28 May 2011

Domestic Graffiti

Tonight I went to a mad birthday party for my mate Jimbo. Happy Birthday Jimbo! He designated a wall in his garage for graffiti. I always wanted to do some graffiti but don't believe in it in its illegal form, so I was pretty excited to get to try it. Turns out its a lot harder than I expected!

The bunny turned out to look a bit evil... so I called him death bunny.

This robot looks a bit like Bender.

24 May 2011

Zine launch

Domestic Cowboy - I could have been so many things... was launched with a BANG! Thanks to Andy for the song. It will live on forever in our hearts... and longer on the internet.

I was inspired by Sugar Belle to make some ginger bread for the launch. They worked OK but it was a very rushed job (with both cutting out the shapes and icing). Also we didn't have enough icing sugar. Lessons learnt... next time I'm allowing 4 hours to cut out the shape and cook them; 4 hours to ice them. All in all... it wasn't as hard as I'd imagined... and I feel that with a bit of practice I could make some pretty awesome ginger bread cookies.

This is my beautiful wife eating the bunny. :)

And people generally enjoying the picnic.

There are still about 20 zines left if you want one.

12 May 2011

Buy a Zine!

Woo-hoo! Domestic Cowboy - I could have been so many things... is now available! It's looking really good... the printing is unreal... Really happy with the way it turned out.

There are 3 ways to get one

1) From the Zine Launch* - $5
2) From me in person after the Zine launch - $6
3) Via snail mail - $7 (email me - claymcintosh@gmail.com)

They also may be available in shops like Rocking Horse and Comics Etc. in Brisbane if they let me. There they will be more $8-$10.

*The Zine launch is a picnic (bring your own snacks) - Saturday, May 14 · 2:30pm - 5:30pm at Roma Street Parklands Brisbane. Email me for more details.

9 May 2011

In the Kitchen

A background I am much happier about. I'm still not sure what I'm doing when it comes to colouring and using photoshop, but I picked up a few tips. I did this one in pen, rather than pencil, which I think is a much better line to work with. This is our kitchen, which is the same room as the last background I drew.

These sketches were done as me and my wife were traveling around europe. Twas lots of fun!

3 May 2011

A little bit of background

Tonight I decided I would try and draw a complete scene... I never draw a whole scene - that is, characters in a background. I always only draw characters standing on white space or photo shop them onto a photo. I do this because (1) I'm lazy and (2) I can't really draw... and drawing backgrounds is hard. Anyway... this is tonights attempt. Surprisingly, I found drawing the background easier than expected... but the problem was line-work, scanning and photoshop. Any tips? I think my biggest problem was not bothering to work out the scanning software and I got a bad scan... anyway... It's a start... I'll keep trying.

PS. This is our 'lounge room' (and kitchen).
PPS. My Wacom is dying... it has been for about 12 months :( Only works sometimes.