Monday, July 04, 2005

More from the experiments desk

I'm still trying to make the brush work. Brushwork. Brushwork work. i figure I'll have to do a few dozen like this before the process is anything like predictable. So here's number 1. Maybe there will be another, it depends on problems.

13 comments:

Sam Logan said...

I'm such a sucker for this medium. Varying widths and swooshy strokes just add a certain I-don't-know-what to linework. It's a great fit with the deleria style, too. Slick!

Josh said...

I want more Scare-O-Deleria!

Red_Dog said...

You can't deny Mr Allison's talent with the brush, but I have to say that I like the computer generated (is that the correct term?) stuff more. Perhaps I'm turning into an anti-Luddite, snapping pencils and tearing up sheets of paper, whilst making goo-goo eyes at Bill Gates and all his works...?

Bee said...

>>>I want more Scare-O-Deleria!

I want more cake, but I'm not necessarily going to get it.

Mr A, in my opinion the brushwork work works fine.

Ray said...

I think Amy should quit doing yoga during her lunch break because in those last two panel it looks as if she's BROKEN HER SPINE!

John A said...
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John A said...

Ray, Red Dog, how many more disclaimers do you want me to write in my introduction? This is the roughest, rawest work, the newest thing. I just thought you might enjoy seeing it.

Journal of Lies said...

Luckily, with the internets being the wonderful communicative media they are, the time elapsed between doing something really creative and being told it's crap anonymously is near zero.

Thank god for technology....

Personally, I think it's fascinating to see even crazed napkin scratchings from Mr. Allison.

Reading over the books and watching the changes in art style have been really interesting. I'm not sure if "evolutionary" is the word, but to see changes in style over the years, and experiements in different media has been really...well, neat-o.

And anything that keeps John excited about the work, which means I get new comics to read from him, is all good.

Thanks for letting us see this work in any form.

Josh said...

>>>I want more cake, but I'm not necessarily going to get it.

Give me an address and the promise of more S-O-D (hehe, that's rude) and you shall have your cake.

Red_Dog said...

I'm sorry Mr A, I didn't want to come off as all negative and somesuch. Please forgive my expression of preference... :(

Indeed, I am quite enjoying your hand-drawn work; if you look closely, you will see that I am cock-a-hoop!

Oh, and...
*waves to bee*
Hello missus! :)

emilyruth said...

I like most anything John A does, but is that Riley or Amy?

marianne said...

I concur with Journal of Lies. The merest scribblings from Mr Allison's pen, brush or mouseclick incite great joy.
Thanks John.
I too am a sucker for this medium. The brushes, the strokes, the brush strokes. All that inky goodness. mmmmm.

insignis said...

ray - just like to say that that position is not impossible. I just tried it myself to make sure, and I'm not even female.