Comics, Musings

My Comic Project

No, I’m not writing my own comic (although I have had ideas about one… I just don’t think my art is strong enough for that yet…).  I am however doing some art stuff for my home.

I bought two big things to do some art on to hang somewhere in my home eventually and the first one I wanted was to recreate some of my favorite comic cover art.  The first one is probably way too ambitious and I am probably going to tear my hair out over it but I’m at the very least going to try.

I might update you guys as I continue on it but for this first post I figured I would tell you how I am going about turning a comic book cover into a painting big enough to go on my wall.

The cover in question is from the third issue of Low:

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My first step, as I did not want to deface my comic, was to print out a picture of the cover that I could write on.  I then divided up the cover into a grid that I would use to assist me in transfering the image’s size.  (Trust me it super difficult to change the size of something without the grid because it helps keep everything relative to everything else.

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I labelled the grid and measured the size of the board I was tranferring to so that I could use a ruler and mark out a grid exactly like the one on my print out, but a little over three times larger.

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This of course was followed by me sketching out the image, which I am still technically in the profess of doing.  Once that is done I will use clear gesso to seal the board before I begin painting so that it doesn’t deteriorate.  Then come the fun part!  Paint.

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It might look a little like a mess right now, but soon friends I promise it will be something great for me to hang up in my home.

If anyone is interested in the continuation of this process as I work on it, just let me know and I will be glad to show some more pictures.

Just a reminder that this is not my original art, it is someone else’s.  I am not going to be selling this or making prints of it because it is not my art to do so with.  I simply wanted something beautiful to hang in my home.  It will not be a perfect replica because I am not half the artist that Greg Tocchini is but I will do my best.

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Adult, Books

Night Film by Marisha Pessl Review

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge Update: 1/40 completed

The First Book You See in a Bookstore

This is my first video review in a long time guys and I worked really hard on it.  Something a little different.  It is short and sweet and tells you everything you need to know, everything that I thought was wonderful.  I know this book came out a while ago but I just got to it.  If you have already read it I would love to discuss what you thought of it in the comments below!

For those of you who follow the book club we are having a live show tomorrow afternoon so look forward to that.  It is going to be a fun one.  (I have feelings)  Talk to you guys then!  I hope you have a good weekend!

Musings

Mo-Tuesday Musings: Updates -Spring Break version!

So it is now Spring Break.  I actually have time to breathe, and write blog posts again.  Last week was midterms, and it sucked.  I hate exam weeks.  I get super stressed out and then I don’t sleep and then I get sick and then I don’t do well.

That is behind me now, for the most part.  The grades will last forever.

I listened to half of an audio-book on my way home and I will listen to the other half on my drive back and perhaps do a review for you!

I am more than halfway through Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz and will most likely finish reading it tonight.  The Bibliomancers are reading it along with me so you can expect a video up from us soon!

I will hopefully finish American Gods and Wool while I am home and have time as well.

After not reading a single book for myself last month I think I will gorge myself on them this week while I don’t have classes, or work, or projects, or anything.  I have time to breathe and do what I need to do.

I bought new reading glasses yesterday as well as a new pair of sunglasses:

(If you were wondering, I still look like a librarian when I wear them.  It is either a blessing or a curse.  Perhaps it is my destiny)

The sunglasses are chocolate and mint, as opposed to my current black and blue zebra print, totally a rave master ones.  I prefer the new ones.

Taylor and I did a test run of something we plan on starting up in the future.  Look forward to it.  It will be magical I promise.

I hope you guys are having a good week, whether you are on break like I am or just trucking along!  Read long books and prosper!

P.S.  The song of the night is Care by BriBry.