First Thursday: More Fan Art

reyhead

It’s the First Thursday of the month, when I post Fan Art on my Patreon page.

This month, it’s two more action figure portraits, done using the Camera Lucida, this figure of Mrs. Potato Head cosplaying as Wonder Woman, and a bubblehead of Rey, a character from the recent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

David Chelsea is listening to:
America
by America

Continue reading First Thursday: More Fan Art

Camera Lucida: It’s Not Just For Nudes Anymore.

This weekend is the opening of Oakwood Gardens in Hillsboro, Oregon. I quote from the opening invitation by owners Mike & Julie Safley:

Camera Lucida
Camera Lucida

David Chelsea is reading
“Paying For It”
by Chester Brown

Continue reading Camera Lucida: It’s Not Just For Nudes Anymore.

Letters To Steve

Another of my far-flung correspondents has sent me a batch of decorated envelopes. I met Steven Abrams when he was an intern at my first publisher, Eclipse Comics. Later Steve was my assistant on Welcome To the Zone, and now he works for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in Los Angeles.

Steven Abrams with other Jimmy Kimmel staffers
Steven Abrams with other Jimmy Kimmel staffers

David Chelsea is reading
“The Book Of Dreams”
by Federico Fellini

Continue reading Letters To Steve

I See Naked People: Camera Lucida Drawings

Nude drawn using camera lucida at Hipbone Studio.
Nude drawn using camera lucida at Hipbone Studio.

I have just posted a portfolio of pencil drawings done using a camera lucida at Comics Lifestyle. About ten years ago an article about David Hockney’s controversial theory that great artists from the Renaissance on had used lenses, mirrors and other optical devices to project images for tracing made me curious to try it for myself; the camera lucida was one of the devices mentioned in the article (Hockney insists he sees signs of its use in lngres’s penciled portraits), and my friend Steve Abrams happened to have one sitting around that he wasn’t using. He generously agreed to let me have it for an extended loan.
Continue reading I See Naked People: Camera Lucida Drawings