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my ink is getting thicker

From Mood of Google I get sad sometimes, when I reduce the artwork down to a sensible size. Sad about how the lines become a hazy approximation of themselves and the tones begin to munge and lose their variation. Compare this excerpted panel to this week's strip to see what I mean. In order to make the features visible, I had to fade the washes on her face way out, apocalyptic drama sacrificed for the sake of legibility. It happens a lot. Disappearance through reduction of Tony Blair's head on a melon. Even the Insensitive Crow lost detail. So I've picked out some panels and posted them over here, in a gallery imaginatively called "illustrations", to soothe my troubled sense of artistic achievement. I always did mean to sort out a better way of posting my strips. Another of those things I never get around to ...

add it to; buying a new duvet, hoovering the sitting room floor, sorting out that bag of toys, de-duping the early 90s comics, getting rid of the dresses I wore at precious parties, cutting the scary thorn tree, tiny shiny dykes, putting some of the rarebits on ebay, making the upstairs table into a workspace again, getting rid of that stupid barstool and the broken chair and the old leather jacket I loved so much, getting back on my bike, repotting the bathroom money tree, going through all those damn photos, phoning my mum, going to visit my sister, going to visit my sister, going to visit my sister and going to visit my sister.

And so on, and so forth, for ever and ever.


17th Feb, 2005 11:54 (UTC)
Tony Blair as a melon
How? How did you do it? How?
17th Feb, 2005 12:05 (UTC)
Re: Tony Blair as a melon
What would you say if I asked if I could print out a copy for Andrew Smith's office? Fully accredited of course. I could put it up by the tea and coffee to surprise the volunteers.
17th Feb, 2005 16:10 (UTC)
Re: Tony Blair as a melon
Be my guest! Just chuck a web address on it so people can look up more of the same if they want to ... ( www.alleged.org.uk )
17th Feb, 2005 16:14 (UTC)
shanghai the office data projector
and you can make your own. Just add hammers!

... oh wait, did you mean the graphic? I just took a tony photo, adjusted the blending properties to make it translucent and wrapped it over the melon-shape. Well, actually I just bodged it with a skew and a punch, but the principle is the same.
17th Feb, 2005 16:25 (UTC)
for other uses of a data projector