Monday, January 31, 2011

A great time in DC

I just returned from DC this past weekend to visit the galleries. In particular, the exhibit of Alexis Rockman was just simply amazing. I definitely recommend visiting this show. Here's a link:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Piggy Back Studios Newsletter is out!

Well, it's finally here (hopefully along with warmer weather now that the snow storms seems to have passed).

I have finally gotten around to create my studio newsletter which announces updates and events. You can view it at the following link:

If you would like to be a part of the mailing list, please email me with your email address.

Friday, January 21, 2011

German Translation is now out for Figure Drawing for Dummies.

I certainly didn't expect this, but I just got a package from my publisher today as I was redesigning my blog site. I opened it up to find several copies of German translated copies of Figure Drawing for Dummies. As you can see, they decided to go with a different drawing of mine for the cover.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A question from an old friend about drawing comics

I got a text message from a good friend in Naperville, Illinois this morning asking me about how I work.

When you're doing the artwork, do you draw each panel larger and then shrink them down, or do you draw it to the size of the final product?

Answer is that I do draw larger and scale things down to production size (thank heaven for In Design.) However, I don't use the traditional 10 by 15 inch formate like most mainstream comic book artists use. Rather, I use the back of the manga paper which is 220 by 310mm because I like the surface texture and quality. The tips of the quilt nibs don't bleed on the paper which is great (and plus the paper is quite affordable.)

Another issue is that you need a scanner that's going to be large enough to accommodate large artworks (good quality ones from Epson run around 2,500.)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Etsy Store is now Open.

I have opened up an Etsy Store featuring my original artwork of recent figure drawings. I expect to build more content on a weekly basis. At this beginning phase, artwork will consist of mostly figure drawings. I plan more diverse content depending upon the response. Please be patient :)

All comments and feedbacks are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Paypal added to piggybackstudios

I've set up the studio website to include paypal. The page which was named "info" has been renamed to "store". All book purchases including the new release, JAVA! Recaffeinated, can now be made online safety and securely. You can follow the link by clicking here.