I haven’t written here for a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. I’ve been posting content regularly on my Patreon page, which of course you would know about if you were one of my sponsors. My main effort has been going to instructional perspective videos created in Adobe After Effects. Since the last time I wrote about this project, I’ve posted three more:
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
Every once in a while, it’s fun to do a CD cover. This one is for Bay Area musician Claudia Russell’s new album ALL OUR LUCK IS CHANGING. I was hired by Claudia’s husband, musical partner, and graphic designer Bruce Kaplan.
David Chelsea is listening to:
by Edmund Morris
The main purpose of my first trip to New York in nine years was drawing my 15th 24 Hour Comic at an event at the Theater for The New City, but I also found time to show my work to some possible illustration clients, meet with a lot of old friends, and eat some fine meals. Among the people I saw in New York were a couple of folks from Los Angeles; my sister Anny happened to be in Philadelphia that week for an AFTRA event and took the bus up to meet me, and I unexpectedly encountered film producer J. Todd Harris on 34th street, near the Empire State Building.
David Chelsea is reading:
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
by Jeffrey Frank
It is a matter of some regret to me that I never got to do an LP cover; even though I began my illustration career in the late 70s, I was not established enough, or didn’t have the right connections, to get a record gig before the LP format died in the mid-80s, so I never had a chance to strut my stuff on that 12-inch canvas. Fortunately, I have at least gotten a chance to fill the 12-centimeter cover of the CD a couple of times, thanks to my sister Anny Celsi, who is an independent musician based in L.A. Her latest CD, Tangle-Free World, came out last fall.
(By the way, that business about our spelling our names differently is a long story that I don’t have time to get into right now.)