Tuesday, June 8, 2010

just who is the 5 o'clock hero?

Terrence from the Dollar Bin said it was the Best HeroesCon Ever. yes. Thanks to those who stopped by just to say "hey", if you picked something up hopefully it was good bang for your bucks, we did better than we had any right to expect. Thanks also to Shelton Drum and the rest of the crew at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, it's my favorite convention put on by my favorite comic shop, you all are tops. was a blast to meet/nerd out with our people on Team Comics; the folks from 12 Gauge, Sidebar, Dollar Bin, Gaijin, Twenty Two, DeviantArt, Sketch Charlotte, SCAD, along with Jedi Masters and fellow artists/fans. missed the fam that couldn't make it; Andrew, Shawn, Mikey and especially Jim Royal. taking smoke breaks with Jason Pearson and James O'Barr is absolutely surreal. so were Rico's Kickstand Kids sneakers.
this is for a sketchbook of 70's soul singers as DC superheroes; was so difficult to whittle that list down to Ms. Khan, and i grew up with her 80's tunes, and this isn't what it could've been, but....anyways.

a print we were selling at the show, drawn at 2.5 inches (not realizing all those flowers would look so....flowery), inked at 4.75 inches twice and then married together, plus another inked layer of shadows and clouds with a crusty brush, scanned at 1600 dpi (if i remember that right) on the fancy Upper Deck machines, file sized 3.8 X 5.2 1500 dpi, can print clean at just under 4 feet. messin around.


Adrian Johnson said...

Ahhhh, OK, that answers my question from the last post then about the 1600 dpi scanner.

Damn, I didn't know they made resolution that high. And I'm sure that there is probably a scanner higher than that somewhere right now.

I remember seeing this print at Heroes. I can't believe that the original was so small. But that belabors what Chris was explaining to me about drawing small and piecing the work together. Great way not to get too precious and create very spontaneous results. Damn good idea. I'm going to try this.

chris be said...

Adrian- glad to explain if it turns out to be helpful, my whole drawing miniscule thing is strange to a lot of people, and comparatively precious (tho it doesn't feel that way). Casey Jones and Nate Fox were both telling me at the con how much they enjoy drawing large, Nate's pages are like twice as big as "standard" comic size. Whatever you feel comfortable with sir-just rockit ;p