Friday, October 10, 2008

VIRTUAL STUDIO

Hi everyone,

I gotta say that I love this blog. Its great to know that other artists are going through all the same things I'm going through with these lessons. I'm learning so much about my strengths and weaknesses. It's really giving me encouragement to keep on learning and drawing.

I wanted to talk about James' blog "The Unofficial Bible of Cartooning."

I think it's a great idea to have a sounding board where we can debate or spark new theories. My goal with this blog was to try to recreate the studio experience online. There is so much that artists learn from being around each other and just talking shop. I've been reading a swell book by Will Eisner titled SHOP TALK. In it he talks to many great artists of yesteryear. They talk about how important the studio environment was to their growth as artists. They became great because they payed attention to each others techniques and talked about their craft.

I think of this blog as the hard work and James' as the happy hour after work. A place where you can just shoot the shit about cartoons and what makes them tick. So everyone take advantage of these blogs and all the other blogs out there. The internet has just become the largest cartoonist studio. We don't know how long any of this will last, so make the most of it.

Your friend,
David

3 comments:

patrick said...

Hey, thanks for starting it David. You're a true saint!

"We don't know how long any of this will last" Whoa, whoa, do you know something we dont?!

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

No inside information, here. I just think blogs are fragile things, since anyone can get tired and stop blogging if they feel like it.

-David

patrick said...

Oh, I thought the internet was shutting down, or something