Stacy, so good to see you posting some art! Love your stuff and have missed seeing it! What spurred this particular image?
Thanks, Bucky!I've been waist-deep in work that I don't have permission to share on the blog (yet).This image is a part of something I'm working on for myself. I've been writing a bunch of stuff lately and toying around with some images to help inspire that writing process. Sometimes it is easier for me to let the drawing and the writing guide each other. When I'm in a tight spot on the writing side, it helps to just sketch something that might help inspire me out of that spot.
Stacy, I noticed in the studio photos you posted that this particular image was hanging on the line in your studio. I was surprised at how large it was. Do you typically work at 200%? What are the benefits for you in working larger?
Bucky, this image wasn't on the line. You must be mistaking it with a similar one. I usually work at whatever size is comfortable and fits on my 11x17" scanner.I do tend to work large sometimes and have to piece together a couple of scans, though I hate doing that.
Poop! Dang, you're right, Stacy, upon closer inspection I can see that it is a different drawing on the line. So much for my 45 year old eyes.__ Anyway, I appreciated hearing about the size you work at and the piecing together of artwork on the scanner. I hate that too.
I was amazed when I found out how large Stacy and Wes often work. I got so used to working small when I was doing a comic strip, it was very freeing to do larger work afterwards. I got to where I used my whole arm to draw instead of just my fingers and wrist, and I've noticed it creates a lot less stress on my hand. It's changed my style as well.
Ted, when you say, "It's changed my style as well", how do you mean that...and do you have examples ,of a sort of 'before and after' that we could see?I'm curious.
Hmm... I'll see what I can assemble, Bucky. Now you've got me wondering how much it's changed my style. One example that's recently been posted would be that dragon sketch. It was drawn while doing some warm-up sketching, which I'll do sometimes to start my day, with big, sweeping lines, and sometimes it turns into something. It's hard to duplicate that look when working at a smaller size.