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Coupons for works of art?

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Ok… This blog post is more a rant than anything else. A week or so ago I was surfing the web and came across a website that sells e-coupons. Our country has a couple of websites that offer these services. You buy a coupon that gives you a discount or free service at a certain […]

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My top 8 comics

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Well… This one is a toughie. It’s a top 8 because, while I like reading a lot of comics, I can think of only 8 that are REALLY what I could binge on for days and I don’t like bullshitting people by forcing some entries just to satisfy a number. I’m from Europe and I […]

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My 10 favorite album cover illustrations

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To start off with this is not a list full of facts but my personal opinions and likes. As you’ll see I’m more in to rock and punk music so the list will be full of those kinds of albums. I’m focusing just on the front cover illustrations. If the album doesn’t feature an illustration […]

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Making a simple tracing light table

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A light table is a handy tool to have if you are an illustrator. It eliminates the use of rubber erasers and makes your work faster and more efficient. But those things cost money, especially the high end ones like from Copic. Basically they range anywhere from $50 and even up to $600. I bet […]

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Miki Muster – Slovenian comic book artist

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Nikolaj “Miki” Muster is without a doubt one of the best comic book, picture book and animation artists in Slovenia, even compared to world standards. It’s hard to imagine Slovenian comics without his works and contributions. Sadly… This artist was not always appreciated in his home country. That has changed however in recent years. Early […]

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Copic markers – quick buying guide

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So I just got my very first Copic set. YAY! Keep in mind I’ve only been using them for a couple of weeks now so anything I write here is either from my limited experience or from what I’ve learned from other people. What are Copic markers? The markers were developed in Japan for illustrators, […]

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Good and bad caricatures

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I’ll admit, when it comes to caricatures, I have a specific taste and am VERY critical of styles I don’t like. I’m not going to act as though my caricature work is perfect and doesn’t have flaws but hear me out… This is my personal opinion and is in no way fact, so take from […]

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Illustrating tools

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This is one post that is very subjective because every illustrator has his own specific set of illustrating tools and procedures for their work. Maybe I can shed a little light on what I use for my work though. Paper I use plain standard printer paper because it’s cheap and of good enough quality for […]

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Comic characteristics

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“A comic strip is a series of sequential images arranged in panels, that may or may not use words and symbols to tell a story or part of a story.” So a comic is basically a visual story that is arranged in panels that follow a sequence. Today we are going to go a little […]