Sunday, August 12, 2018

Adapting previous writings to the Graphic Novel format

A nice guest column by Ohio writer Steve Kissing posted on the Writer's Digest magazine website. The article describes his process of adapting his previous writings to the Graphic Novel format. Includes script, thumbnail, and inked art samples.

Friday, May 04, 2018


A fascinating BBC documentary from back in 2007 about USA comics legend Steve Ditko.

Famous for co-creating Spider man. He also created and drew Dr Strange, The Creeper, and lesser known titles like The Question, and Mr A.

His depiction of magical planes of existence in Dr Strange predated the whole psychedelic movement!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Online source for visual reference recommended by illustrator Edward Kinsella.

http://www.shorpy.com/

Remember to design first and then seek reference.  Don't be a slave to your reference - use it to improve your own drawing.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Live Performance Drawing - Friday March 16th 2018 - Arabesque World Dance

Friday March 16th 2018 (Gallery Hop)
Live Performance Drawing 
"Oritentale Odyssey" 


Come join fellow sketchers as we are guests to enjoy the great live performances by several talented traditional middle eastern style dancers including Hala Alimah Belly Dance Troupe!

Thanks to Safiya Nawaar and AWD for being drawing friendly venue! 

5 - 8p, Arabesque World Dance, 451-B Chair Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Facebook EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/496369834097017/

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Developing Your Visual Memory

Wouldn't you like to be able to draw from your visual memory?  We all see such fantastic and amazing events and things in our lives - many which happen so quickly or unexpectedly that we can't draw them or take a photo.

"If you think about it, all life drawing and painting is at some point being done from the artist's memory."  - Darren Rouser from the introduction of his book, 


Memory Drawing: Perceptual Training and Recall


memorydrawing

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Lexington Comic & Toy Show 2018



Come join us at the 2018 incarnation of the Lexington Comic & Toy Show!  The show gets bigger and better each year!

Now expanded into Rupp Arena as well as Heritage Hall in the Convention Center!

Be part of the fun for their FIFTH YEAR!

We (the CCG) will be set up on the main floor in Artists Alley - table 1408!  

Come by and see us and learn about local comic creators, illustrators, animators - visual storytellers!  Find out about upcoming events, educational opportunities, and talk with some local creatives!