Something for the Weakened

Archive for January, 2012

Dubious King Crimson Referencing Self Portraiture

January 29th, 2012 by Alastair

Created for a compilation cover a couple of weeks ago – my first in colour! Pen on paper, followed by dodgy, half arsed Photoshop shenanigans. Really must learn how to use that program properly. The original was drawn free hand, rather than my usual pathetic tracing efforts. That came out better than I was expecting it to. The colouring process was trickier, especially using a mouse that has tendencies to wander off of its own accord. Not entirely happy with quite how magenta it all is – I only really twigged how easy it is to replicate coloursĀ  half way through the job. Also thought that they wouldn’t print out quite as vibrantly. They did. Pleased with a lot of it, but it’s a bit splodgy in places (I was unable to find a way to not create a darker colour if I went over an area twice).

The Residents did not appear on the compilation.


January 6th, 2012 by Alastair

No, I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ll be back soon. Promise.