Monday, August 29, 2016

Map Monday 1 quick post: Gear

Yet another new feature- when will it end?

This is just a quck note for those of you that make physical maps or drawings.


Get one of these!

It is a light box; up until just a year or two ago they were much bigger and about 5x the current price. I got this one in may for about 40$ off amazon, and it is magical. It led to immediate improvement in my finished work as it allows a traditional artist to basically work in layers as do digital artists. Most of my current work is whipped into shape on one or two peices of paper and then assembled in a clean version on the light box. This is pretty key for me as roughed up paper is difficult to ink with some of the tools I use.

As an aside, drawing kicks my ass and it took me forever to attain even the borderline adequacy I have acheived, but I don't know that I'll ever feel comfortable using the rerm, "my work" ever.

I may get another post in this evening. I'll be working on a map today and if I get done, which seems unlikely, I'll throw it up.


A shout out to everyone who has left comments so far, I am having a reply issue with blogger- I'm not ignoring you. I'm a tool, but not that much of a tool. Honest. Thank you for reading!

And Jay Murphy, thanks for all your kind words and good luck with that g+ game, man! (I'm not on plus, but I got an email from a freind last night)

PPS Yesterday would have been King Kirby's 99th birthday! Go read some fucking comics!


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