Back To Report After The Day

It’s been a busy quarantine, so much so that I haven’t had time for a lot of unfinished business, and that includes something I promised you all back in OCTOBER, a report on my 20th and most recent 24 Hour Comic!

David Chelsea is reading:
Becoming Richard Pryor
by Scott Saul

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Stuff I’ve Been Posting On Patreon

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:

Drawing Perspective with David Chelsea: Simple Two-Point Perspective

Drawing Perspective With David Chelsea: Simple Three-Point Perspective

Drawing Perspective with David Chelsea: Three-Point Perspective Axioms

David Chelsea is reading: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

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What I Posted Last Week On Patreon


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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CD Cover: All Our Luck Is Changing


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:
Theodore Rex
by Edmund Morris

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New York Notes

The many moods of David Chelsea on the streets of New York
The many moods of David Chelsea on the streets of New York with Anny Celsi and J. Todd Harris

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

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Icosahedral Perspective: Anny’s House

Here is an example of the kind of 360º perspective I was doing just before I began drawing and painting on spheres. This drawing of my sister Anny’s living room is from 1994.

David Chelsea is reading:
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
by Richard Fortey

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Tangle-Free World

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.)

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