Featuring David, one of our scriptwriters in the studio. XD
Job Blues…well…I think this is the sucky thing about working in commercial art. You do a good job one day, and then you wanna show everyone, but you’re contractually obligated NOT to show people. And by the time you can show that stuff, your skill is above that drawing and you’re kinda embarrassed/ mortified because you can do SO MUCH BETTER. But on another hand it’s cool because when people ask you to draw you just do BOOM! BETTER DRAWING:D
OH MAI GAAAHHH A NEW JOB BLUES STRIP? To new followers, Job Blues is an online strip I started on DA back in 2009 because I had crappy part time jobs and I needed an outlet.
Anyhow, this happened last weekend. But the thing is my friend works as a painter, and he does all these large scale, beautiful renderings from scratch, with no photo underpaintings. They take time and research. Whereas I storyboard and most of them are lineart –and perhaps some simple shading if it’s needed. So yeah, quantity wise, I will have more stuff. But yeah my storyboards are NOT going to be as detailed or rendered as his paintings are, so he really shouldn’t get defensive or worried about it.
Cover mock-up for the dead-tree version of my Job Blues strip.
My editor decided to change the title from Job Blues because he wants a more memorable title. And I gotta say, Banana in Canada does have a certain ring to it. :) I think my editor would want a better font (not that I disagree but my font collection is limited)
For those of you who don’t understand the significance of the word “banana”, it’s a deregatory term for those of Chinese/Asian descent who is far removed from their culture and more in tune with the Western culture. Which, I am, for better or worse.
Will this Job Blues series ever end? XD
Oh students, you make me angry and you amuse me so much. I did ended up trolling my Visual Arts class but, instead of Picasso, I used examples from German Expressionism paintings (of which I have not been able to find credit for the artist, so I went with Picasso instead in this strip -_-)
The paintings in question are John Williams Waterhouse’s Hylas and The Nymphs and Picasso’s “Weeping Woman”
Cannot believe it’s been 3+ years and I’m STILL getting ideas for this strip. First time animators, this is what you have to look forward when your parents get to watch your first EVER animated movie/TV series.