Warmed up with a Merida doodle! Then I slapped a pattern on the background. I really want to go see Brave again! I’m rather surprised at the number of naysayers, I thought it was simply brilliant. I also cried a lot. I might put up a few more organized thoughts about the film later.
Once more a Meristem “Update”. I’ve received my scanner recently, but I’m having issues getting it to work with my computer, even though the product info says it is compatible with Mac OS X??? However, I anticipate that once I get this figured out, the comic will be back on track! The eta for the next Meristem comic will be next Sunday, July 8th! In the mean time, why not click on the pic to go to the site and get caught up from the beginning :-P?
Thunderstorms are taking their stuff out on us around here, so here’s an early update of a quick sketch portrait of Pomme in her new outfit. I based it off of “Madeline”! Gotta go, before electricity gets knocked out again, toodles!
Not a comic page update at Meristem today, because I’ve finally ordered a scanner and I’m waiting it to get here! I decided to hold off today’s comic because I’m through with wasting money to suffer Fedex-Kinko’s horrible scan quality. I’m going to wait for the scanner to arrive, then re-scan the past few pages so that they’re all up to par. That means no comic until the scanner gets here (which SHOULD be by next update, but you never know). In case the scanner doesn’t get here in time, I’ll be uploading some Meristem character sketches. So please be patient with me, and check back if you’re interested in the sketches.
This one is of one of the new characters this chapter, whose name will be revealed soon! I painted him through the Procreate app on my iPad. Compared to brushes, this app is A LOT more fluid and multifunctional. It also exports in PSD format with all the layers non-compressed! I’m very impressed by it!
Quick-ish painting of Korra done in the Brushes app on my iPad!
I’ve been teaching illustration on the iPad to little kids at work, so I’ve been getting better too. I like the Brushes app because of its simplicity, but I am kind of put off by how little export options they have, and the quality of the image exported. I can’t remember the name of the other app I use at work, but I remember it actually allowing you to export with layers and all to Photoshop…
I teach digital arts to little kids by day, and work on my own art by night, dreaming of becoming a super art hero. I write and draw a webcomic called "Meristem County."
On this blog, you will find: Meristem Art and Updates
Sketches and Doodles
Things that Inspire Me
"Fatti Maschi, Parole Femmine" means "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words." It is the official motto of Maryland, my home-state.