Monday, September 17, 2007

Go Media's Arsenal: Free Textures, Brushes, Vector Art and More.

Go Media is a design studio which offers your funkier than average royalty free art at Go Media's Arsenal. Calling it Professional Design Weaponry, they have a multitude of interesting vector art, textures, brushes, animation and fonts at a fairly affordable price ($15 a pop for their cheaper sets). If you're not willing to pay for their stuff (who are we kidding we're a bunch of cheap bastards) they have a great freebies section. All they ask is to link to their site if you use 'em. They also have a tutorial section which seems worth looking at.

Feeling Sketchy Pt. 1 - Why some infants cry for no reason

I had a twisted idea for a future story dealing with SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Infants can supposedly see what we can't so I'll let your imaginations run wild with this sketch.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Seam Carving

As artists, we're always looking for tools to play with. Here's a new one that can come in handy for manipulating our reference photos. It's called Seam Carving.

Download the software here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Idea

Welcome to the Sequential Salon. This blog was created for aspiring comic artists (that's us) to share each other's current comic projects, to help us keep motivated and excited about our work and to bring back that sense of camaraderie and community.

I'm assuming everyone has read my email because how else would you know about this blog. Anyway, let me reiterate what my goal is for the Sequential Salon:

We gather in person once every 4 months, we talk, give feedback on each other's work and help each other stay motivated.

We make goals for our projects and try to meet them by encouraging, sharing and supporting each other regularly.

We share resources and information. If we see any cool tutorials, helpful websites, discover any cool art or artists, events, job opportunities, or just something awesomely inspirational we'll share it here.

We'll do creative exercises like '24 hour comics' (or variations of it) and post it online.

Lame? Maybe. If you can think of ways of making this more successful and interesting to you please post your ideas!