Freelance Like a Rockstar - ECCC 2014

lucybellwood:

Erika Moen, Amy Falcone, Dylan Meconis, Steve Lieber, and I talked about the ins and outs of freelancing at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend. Here’s a recording for those of you who couldn’t make it!

In which I talk about important lessons in professionalism using examples from Star Trek AND Say Yes to the Dress. 

(via erikamoen)

I will see many of you darling chickens in Seattle this weekend for the Emerald City Comicon! The organizers do a brilliant job at balancing big media stuff and the work of independent creators/book nerds like yours truly. It is a joy to attend as somebody who loves Star Trek and historical fiction graphic novels.
Come find me (and all of my amazing studiomates) at Table 1214, past the Skybridge on the border of Artist Alley! Or come see me at one of my three panels this year.
You may not find me in the “Exhibitors” listings…because everybody from Periscope is a Special Guest this year! Look for me there instead! (Champagne problems.)

I will see many of you darling chickens in Seattle this weekend for the Emerald City Comicon! The organizers do a brilliant job at balancing big media stuff and the work of independent creators/book nerds like yours truly. It is a joy to attend as somebody who loves Star Trek and historical fiction graphic novels.

Come find me (and all of my amazing studiomates) at Table 1214, past the Skybridge on the border of Artist Alley! Or come see me at one of my three panels this year.

You may not find me in the “Exhibitors” listings…because everybody from Periscope is a Special Guest this year! Look for me there instead! (Champagne problems.)

A detail of in-progress fiddling with shading and coloring techniques, for a large client illustration project. (It’s about…HISTORY!)
The ink-wash shading is in greyscale (with a tone dropped over it to give it a little warmth); the colors are flat colors. This is all digital art, 100% created in Manga Studio; no natural media used.
I hope to pull this style out again for a personal project. I like the limitations that “messier” tools like this impose on me, while still keeping the flexibility of digital work.
Dry, Gritty Brush Pen tool by Ray Frenden; ink wash tool modded from Frenden’s by my studiomate Ron Chan.

A detail of in-progress fiddling with shading and coloring techniques, for a large client illustration project. (It’s about…HISTORY!)

The ink-wash shading is in greyscale (with a tone dropped over it to give it a little warmth); the colors are flat colors. This is all digital art, 100% created in Manga Studio; no natural media used.

I hope to pull this style out again for a personal project. I like the limitations that “messier” tools like this impose on me, while still keeping the flexibility of digital work.

Dry, Gritty Brush Pen tool by Ray Frenden; ink wash tool modded from Frenden’s by my studiomate Ron Chan.