The daughter has returned home from University for the summer. We are settling into restoring a bedroom long become a closet for large things.
Beneath the bed, in detritus of years, lay the King.
Where do the lost socks go? Mysteriously they disappear from the wash and laundry cycle. Or maybe there is another tale.
The King, the prodigal King has returned. He remains silent about his adventures, but I am sure they were amazing. So many years, so many lost and lonely socks to rule over.
I walk over the Thames south branch bridge on Wellington Road. This tree has been there for quite a few weeks. The colour and feel was right today.
Yes, it’s been a while since I added any products. Once a year they drop $50 bucks into my Paypal account, so I really can’t complain. And I have been busy with a shift in emphasis towards Londontlife. I’m not so certain that the editorial cartoons have a wide enough international audience to drop onto a mug here, but I do consider it from time to time. That said, should anyone want a one-off mug with an original Londontlife cartoon on it, hit me up.
I appreciate that some of the more odd and offbeat item images are selling. My, honestly, very dry, wry sarcasm doesn’t market that well. :-)
The thing is, I don’t think anyone wants to see this vile man:
… on thier coffee cup everyday. But what do I know.
I modified my Procreate brushes collections into Fave Inkers, Fave Sketch, Fave Paint, etc. I also realized I could set contained size ranges for various brushes. So I have for lettering now, Script 1 to 5, Script 4 to 15, and the original fat Script in my Fave Lettering set.
You know when you switch brushes by clicking on the set, the already selected brush becomes the brush. D’oh. So instead of having one collection of Faves where you would have to scroll through and find the next one, each Faves set now has maybe six brushes I want to use, and the last selected one is always active.
I was using Comic Draw app for lettering. I still prefer handwritten as it keeps the style consistent, and likely I will do so going forward for smaller panel cartoons like this one. My handwriting has always been terrible and my hands cramp when I letter.
And I discovered Affinity Photo has Callout Ellipse and Callout Rectangles shapes … which are … word balloons!
Cartoons on LondOntLife are are shared based on a premise that people will maybe use and remix them. Here I rework the drawing, running the drawing through Inkwork. I do that sometimes just to see what variety it produces. Then popped back into Procreate for some painting.
Here, our Provincial Primier poses, displaying his competitive autocrat true self, now that he has a place on the world stage. Hopefully a short 15 minutes of fame.
I am intensely enjoying Waldemar Januszczak‘s art history episodes on YouTube. I started with https://youtu.be/M4o1dc41r28 , his Dark Ages: An Age of Light, and YouTube rounded up https://youtu.be/M4o1dc41r28 Baroque: From St Peter’s to St Paul’s. There seem to be quite few. more.
Having completed a binge watch of Tony Robinsons’s Time Team, Wladimir is a delightful find.
The Wikipedia piece sums it up pretty well:
Januszczak has been described as “a passionate art lover, art critic and writer. His presentation style is casual but informed, enthusiastic, evocative and humorous. He bumbles about on our TV screens, doing for art what David Attenborough has done for the natural world,” and someone who acts out of “a refusal to present art as elitist in any way. He makes it utterly accessible and understandable.”
A four panel comic for Sammy.
I got a copy of Polarr Deep Crop (iPad) and one of the things it does is this four frame collage with a chosen image cropped in various ways. The AI chosen crops for this structure seem random, but they seem to have a story telling feel.
And I found Comic Draw app (iPad) which basically has everything one needs. Used here for boxes and lettering.