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Comments on The Flying Trilobite: Art Monday: making of "Introducing Sara Chasm"





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Violetlight! I didn't know you were on blogger. T...

2009-03-05T06:12:00.000-05:00

Violetlight! I didn't know you were on blogger.

Thanks for the kind words. I agree: we need to see more of Sara.



Hey Sean, Thanks again. I have no problem seeing m...

2009-03-05T06:10:00.000-05:00

Hey Sean,

Thanks again. I have no problem seeing my work on book covers either! (I'll be announcing another book cover soon -yay! Though it's not Sara.)

I've been reading a lot about the different tablets, and I may get a Bamboo Fun just for the price. But some Intuos are as low as $250, so we'll see. Believe me, I'll be posting attempts.



You never cease to amaze me, you'd think I'd be us...

2009-03-04T23:39:00.000-05:00

You never cease to amaze me, you'd think I'd be used to your talent by now. Sara Chasm needs her own series. I never thought of you as a "tagger", well done! It looks like it came right off of a city wall.



Glendon, the reason I said I didn't think you were...

2009-03-04T10:28:00.000-05:00

Glendon, the reason I said I didn't think you were going to do a straight-up reconstruction had to do with your overall artistic approach, not your ability -- the skeletal sketches you've posted show that pretty clearly. I just knew you were gonna bust things up.

And this piece came out great. I know this isn't necessarily the nicest thing to say to an artist, but this illustrator has no problem seeing Sara on a book cover.

And I'd strongly recommend getting a tablet. But you might want to do a couple of in-store tests to see if you'd rather have an Intuos than a Bamboo. The price difference is significant, the difference to the user? Not so much. It depends on the size you like.

I prefer to use the smallest size tablet. It fits into my workspace and allows me to cover large areas of the page with small movements of hand and wrist. This doesn't make for the most exciting drawing -- the kind where you use your whole body -- but it's practical for working at a computer.

There have been times when the resolution on the low-end tablet (I had a Graphire, which is the precursor to the Bamboo) has been an issue -- but it really doesn't come up that often. Like I said, do a little shopping and testing before dropping a few hundred extra dollars.



Sean, Thanks for your kind words. I can can't on ...

2009-03-03T20:02:00.000-05:00

Sean,

Thanks for your kind words. I can can't on you not to hold back.

I think I could do a conventional reconstruction. At first I was just planning to go to the ROM and draw a skull. I really enjoy doing those and looking at others', because I know how hard they are to pull off.

I'm trying to stretch my repertoire and surprise myself. It's something you do very well, Sean, and I want to explore more media this year. I have plans to invest in a digital tablet (hopefully an Intuos) within the month, so I wanted to play a bit.

The tagging I was more nervous about than the rest --! I work and live in downtown Toronto, and there's a series of alleys filled with well done tags downtown. I wanted to keep it legible. Glad it looks alright to a seasoned eye.

Thanks, man.



Traumador, Sam the eagle was never more magnificen...

2009-03-03T19:56:00.000-05:00

Traumador, Sam the eagle was never more magnificent than when he took on the pirates in Muppet Treasure Island. I'd love to see a Sam/Captain America team-up.

And thanks. Glad the spray paint made the picture. It's largely covering a rushed hand. ;-)



Thanks Raptor! I like anthropomorphizing creature...

2009-03-03T19:53:00.000-05:00

Thanks Raptor! I like anthropomorphizing creatures, giving them a touch of human elegance or clumsiness.

It's partly what drew me to Symbolist art of Europe in the 1890's. Lots of tragic Sphinxes, mermaids, and mysterious angst.

Of course, Sara has no mysterious angst.



Hey, Glendon!I was very curious as to how you were...

2009-03-03T12:11:00.000-05:00

Hey, Glendon!

I was very curious as to how you were going to approach this -- I had a hard time imagining you doing a conventional reconstruction.

I sure wasn't expecting this. Very, very nice work here -- a lot closer to conventional illustration than I'm used to seeing from your work. I've got to say, I wasn't as surprised by the dinosaur/girl combination as I was by the well-done graffiti element.

Hey, I'm from the East Bay -- I see a lot of this stuff on the street and Sara's tag holds up. I like this one a lot.



i think the best part is how she is aiming the spr...

2009-03-03T03:31:00.000-05:00

i think the best part is how she is aiming the spray paint behind her without looking.

i can't help but picture sam the eagle asking "what sort of freak is this young lady exactly?...[pause though to say about her head]... if she can "tag" the streets so well. one should play such games with good, wholesome people that move and play back. not untrustworth unmoving streets!"

unlike sam, i like the pic, and the piece makes me wonder how it is she is so good at tagging...



As an Anime fan, as well as Major Paleo-nerd, I do...

2009-03-02T20:53:00.000-05:00

As an Anime fan, as well as Major Paleo-nerd, I don't get an "anime-feel" as you said. So, take it from me, a guy who's best work were fan-made characters from existing manga and anie like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z (which I forgot mention has dinosaurs in it), etc.



Nice!! I like your unique ideas, Glendon! I think ...

2009-03-02T20:50:00.000-05:00

Nice!! I like your unique ideas, Glendon! I think this one is one of my favorites that you've done because it incorporates different media. Very creative. Reminiscent on your "Trilobite/Hominid mutant" awhile back. BTW- "Sarah Chasm" is certainly Hot for a drawing....*drool*.....just kidding, lol.



Chris - glad you like it! I'm not used to it havi...

2009-03-02T18:28:00.000-05:00

Chris - glad you like it! I'm not used to it having neon in my work either.

Potential - Thanks! I'll settle for "fantastic" I guess.

Mo! My new blog-peep! Obviously the shirt is stretchy.



aw i love this even more now! It's amazing... and ...

2009-03-02T14:00:00.000-05:00

aw i love this even more now! It's amazing... and so much work went into it, compared to mine. I do wonder how she got her top on though, with that massive cranium!



Aw I Love her! She's fantastic Glendon, really fa...

2009-03-02T10:54:00.000-05:00

Aw I Love her!
She's fantastic Glendon, really fantastic.
:)



Sara is certainly the sexiest Dino-chick-tagger I'...

2009-03-02T09:51:00.000-05:00

Sara is certainly the sexiest Dino-chick-tagger I've ever seen!

I love the color pallet you used for the Dino-head. and those little yellow accents make the whole piece come alive. It is was very jarring at first to see the bright pink and blue graffiti on the finished piece, I'm not used to your working having neon in it. The "TAG" does not look like you painted it, but rather It's style makes you believe Sara herself added that bit to your painting. It comes together nicely.

Later days,

Christopher Zenga