Wednesday, 17 September 2008

just found: Splash Page-MTV has a great Steve Lieber drawing on their opening page (and a nice photo of the artist too), but you only see it briefly before a bunch of text boxes cover up most of it, unless you freeze the screen like I did. Do that and get a look at it full size. Steve and i have long shared an interest in the atmospheric effects that can be achieved by mixing up the various techniques of black line art, including dot tones and white paint.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the pruity of your black and white drawings, and I'm not that impressed with this drawing! Okay, I pissed you off but his work doesn't compare to your detail. Okay, I too am an artist. A modern artist! I paint huge paintings, they aren't always pretty or match the decor. namaste - yoga gal - geri

18 September 2008 at 00:04:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Good thing you said to look closer: The effect doesn't really show in the smaller size.

18 September 2008 at 01:25:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pointer! Revisiting Whiteout for the last third of the trilogy has been really interesting. I've been working to match the look of stuff I did almost a decade ago.
Here's a jpeg from the upcoming book that's big enough to see how I'm handling the combination of line and tone:

18 September 2008 at 20:41:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Analysing their CSS reveals the original jpeg here:

18 September 2008 at 22:40:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Steve's work is really nice and solid.

I noticed in a lot of your older work you used to cut out the dot tone paper in rough shapes to use as shade, or to use as the leaves in a tree etc. Have you ever considered using coloured paper in your colour work in the same way?

19 September 2008 at 04:44:00 GMT-5  
Blogger ralle said...

Stockholm 2008-10-15
Dear mister Campbell

I’m writing to you because I want to say thanks for the help. And not about the blog, cause I have not read your blog. And I don’t think I will because I’m not a blog reader. When I come to think of it I have never ever read a blog at all. I’m sorry.
But I have read your books, and that’s why I am writing to you.

It all began with FROM HELL. I found that the drawings reminded me of the way I used to draw when I was a small lad. They where so... free!
Well, anyway. Just after I finished FROM HELL my wife give birth to our son, Tom Hast.
So now I was about to become the great artist and inspiring father who would show his son the fun and joy of artistry. EVEN though it means not being published regularly and have a job by the side so that you can pay rent

Then it suddenly happened.
Could not work!
Did not feel like it.

I thought that this was a normal thing and took a break, since it had worked before.
And during the summer I started to work again.
But no, it was a false alarm. I still didn’t want to work.
I’d have to face the facts.

I did not feel the joy in it anymore.

It’s been almost 8 months since I finished something.
I have just been sitting and staring at the drawing desk.
And watch TV and films. Just laying in the couch.
Doing nothing.

I started to order cowboy hats. And read about Sam Peckinpah … again!

And now I feel that something is about to happen.
And that’s where you come in, Mr Campbell!

I looked away all the joys and fun in a box
And you was ONE of the keys that looked up the box.

Thank you and well done!

Best regards

Ralle Hast

Ps. I’m going to read Bacchus also…

14 October 2008 at 19:38:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...


A big thanks for the good words!

Long may you prosper.


14 October 2008 at 19:47:00 GMT-5  
Blogger ralle said...

...Be free, and fare thou well! Please you, draw near!

The Tempest

14 October 2008 at 20:17:00 GMT-5  
Blogger ralle said...

Hi again!

i wonder if there is any way to send/show two works of mine.
i would realy like to hear your opinion.


15 October 2008 at 00:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

I can't promise to not be honest :)

And as for suggesting avenues for publication, i go around ranting to myself all day about how stupid the publishing world is, so I'd be not much help there.

I note you don't have an online presence. I suggest you leave an email contact address here, I'll delete it and at the same time email you my street address.

15 October 2008 at 01:50:00 GMT-5  
Blogger ralle said...

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15 October 2008 at 05:45:00 GMT-5  

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