Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I think this is the first time I ever celebrate Halloween. I was asked to do a quick sketch for www.scamp.ie (click to see other entries too) and that's what you can see here. I will also be djing in the best party venue in Inistioge... just follow the noise!
Monday, October 20, 2008
This is the cover for this year's Rhyme Rag. Thanks a bunch to BRENB for the help with the textures!
The illustration is completely done in Painter with a tiny bit of retouching in Photoshop. I didn't even do a sketch in paper. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted, started on a blank file in Painter, sketching with the pencils tools. when I was totally happy with the composition I started collecting all the images (fountain pen, wings, splatters...) and then started drawing with the scraperboard tool.
The launch of the Rhyme Rag is next Wednesday 15th November in the Arts Office Kilkenny County Council. It is always a great night and the buzz is unbelievable so please make the effort to come!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I had to start an illustration today that reminded me of an old job I did ages ago... I tried to find it without joy. Instead I came across this I did back in 94. A couple of years before I became friends with computers (I had one at that stage but I hated it.)
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Rhyme Rag 2008 is here! At the moment I am still developing it, but you'll be glad to know it is very well advanced.
This year I've opted for the even more complicated task of creating a full page comic with each one of the poems.
You can see here one of the panels of a beautiful poem called Morphine by Sorcha Reilly.
Adapting the poems to the comic format has been the most difficult job so far; as I didn't want to take a literal approach. I have reinterpreted the poems in a comic narrative context. This means I've used the images for some of the actions of the poems and the words for some others. While trying to keep the musicality and pace intrinsic to the poem... In other words, I am exhausted!
This week I should be posting much more stuff on the Rhyme Rag, so keep tuned!
Posted by Alé Mercado at 8:25 p.m.