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Okay, it was just a quick drawing this morning, but I wanted to see what would happen if I drew something really, really small with a biro, then used the Photoshop 'stamp' tool on it. (Filter > Sketch > Stamp) It's okay, I guess. Will try something new tomorrow, though.

But ... BETTER STUFF GOING ON HERE! Have you seen Wilbur Dawbarn's reinterpretation of a scene in Adam Brockbank's Mezolith? I love the way Will draws, but I've never seen him draw that way, it's gorgeous. Keep checking over at the Super Comics Adventure Squad, lots happening there.

Other tidbits: some fab beard photos linked from stellarbaby; a write-up of the London Transport Museum poster exhbition by mondoagogo; and a link to the website of illustrator Brian Ralph over on kar2nist's blog.

Edit: Have a peek over at ellenlindner's blog, where she's posting daily sketches. If you haven't got your copy of her Undertow, you are clearly missing out! Curling up with that book is a great way to spend an otherwise rather grey Easter weekend. (You can buy it on Lulu here.)


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Apr. 9th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
I've never used that stamp filter. kinda like whacking the contrast way up? or applying a black overlay?
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
I think maybe it works better with sketchy pencil. One of the DFC people tipped me off to it (Andrew Wildman? Dave Shelton? Can't remember now...) It definitely changes the line quality.
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
thanks for the name-check, sarah. most generous, as ever.

i thought the stamp tool was for getting a bit of an image and multiplying it as much as you like -- 'stamping' it all over the picture..
no wonder i could never get it to work...
Apr. 10th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
That explains things! :-D
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I use that stamp tool on just about all my work. It cleans up the lines a treat, but to lose the blobby 'stamp' quality it gives your work (if you don't want that aesthetic), I blow it up to twice the size and set it to light/darkness: 2 and smoothness: 7.
Like this!
Apr. 10th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, that is a very useful tip! Thanks!
Apr. 10th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Mr Hot Cross Bun??!
With Easter just around the corner, my toaster has been pushing up lovely golden brown 'Hot Cross Buns' for some weeks now!! How about a special Easter Mr Hot Cross Bun??!!!

It's a bit late I know, but i've just put up my review of 'The Thing 2009' over on my blog. You can see it here (http://piley.blogspot.com/2009/04/thing-2009.html)


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Apr. 10th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Mr Hot Cross Bun??!
Aw man, that's awesome, thanks so much! I just mentioned it on my latest post, you're the best.
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