Archive for May, 2008

Inchworm Album Art (A-Go-Go)

Posted by Ray Frenden, May 28th, 2008 | Filed under Syndicated | No Comments
Inchworm, a local (Chicago), indie band that, in their own words, “…mixes psychedelia, rock, and folky singer/songwriter stuff into a savory blend of original music,” recently hired me to create the art for their forthcoming EP, Silent Observer. Click the above image to enlarge. Click the above image to enlarge. Cover detail. Back cover detail. Inside detail. Read about this job, [...]

Line Weight and You, a PSA

Posted by Ray Frenden, May 27th, 2008 | Filed under Syndicated | No Comments
I’ve been spending more time reading the horror comics which inspired me and have remembered what it was about their line-work that so entranced me in the first place. Some more recent tinkering with real brushes has been leaving me frustrated with digital. It’s a challenge to achieve ink-like results digitally. You really have to be conscious [...]

I’ve given up on tablets!

Posted by Ray Frenden, May 16th, 2008 | Filed under Syndicated | No Comments
My new creative input device of choice arrived a few days ago. The unboxing was frantic. After hurriedly discarding the first layer of cardboard shell, I tore into the second. The packing materials weren’t making it easy. “Open, damn you! Too. Many. Boxes!” Finally. There it was. Covered in cellophane, styrofoam, and other earth-threating materials. The monetary [...]

I can’t even keep up with a monthly sketch!

Posted by Dwayne, May 6th, 2008 | Filed under Syndicated | No Comments

These things are a bit repetitive I know, please forgive me.

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Painter X Inking Video & Brush Settings

Posted by Ray Frenden, May 1st, 2008 | Filed under Syndicated | No Comments
Switching to Painter X from Ray Frenden on Vimeo. The above video explores inking in Painter and how to trace your inked output. Albeit, very, very briefly! The resource files and links I mention in the video can be seen after the jump. For those of you allergic to Flash, here’s a higher quality, 1280 x 720 [...]