencil sketches with hand written text that has been watercolor colored. They generally describe the development, the structure or some historic detail of the machines and use. They are cartooned and surrounded with cartoon characters and comics.
They are quite rough in finish. They aren't polished illustrations or comics. I very much like that look and have done something similar with dry markers in the past.
Miyazaki has gone into the details of how he does his illustrations and storyboards. Holbein watercolors, a 2B pencil, a brush and the way he sets out his palette and approach to colors.
Recently I bought some new pens and watercolors and thought I would try something similar again. I have seen may people copy Miyazaki's style, or do Ghibli Studio like Japanese scenes. That isn't what I want to do though. I much appreciate the rough pencil lines and rough watercolor work as it is interesting and looks like it doesn't take much time to do.
Most of the commissions I do are for precise computer based vector illustrations. Making something "sloppy or rough" is actually quite hard to do and takes even longer.
So as a break from that work I have done a little page here on Don Nichols and some of the Cars he produced for the 1970s CAN-AM and Formula 1 for his UOP SHADOW race Team. He was involved with some real innovation, even if his team didn't win at first.
He was also fluent in Japanese and was involved in spy stuff in US-Japan for years before he became a businessman, importing tires into Japan.
It has the roughness of the Miyazaki stuff, but it doesn't look like his work at all. It looks like mine, even if I was inspired by him.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
It allows you to make videos capturing application activity, webcams and other elements. Was developed for streaming, but also produces videos that can be further edited.
Above is the first attempt at a vblog thing talking about using Japanese Environmental Sounds in a composition in Reaper. Pretty rough!
Have done little with YouTube in the last few years as their changes meant that nobody watched anything I made. I didn't have anyway of capturing what I did in CorelDraw or Illustrator before, but as that has now changed with OBS I may do a few vector illustration tutorials.
I was once asked by a signmaker if I could do classes on what I do. A few tutorials would probably help, as I don't use many features of any of these programs, and that was their assumption that I did.
So my approach to making vector illustrations may be forth coming.
This Corona Pandemic escalated pretty quickly, so expect to have plenty of time to do these moving forward.
Made another and found cannot increase the volume of the video clip player. Maybe you can, but it only showed me video filters. Of course me trying to find the words isn't so great either.. but it is what it is..
There isn't any point in making such a short video as far as YouTube is concerned though. It will not be referred to anyone now anyway. YouTube's only care is for minutes watched. The reason I see 40 minute videos with 2 minutes of information and lots of padding. What a low quality world they are encouraging.