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Draw! #11 Summer 2005 (magazine review).

August 23, 2020 | By | Reply More

The first interview in Draw! # 11 is with Steve Rude. I rather enjoyed his more recent interview in ‘Comic Book Creator # 18 from 2018, so seeing what he was like 13 years earlier making ends meet in an even longer interview was interesting. I can agree with him how artist equipment that work tends to go out of fashion and availability, even in the UK. You would think that something that is selling out would be an indication of success in any industry except art equipment.

Objectively, I suspect artshops rarely return unsold products, they just sell off cheap when they need to make space and manufacturers want to promote a new product rather than think the old one was successful.

Very weirdly, Mike Manley’s interview with political cartoonist and ‘Zits!’ artist Jim Borgman was literally talking shop about technique and equipment. Having to look after his two children after his wife died, Borgman looked like he hadn’t had an opportunity to compare notes on his work for a while and an unusual learning curve that we get privy to.

Alberto Ruiz shows how to use Adobe Illustrator to complete a digital painting, Although this magazine is 15 years old, techniques don’t change although some solutions are still valid.

Bret Blevins and Mike Manley took a few sketch pads and assorting drawing pens and pencils down to the local malls to do sketches from life, studying posture and shape. I did some of this in my youth myself. I do suspect things have changed slightly over the period regarding infringement of personal space but providing you’re unobtrusive and discrete I suspect most people won’t care or just feel flattered. It also teaches you to become a quick study and get the lines down quickly. Lots to learn here.

GF Willmetts

August 2020

(pub: TwoMorrows Publishing. 82 page, including colour insert illustrated magazine. Price: $ 5.95 (US). ISSN: 1932-6882. Direct from them, you can get it for $ 4.99 (US))

check out websites: www.TwoMorrows.com, www.draw-magazine.blogspot.com and www.penciltopencil.com and https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_59&products_id=314&zenid=948ee47f90e508cf0ec8cf1389a1dd07

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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