[Pictured: An assortment of the zines and self-published publications I’ve collected over the years.] Hey y’all! It’s Julian. I’m in the midst of a comic-inking marathon, but I’m taking a few minutes to write up an update. 🙂 I’ve been really inspired by zines, zine culture, zine discussion, and zine documentaries this week – and… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/29/18 | Zine Influences, Comic Inking, and Self-Publishing Rebellion!
Hey guys! I filmed a timelapse (“speedpaint”) of a portrait of Min Yoongi (Suga) from BTS, and did a voiceover with a discussion on “success” in art. I hope you enjoy it!
Hey y’all! It’s Julian, and this is the weekly update for January 22, 2018. I’m going to be talking today about being an experienced artist with new materials, the value of using appropriate paper for whatever medium you’re working in, and also my main New Year’s resolution. First off, I don’t pretend to be a highly… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/22/18 | New Materials for Old Artists; Choosing Proper Paper; and Creating Consistent Content
Hey y’all! It’s the first of (hopefully many) Midweek Updates. I do my main updates on Mondays but I intend to also have Midweek Updates on occasion. I am probably usually going to be too busy to do midweek updates, but I will definitely do them when I can! The first and best item on… Continue reading Midweek Update 1/18/18 | ANNOUNCING THE SECRET PROJECT! | Getting a Day Job | Midori Notebook Inserts On Sale
So I’m in the beginning of the Starting-To-Panic Point: the moment at which the number of days before my deadline approaches the number of pages I need to do BY that deadline. At a good steady pace, I can ink maybe a page a day. I am very slow and very bad at focusing, and… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/15/18 | “Sidelines” Comic Creation Process – Setbacks, Successes, and Surprises!
Hey y’all! It’s Julian, and I am obsessed with Derwent pencils, dip-pen-inking, and my new manga series. First off, I’ve shifted from pen inking (ie fineliners/brush pens) to brush inking (brush and ink) to finally dip-pen inking, which I’ve wanted to do forever but haven’t had the resources or skill to do. Turns out, it’s… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/8/18 | Dip Pen and Ink, Upcoming Reviews, and THE SIDEKICK STORY HAS A NAME