Thursday, April 30, 2015

Interview 1

Clayton Cowles

1. Biggest Obstacle
Feeling as though my work isn't good enough.
2.Biggest reward
Working together with others, to produce material fans find enjoying.
3.Payment Portion
Different depending on the job, and the store. Sometimes you are paid up front a certain amount or a flat rate, and sometimes you are given a percentage.
4.Least Favorite Thing
Not being able to draw as much, being time constricted.
5.Most Favorite Thing
Being able to work with others, and meet new people.
6.Are your family and friends supportive?
Yes, when I tell people they are usually impressed.
7.Advice For Beginners
Keep pushing yourself, although you may feel that your work isn't good enough, someone might see it as beautiful. A philosophy I live by is: Whenever you feel as though you don't have anything to improve on you've failed.
8.Did you consider yourself a good artist?
9.Do you consider yourself good now?
I consider myself okay.
The enjoyment my art gives my fans.
11. Favorite Drawing
My online avatar, which I won't be changing until I create something I feel is better.
12.Do you keep an of your old drawings?
No, but my parents do, they are somewhere in their basement.


On Saturday I will be attending the comic book convention at Monroe library, I will most likely take pictures. And put those images in my prezi presentation. I have priced out printing my comic. For a minimum of twenty five images, it will cost around fifteen dollars. I also contacted comics etc a local comic book store, and asked the owner would he be able to give me a few minutes of his time. So that I can get some insight on the business portion of the comic book industry, we plan on getting together some day next week.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Comicbook Convention

On today our school librarian approached me and asked me whether or not I had heard about the comic book convention being held locally on Saturday. So I will be attending that as well as the comic book convention in Syracuse within the next couple of weeks. I will take pictures, and blog about it.
This image is of a dragon, the dragon that I will use throughout the story, it will also go in as the background of the Cover. Got this idea from Google just searching dragon sketches, then putting my on small changes into it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sketches (Cont.)

Sketches (Cont.)

Sketches (Cont.)

Sketches (Some May be difficult to see...Will write darker in the future.)

Artistic Ability

So the end of the year is fast approaching and now it's time to kick things into gear. My only problem and this has been a problem since the very beginning of this entire project. My artistic ability regardless if I put five hundred hours into making this book, I don't think I will be satisfied with the outcome. And this is not to say my skills having improved because they definitely have and I can acknowledge that, it's just like I don't think the improvements are rapid enough to finish the project how I would want. This project has become a lot more than I originally anticipated. At first I had thought the project to be nothing more than simply drawing, and now I have a appreciation for artists overall. I understand much more all the time effort revisions it takes into making one image that I'm satisfied with let alone several issues to a comic book. I admire them for there self dedication, and their drive. And I just figured out how to upload images so I'm going to do that. I have about sixty or so and then I will upload the other two sketch books I have at a later date.