Monday, March 23, 2009

mysterius #6...

... do i really need to tell you to order this book?

really?


a nutty big shout out to aaron and evie and aaron's pants at the awesomed by comics podcast for choosing us for panel and book of the week. here's the unwhatevered version of of the painting from said panel...

thanks kids. now go out and threaten your lcs manager with bodily harm if he/she doesn't get those numbers up mysterius...

18 comments:

Evie said...

Can we hire you to paint a full-wall mural in our dining room? We could only afford to give you like 40 bucks, but we'd stare at it every day for two hours to make up for it.

Now I'm going to go spam my social networking connections to buy many copies of Mysterius.

tomfowler said...

"Now I'm going to go spam my social networking connections to buy many copies of Mysterius."

that's all i ask of anyone.

Vicky said...

whooaaaa amazing job realllyyy cooooooooooooooooooolllllll
I´m another big fan of yoour draws yeaaaaaaahhhh

Larry MacDougall said...

Fabulous !
Nice and whackey, yet deftly executed.

Brian Churilla said...

Hi Tom,

What brush/nibs do you use?

Thanks,

Brian

tomfowler said...

thanks, larry.

hi brian,

i covered most of that a few months ago in my "how to make a monroe" post.

http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-make-monroe.html

the exception being that i've gone up a brush size (too much chocolate) and am using a #3 raphael 8404 now (with pelikan drawing ink A). still using a mix of pitt and staedler felt tip pens for the fiddly bits. that's if you're asking about b/w inks.

if you're curious about the colour stuff, there is a painting post brewing. i just don't have time to track down all the files right now. simply put, though, i paint everything with the same daler rowney watercolour set (about 20? cakes in a tin) and tubes of gouache (again daler rowney). as for brushes i just use an assortment
of brushes from the graveyard of past their prime inking brushes in a drawer beside my desk. i've found that quality of brush makes virtually no difference when painting.

that may just be me, though. i'm a wee bit tough on my brushes...

that help?

Brian Churilla said...

Excellent. Thanks. Yeah, hadn't had time to pour over every post. This is a very good and quite funny tutorial. I'd been using a #3 Scharff 3000, but recently switched back to the good ol' Series 7 #1. I'll try out the Raphael 8404 #2, and see how it feels. I love the fluidity of your line. So loose, varied and quick. Very inspiring. Looking at this blog made me inspired while blasting through inks last night on some very otherwise very boring pages. Thanks.

tomfowler said...

thanks brian,

the raphael brushes seem to be a size and a half up in numbering than the series 7's. so a raph 2 is between a 2 and 3 series 7. i switched a while ago because i found the quality to be about the same (if a little better) in the raph, and that they last roughly three times longer. and as i said, i am rough on brushes.

Brian Churilla said...

I picked up the first four issues of Mysterius today. You sir, are a freaking wizard.

tomfowler said...

thanks, brian.

you see kids? it's never to late to jump on board.

Paul McGrath said...

Hi Tom,
I was just in Toronto over the weekend for the Hot Docs Documentary festival, and lucky for me between films i happened past the Toronto library and found myself in comic heaven. I bought the first three issues of Mysterius the Unfathomable from your good self and i got you to sign them too. their great and i wish i could have bought one of the original pages.
im ordering issue four right now. looking forward to it already.

tomfowler said...

thanks, paul.

that's one more for the mysterius army.

as i'm sure you can understand the weekend was a bit of a blur for me. did we have a long conversation about hitchhikers?

Paul McGrath said...

Hi Tom,
i can well understand that place was packed, we didnt chat much i was just really impressed and inspired by your work and thought id say thanks. whats next after Mysterius?

tomfowler said...

poverty...

Art Fan Ako said...

The "ducks" in line reminds me of Dr. Seuss' Sneetches. Fun drawing!

Paul McGrath said...

finally got the last three episodes of Mysterius yesterday, great work i hope their will be a second series.

tomfowler said...

always happy to add one more to the mysterius army, paul.

it's way better than the kiss army.

no make-up.

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