Monday 18 August 2014

The Unspeakable has been spoken!

Take a deep breath.  You are witnessing a moment, a very important moment, and you, as my witness, can help me keep with it.

What the heck am I talking about?  Let's call it "The Unspeakable".  It's the (working) title of a graphic novel story that I've been working on in fits, starts and stops, but mostly stops.  But again, you as my witness, can help me keep with it, to resume and with a great amount of luck and effort on my part, finish the thing.  Breath.  Take deep breaths and small steps!

I'm not going to tell you what the story is about just yet.  That will be revealed in future postings.  But let's talk about this drawing.

It's the loading dock in the old theatre.  Even though I drew this by hand I've decided that I'm going to try to build the theatre with my 3d animation software so that I can keep the background "sets" looking right throughout, but also to help me draw the story a little faster and easier.  I must be honest, I'm rather uncomfortable doing it this way because I feel it is a cop-out.  But if it means aiming for some unachievable perfection or impossible ideal of artistic purity and not getting the thing done or taking some short cuts, using whatever tools and tricks I can and finishing the project, well, I'm going to take the second option.  Wish me luck!

Oh gawd!

And don't worry, it won't be The Unspeakable all the time.  I'll post unrelated things now and then.



  1. Okay, more specifically... this is another fine illustration. It's crisp and clean and the perspective is spot-on. It's like looking at a precise little model.

    But forget the ferschlinger drawing -- get back to work on "The Unspeakable"! Whatever it is, I really, really want to see it!


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