During next week, there will be two drawing meetings! First one is on saturday starting at 12.00. We are gathering at cafe Linkosuo Siilinkari (Hämeenkatu 9), at the tables behind the cafe and between Vero Moda and Uff.
Second meeting is on thursday starting at 17.00 at the same place.
Everybody is welcome, there’s no skill limit and you don’t have to know me or anyone else there to attend. :)
Otus Opus consept sketches and random owl sketches.
Tonight we were on a walk with Mikko, and i had a good flow and fleshed out next three chapters of Otus Opus. I can’t wait for the third chapter, there’s going to be so many awesome things, i’m so excited! ^____^
I am also hoping that, finally, i could make the storyboard for the whole chapter before starting to draw. First and second chapters have been for me unusually… well, in Finland we have this great idiom, “perse edellä puuhun”, which can be literally translated to climbing a tree ass first, meaning doing things in a needlessly complicated way. I prefer storyboards and clear, nice plans from point a to point b. For some reason i’ve been writing and storyboarding Otus Opus about ten pages at a time while i have some rough idea of the whole chapter, sometimes writing dialogue after drawing the pages. It’s good to see i can do comics that way too, i’m not too stuck with one way of doing them. Not planning every detail in advance gives more room to make chances, but i’m afraid i can also make short-sighted choices which will lead to dead ends or poor story flow. At this point it looks like the third chapter is going to be longer than the two earlier chapters, so i think i really need to have the script and storyboard so i can see the whole picture and know what i am doing.
This was our table at Tracon with Arachnodentist . I managed to hide behind my posters, hah!
Tracon was great, best Tracon experience for me so far! ^___^ Even though we had to switch tables with Nieidanine because there was a screen behind our original table and our poster stand would have blocked the screen. I’m just glad that problem was solved so easily.
I just want to thank all of you who came to our table and checked our stuff or talked to us or just squealed “cute!”. And of course, bought anything from us.
Also i’m happy that i didn’t get my usual post con anxiety. I’m tired as hell and could sleep around the clock, but at the same time i’m cheerful.
Viikonloppuna minut löytää Helsingin sarjisfestarien Pienlehtitaivaasta jakamasta pöytää Anayten ja Matin kanssa. Otus Opusta on myynnistä, samoin tarroja ja postikortteja. Julisteitakin on, mutta tällä kertaa en jaksa julistetelinettä ottaa mukaan kun se pitäisi kasata ja purkaa kumpanakin päivänä erikseen. Katotaan saanko jotenkin esille edes paria julistetta, mutta jos en, niin tiedoksi kuitenkin että kaikki julisteet ovat minulla mukana ja niitä saa pyydetttäessä näytille ja myyn niitä.
Otus Opus 2 lähti tänään painoon, sitä saa sitten viikon päästä Traconista! ^___^
Sneak peek of one of the Otus Opus pages i’m working on right now. Sorry it’s so quiet here in my blog, i’m trying to finish and print chapter 2 of Otus Opus before Tracon and it’s taking all my time now.
Huomenna keskiviikkona klo 17.00 alkaen Kirjastonpuistossa Koskipuistoa vastapäätä piirtoiltaa. Varasuunnitelmana näillä näkymin sateen ja ulkosen varalta Finlaysonin alueella Siperiassa Pala cafe, elikkäs se kahvilapömpeli siinä sisäaukiolla. Minulta saa puhelinnumeroa jos tarvitsee tsekata missä päin ollaan menossa.
Mukaan vaan jos kaipaatte piirtoseuraa! ^___^
I arrived to Tampere yesterday and I’m currently staying at @myrntai’s place. I missed her cats. <3
It is really summery here too but not as hot as in Turku. phew!