IN THE STUDIO: Raster Vs. Vector!

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Another episode of the ongoing podcast I do with Jacob Mercy just dropped on iTunes. In this installment, Jacob and I talk shop about the virtues and drawbacks of several computer drawing programs, most notably Adobe Illustrator and Clip Studio Paint (the software mysteriously formerly known as Manga Studio). We also get a preview of David’s new instructional book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, a discussion of cartoon dogs and what makes them funny, and some incidental chatter about Winsor McCay’s possible influence on Peter Max. Geek out!!

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David Chelsea is reading: Agony
by Mark Beyer

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What I Posted Last Week On Patreon

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Last week was Fourth Thursday on my Patreon page, and I posted some work in progress from my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, this time a sequence showing me copying a photograph using an angled mirror, a method borrowed from the film Tim’s Vermeer:

David Chelsea is reading; Society is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy of the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915
by Peter Maresca

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New Patreon Posts: The Devil Cooks, Work In Progress, And A Sneak Peek At Snow Angel!

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It’s the Fourth Thursday of the month on my Patreon page, when I ordinarily do a video hangout, but I am finishing up an important phase of my new book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, and haven’t had time. Instead, I’m posting some work in progress from the book, specifically the chapter on motion perspective:

David Chelsea is listening to: Doctor Zhivago
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Work In Progress on Patreon: The Unified Field.

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This past Thursday was the fifth Thursday of the month, and rather than doing my usual second online hangout, I decided to post some work in progress, panels from my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, which will be published next year by Watson-Guptill, on my Patreon page.

David Chelsea is reading:
William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series: The 9th President,1841
by Gail Collins

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Locker Pickers and 3-point Perspective.

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It’s Thursday, time to post another page of my continuing webcomic, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? This week, it’s the conclusion of Mugg’s time on the Reality TV show Locker Pickers, in which he and wife Mandy search abandoned storage lookers for valuable items. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well:

David Chelsea is reading:
The Martian
by Andy Weir

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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? Rings In The New Year

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It’s New Year’s Eve, and time to post the last two pages for the year of my webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. This episode finds Mugg back in the office, where the Devil is up to his usual routine mischief. It’s amazing how many people don’t know how to shut off their laptop cameras:

David Chelsea is watching:The Imitation Game
starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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First Thursday on Patreon: Fan Art Vs. Looping Gifs

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I made something of a format shift on my Patreon page a while back, without actually announcing it- when I began serializing my webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, I switched from posting new comics in a big eight-page pile on the first Thursday of the month to posting two pages every week. All well and good, but that left me without anything particular to post for First Thursday. This month, I am experimenting with two ideas to fill the gap- looping gifs and fan art.

Blog Post about my Patreon page

David Chelsea is reading:
The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities
by Eric Berkowitz

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Video Hangouts: The First One’s Free

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I’m due to do a video hangout on Patreon tomorrow. This is supposed to be a monthly perk for sponsors at the $4.99 level and above, but I figure I’ll make the first one open to everybody. l will likely do some drawing in PhotoShop and some perspective stuff in Illustrator. My colleague and sometimes assistant Jacob Mercy promises to be along for moral support and color commentary. The time will be at or close to 2 PM PDT. I will be doing this through Google Hangouts, and I I will send invitations to people who are interested through Google plus (one reason this first hangout is free is that I am not sure I have ironed all the kinks out yet…) If you have any special requests (“draw Wolverine!”), get in touch with me through this website and let me know.

Thank you for your very kind attention.

Video Hangout
Thursday April 23rd, 2pm PDT
Place: my computer
Be there or be square.

Perspective Police!: Boxing The Sphere

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The twentieth anniversary of my book PERSPECTIVE! FOR COMIC BOOK ARTISTS is fast approaching , and it’s time to take care of some long-unfinished business.

A reader of this blog wrote recently to ask me to tell him how to draw a sphere correctly in perspective. He had touched a sore spot- I spend a lot of time in my book explaining how the instructions on how to draw a sphere in other perspective books are wrong, wrong, wrong, but I never lay out a method that is right, right, right.

David Chelsea is watching:
Tim’s Vermeer [Blu-ray]
Directed by Teller

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