Comics & Watercolor Technique

lauraanneterry:

Comics & Watercolor Technique

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For the longest time I’ve held fast to coloring my comics with watercolor, using my own two hands (and a brush of course.)

My technique has gone through a few changes, but ultimately I found a way of working that gives me a crisp black line and vivid colors that are easy to edit. The original idea for my technique came from Alison Bechedel,who makes her wash and ink layers separately, which is…

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Genius.

The hubs and I have been in Orange County for two months now, and while SoCal has its beauty, beaches, and fabulous weather, our hearts are still tied to Boston. So I was all too thrilled when the Dig’s AD (and my good pal), Scott Murry, asked me to contribute a cover illo!

It illustrates a great article written by John Ruch, detailing the aftermath of the Olympics in Atlanta and how Boston could suffer the same fate if it wins its bid to host the games. Low-income families and the homeless are cast aside while the host city undergoes grand development plans that it can’t support in the long-term. Moral of the story: If you love your city and care about its residents, don’t have an Olympics there.

If you’re in Boston, make sure to grab a copy of the Dig and read up!

Smushed faces are a blast to draw!
Beer Advocate’s next BYOB column is about homebrewers opening up their homes to eager students.

Smushed faces are a blast to draw!

Beer Advocate’s next BYOB column is about homebrewers opening up their homes to eager students.

jasonviola:

Fear of Flowers Part 1

JASON, oh my gawd. Beautiful!

Non-sequitur sketchbook comic.

Non-sequitur sketchbook comic.

Severed body parts doodles.

Severed body parts doodles.

Whenever I do a BYOB I provide between 2-3 ideas (thumbnails) for my AD, Taylor, to choose from. Sometimes I’ll end up with a drawing/concept/composition that I really like but it doesn’t best fit the theme of the article.

I got a wild hair up my butt to show you some of these rejected thumbs.

kalikardashian:

thelilnan:

OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE

OKAY

AJAX SOAP

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THEIR SLOGAN IS “STRONGER THAN GREASE”

AND I WAS LIKE OKAY YEAH MAKES SENSE FOR A DISH SOAP- WAIT

AJAX WAS A GREEK SOLDIER RENOWNED FOR HIS STRENGTH

AJAX IS STRONGER THAN ALL OF GREECE

someone who worked at ajax has literally waited 66 years for you to get this

I’m so glad I read this today.

b99things:

Terry loves yogurt.

liamdryden:

effington:

thefrogman:

A drone flying through fireworks. 

Guys I love drones now

I GASPED A LOT

Okay, this is pretty rad.