struggling with my new comic…

Posted on Saturday 2 December 2006

This weekend is the last weekend before the deadline of rough layout/story for our next Out of Picture graphic novel. I am having such hard time getting my story down.. I’ll be home all day and night both sat and sun…..;-(


another random image to share… It is a commissioned baby portrait I did a while ago. Commissioned portraiture is one of the hardest things for me because it most of the time needs to be painted from photographs. It is very difficult to maintain the liveliness if you are painting from photos…but what kind of a baby would pose for 2 – 3 hours straight??

11 Comments for 'struggling with my new comic…'

  1.  
    December 2, 2006 | 7:02 pm
     

    STUNNING Paintings!! Love your work and those gorgeous pages in Out of Picture!

  2.  
    December 3, 2006 | 10:08 am
     

    Hi again, Dice!
    Just pick up a copy of ‘Out of Picture’ yesterday. The works are fantastic! Really enjoy your story and artworks. Looking forward to see more of your works in the next book! Will buy a copy for sure!

    I just started a blog (sketches and illustration) too btw – if you have spare minute to maybe check and give some pointers to my works, it”ll be great.. ‘hint hint’ ๐Ÿ˜€ : http://minitreehouse.blogspot.com/

    Also, may I add a link to your site in there?

    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Note: Just notice a typo again… why it’s ‘simplestroke’ now? where’s my ‘simeokestroke’? maaannnn ๐Ÿ˜›

  3.  
    December 3, 2006 | 4:39 pm
     

    Hey Dice! Good to see more of your work!—Now in a blog! I always admire your paintings, but these sketches are really wonderful too:))

  4.  
    Tom
    December 3, 2006 | 9:38 pm
     

    Hi Dice, it is great to see you have started up a blog. Your work is awesome! I loved Out of Picture, was even lucky enough to meet some of you guys and get some sketches at the launch party in New York. I can’t wait for another book, I hope you guys do many more volumes!

  5.  
    Kenichi
    December 4, 2006 | 11:17 am
     

    Hey Dice! How are you doing man? Of course I remember you. It’s wonderful to see that you’re still painting and doing these beautiful plein air pieces. I love the watercolors from Paris and the oils from NYC. James and I had dinner with Vincent Nguyen last year and we were talking about you and wondering how you were doing. I bookmarked your site so I’ll check back frequently. I hope all is well with you and thank YOU for the inspiration.

  6.  
    December 4, 2006 | 2:48 pm
     

    Nice to see you started up a blog! The first “Out of Picture” book is great btw. Looking forward to what you got coming up for the next one.

  7.  
    December 5, 2006 | 5:50 am
     

    Dice, your work is absolutely AMAZING. I absolutely love your sketches and watercolours from Paris. You’re true inspiration.

  8.  
    JC
    December 7, 2006 | 2:47 pm
     

    dice…wow, you got so much life out of a photo??
    i’m impressed and i’m sure your client was happy!

    just got back from washington, some great galleries there. really loved the portrait gallery. you should sent in a portrait for their annual portrait competition. burt silverman and kent williams had entries on display.
    we’ll chat soon.

  9.  
    December 7, 2006 | 6:57 pm
     

    truly amazing and inspiring work!

  10.  
    December 7, 2006 | 11:03 pm
     

    DUUUUUDE! insane.

  11.  
    December 8, 2006 | 10:25 am
     

    thanks everyone for all the comments!

    –Alina
    thank you for your comment! I saw your beautiful pen and ink sketches on your blog.

    –Charles
    I did see your blog the first time you posted. It’s great to hear from artsits in Australia! YOu work for animation studio?

    –Martin
    I love your new style. Touch of japanese art. We shuold hang out soon.

    –Tom
    thanks a lot! And looking forward to seeing you again maybe at NY Comicon?

    –Kenichi
    Yeah, it’s been a while. We should all get together for dinner! Your recent stuff is beauuuuuutiful!

    –Chris,
    thanks a lot! We will be at San Diego next year again for sure! I love your recent robot sketch. We all love robots right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    —Stef
    wow—-!! your blog is niiiiice. I love your VW sketches!! YOu got the very tasteful linework. I gotta study some of that! What is Pan Pan? (whatever that is, that looks great)

    –JC
    good to hear you had good time in DC. I can’t wait to hear! I actually never made it to the portrait society gallery. Gotta check it out next.

    –roland
    thank you!!!

    –bagel
    I learned from YOU!

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