Excellent advice for new artists from youtuber Sycra!
A few tutorials on perspective:
Katie’s Webcomic Picks:
These are ones Katie used to read regularly:
This is the first webcomic Katie ever read, which also happens to be one of the longest running webcomics ever:
This one Katie didn’t know about until the artist visited CCS (Center for Cartoon Studies) last year. She bought the book from him, it’s fantastic:
The artist who created this one vanished for a year and no one knows for sure why she abandoned her project or ceased posting any kind of life updates online:
Katie just started reading these tonight again, while she was trying to find all those comics she’d lost track of up above:
Freytag on Plot Gustav Freytag (13 July 1816 – 30 April 1895) was a German novelist and playwright. Gustav Freytag considered plot a narrative structure that divides a story into five parts, like the five acts of a play. These parts are: exposition (of the situation); rising action (through conflict); climax (or turning point); falling […]
Here a great link to some amazing book sculptures. We’ll see a slideshow on this topic in class later this week:
13 Sculptures Made Out of Books by Claire McGuire
Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.
This crazy miracle in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.
Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee uses the texture of the pages to give the feeling of earth and rocks in his landscape sculptures.
This piece by John Latham was part of a special exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005-2006.
This wall-mounted sculpture is by Colombian artist Federico Uribe.
Jaron James/Su Blackwell
Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.
This sculpture made from a dictionary is by artist Michael Mandiberg.
This sphere made out of books is in Minneapolis.
This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.
This book is reminiscent of wild, rainbow hair.
Robert The unlocks creatures hiding inside books.
This colorful sculpture is at Kansas City Public Library.
Artist Mike Stilkey uses acrylic paint on backdrops made out of books, including this piece on display at the Bristol Museum.
This is the ceiling of a booth made out of books by Jan Reymond for the Geneva Book Fair.
Zen Pencils post by Bill Waterson: Creating a Life that Reflects your Values and Satisfies your Soul
Expressive drawing tutorial:
And my personal favorite of his, foreshortening with the coil technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJWLaDSNBAI&list=PL0373FA2B3CD4C899&index=82