SeanvdM

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Oct 14
New train girl! Tachikawa School G fountain pen and inkwash in a Derwent Safari Journal. Inktober, I guess?

New train girl! Tachikawa School G fountain pen and inkwash in a Derwent Safari Journal. Inktober, I guess?


Sep 28

sketches done this saturday at Schetssessie 2.0 in Breda. Pirate themed sketches are good sketches. pencil, pen and ink, Platinum carbon pen.


Sketches done at friday’s Dr. Sketchy’s Amsterdam. pen and ink/wash, Platinum fountain pen and pencil.


Sep 20

jessadilla:

300 followers, gee oh gee! Maybe that doesn’t seem like a lot to some, but for me I’m pleased as punch and ever so grateful for all the new follows as well as those of you that have stuck with me for the long haul! So to thank you, here’s my very first giveaway! 

Prizes:

1. One first prize winner will receive one bust painting of one character of their choosing, be it an original character, game character, or otherwise as long as references are provided. 

2. One second prize winner will receive a waist up, slightly shaded, colored sketch of one character of their choosing, be it original character, game character, or otherwise.

3. One third prize winner will receive a waist up black and white sketch of one character of their choosing with the option of original character, game character, or otherwise.

Rules:

1. You must be following me to enter! While I welcome new followers, please don’t add just to win and then ditch me after you do. If you do I reserve the right to publicly mock you and let everyone know what a real stinker you are. 

2. Reblogs and likes both count, and you can reblog up to 2 times each day for an extra chance to win. 

3. I contact winners by ask boxes only! If yours is closed, I will draw again. 

4. You have 24 hours to respond if you win! If I don’t hear from you within that time frame, I’ll draw again for your spot. 

5. The giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on September 30th, 2014. 

Thanks to all of you! I love you precious bbs!!!!

I really like her work, especially her faces, so I’d be crazy not to reblog..

(via jessadilla)


Sep 12
Sketch done on the final day of my holiday. Some sort of secret tunnel under the house? The entrance was filled with irate sounding wasps, so I didn’t enter. Drawing that close to the angry buzzing was making me nervous enough. Tachikawa School G pen and inkwash in a Derwent sketchbook.

Sketch done on the final day of my holiday. Some sort of secret tunnel under the house? The entrance was filled with irate sounding wasps, so I didn’t enter. Drawing that close to the angry buzzing was making me nervous enough. Tachikawa School G pen and inkwash in a Derwent sketchbook.


Sep 3
Tree, southern France. Pen and ink and watercolour.

Tree, southern France. Pen and ink and watercolour.


Sep 1
Sketch of the house I’m staying at.

Sketch of the house I’m staying at.


Aug 31
larsbrown:

Book 1 and Book 2 are on Gumroad.

penultimate Quest is a great, great comic.

larsbrown:

Book 1 and Book 2 are on Gumroad.

penultimate Quest is a great, great comic.


Aug 26

frenden:

My wash brush set is now the Paints & Wet Media super set! 100 brushes! Reblog for a chance at a free set!

Get it here!

The old set contained nine brushes. The new set contains one hundred. That’s more than ten times the brushes of the old set! Oils, acrylics, wash brushes, digital concept art brushes, and more, all for Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint.

NEW Concept Painting brushes designed for digital character and environmental art workflows.

NEW High Res Wash brushes with detailed, high resolution repeating patterns for more convincing digital watercolor work.

And a heap more! I’ve consolidated existing sets and added new brushes to simplify things moving forward. All my paint and wash brushes are now in one place.

Frenden’s brushes are amazing, go get them!


Aug 24

ancestralvision said: What do you think, if you care at all, about people being mad about Manara's cover for Spider-Woman?

royalboiler:

I have some thoughts on it sure. 

I’ve typed a lot about Manara in the past. Like Here and Here 

I get why people are upset. My understanding was that the book was marketed toward women — and I’ve seen a lot of people claiming the reason people were upset was “a hypersensitivity to erotic images “. I like what my pal Amy Claire said “ i like the booty and i dont like only ever being seen as a booty” 

So yeah, putting that Manara cover and interior artist and noted porn tracer Greg Land on a book meant to be sold as something for women to identify with seems like a huge fuck up on Marvel’s part. 

also, Manara is soo bad at defending his position: 

Like here— “ For evolutionists, including me, on the other hand, women’s bodies have taken this form over the millennia in order to avoid the ‘extinction of the species, in fact. If women were made exactly as men, with the same shape, I think we would have already been extinct for a long time.”

This reads like him saying that only women who look like Liv Tyler ever get pregnant. 

but yeah, I do still argue that Manara has done work that I find incredibly interesting and personally important. His Bergman series is one of the things that I go to when I want to think of new directions that comics can go.

I would love the discussion to be about his larger body of work.  —There’s a lot of stuff in it that I find more worrying than the Spider-woman cover, There’s a lot of erotocizing of rape. and granted I think anything is fair game in ideas on paper. but there’s misogyny there that I don’t wanna co-sign. 

So yeah, Eminem, Bukowski, Manara— another one to the list of artists whose work I love that I have to qualify that I don’t always agree with. and I’m well aware that’s possible for me to do that because I am not the subject of their weird shit. 

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