søndag den 29. december 2013

New brush tip marker

Yesterday I decided to do a little purchase in my period of testing different brushtip markers. This marker is by copic, and is called MULTILINER SP. And actually it is more of a regular multiliner instead of a marker. This ome just has a paint brush like tip. And a replaceable catridge as well. It beats the POSCA by far.

After using the POSCA and COPIC SP for a while, the COPIC exeeds greatly in the following ways. First of.. The COPIC seems to make a more delicate and smooth line. Second.. The COPIC doesn't need the user to pump or shake the marker to get the ink to the tip. Third.. The POSCA has a tendensy to dry out, even with the cap on. This was never an issue with the COPIC. Fourth.. The POSCA ink doesn't seem to be 100% marker proof. Severel times when i added shadow with my COPIC markers, the linework seemed to smudge. The COPIC SP though, is all waterproof and copicproof!

Just a small update.. Happy new year!! :-)

torsdag den 19. december 2013

Brush-tip markers

I recently bought a new "brush tip marker" earlier this week. The trick about this tool, is that the brush tip is actually made of a hair like material, similar to a traditional paint brush. This allows you to make really dynamic linework, although it really took me some practice getting used to. But I am already quite smitten. This one is made by POSCA. 

I am going to try out the Pentel Pocket Brush in the near future. This is a bit more expensive, but is also refillable (unlike the POSCA I've got). So it wil certainly be cheaper for heavy users in the long run. Also the Pental is favoured by many pros as far as my research go. 

Below is a sketch that I just did using it. It was my first try, but I'm quite satisfied.

Take care! :-) 


Inspiration!

"Drawing & Storytelling" signed by the artist Peter "Valhalla" Madsen. My all time greatest source of inspiration in Denmark. This book contains all you need to know about creating a solid visual story.

Don't know if you are able to get it in any other language than danish..

mandag den 16. december 2013

Making progress!

The storyboard for my graphic novel STORMViND part 1 i coming along nicely, but slowly.. :-)

Even though the images does not reveal anything as of yet, I can promise that this "comic" is not going to be for the faint-hearted! ;-)

Merry x-mas!

søndag den 15. december 2013

Storyboard part one...

I've just started making the thumbnails for the storyboard of STORMViND.. I'm doing this along side the manus progress.. But this may stil change completely as i go along. ;-)

Take care!

lørdag den 14. december 2013

Twitter v. 2

Check out @ArtByAage's Tweet: https://twitter.com/ArtByAage/status/411792687319482368

Twitter

Aage Jørgensen Drawings &  Art is now on twitter. Follow if you'd like, receive news and updates on the progress of my graphic novel STORMViND,  and my general opinion on drawing and equipment. Take care!

https://twitter.com/artbyaage

torsdag den 12. december 2013

Traditional drawing!

This is a concept of the two maincharacters in STORMViND in the making, just to let you guys know that my lack of computer isn't keeping me completely from my work. I hope that the compay that is supposed to repair my machine will speed up a bit, so that i will get it back before the holidays. But at the the moment, things are'nt looking to good..

But! as a weird sideeffect, it has actually proven to be quite fun, going back to traditional drawing. And maybe there is actually a bit more christmas spirit, about ordinary brushes and pencils. At least they fit the candlelights better. ;)


Merry christmas and take care!



mandag den 9. december 2013

Laptop down!!

My Laptop went bunkers and is currently waiting to be repared.. The thing wont even boot, after it got a little bump.. So i guess the production is on standby for a while. And I wont be doing any digital painting for a while.. :-( But i assure you that i have a lot of stuff, that i cant wait to show you guys, once I get back in business.. :-)

Take care!

torsdag den 5. december 2013

Frida

It's been a while since my last post, but I have been really busy the last days. I'm still writing on the manus, plus a synopsis for STORMViND. Along that I am constantly doing concepts for the comic as well. But I have a regular daytime job, so I have not been as productive as i should have liked, lately. But despite that, it is stiil coming a long. Here is a little teaser of an early concept, of the female main character, Frida.

Take care! :)



torsdag den 28. november 2013

SAGA is reborn as STORMVIND!

I've made a few adjustments to the cover, and also changed the name of the projekt. Found out that saga was the name of another comic. But anyway it was always more of a test-name. I have now put in the final name and logo. STORMVIND = STORMWIND ;) Ensomhed = Loneliness

The charater whos name is Taus, is almost done. I gave him a backpack, and put som texture on his clothes. The middleground though is still missing a lot of work, but it is deffinetly coming a long.

Please comment

Take care! :)


onsdag den 27. november 2013

SAGA - Manuscript - day 1

Today I started writing part one of  my new project "SAGA the graphic novel". Writing has never really been my strong side, but suprisingly it is coming along nicely. :) Still trying to combine manuscript with storyboard, and image-descriptions is quite challenging. But actually quite fun and fulfilling when it works.

Text is still in danish, so you probably don't undestand any of it. ;) But this is just give an idea of the progress. More updates will follow. Take care!


By the way! This is a very rough script, so don't mind any typo's. I know there are a lot. ;)

mandag den 25. november 2013

CINTIQ 24hd




What an amazing machine. I'm completely in love!! :) This is definitely an upgrade that I am going to get sometime in the future. Pretty expensive though. About 24.000 dkr for the PEN & TOUCH version. And 18.000 dkr for the PEN ONLY version. I will probably end up getting the TOUCH ONLY, because I have touch in my current tablet, and never use it. In fact I turned it off, and reset the default key to another function. Wacom never really acomplished a true functional touch implementation in their products. At least that is my opinion. :) Otherwise their products are really great. And as long as you can buy the more expensive products without touch, It is not really an issue.

Overall the product is really cool. Great screen-size. Great and flexible stand. Good weight to the foot, so it won't fall on the floor, if you decide to put the screen over the tabels edge. Good amount of shortcut keys and touchwheels. All in all nothing is really bad about this product. Only thing that would be extraordinary cool, would be if the cintiq had the computer implemented, instead of one having to connect it. But i guess you can allways find something to complaine about. ;)

I'm definetly getting one as soon as my finances allow it....

fredag den 22. november 2013

DANMARK BRÆNDER v.1.1 update

An updated version of the cover-image. I have added some detail to the middleground - house, truck. I also changed the sky, to look a bit more "dangerous". Finally did some work on his mask, although I still don't think that I'm quite satisfied.

I still haven't decided on which weapon he is going to be carrying. Thats the reason for the barrel still floating aroud in the air.. I'm thinking maybe an AK47! ;)

The next update will probably be the final version, unless I decide to make drastic changes. Any comments are appreciated!

Take care. :)


torsdag den 21. november 2013

Latest Wacom upgrade

So I have now been using my new Intuos PRO for about two weeks.. And it just keeps getting more joyfull. A huge step up from my bamboo manga.
I was struggeling a lot with the hand eye cordination on my bamboo, and was a bit affraid that i might never get it. But then i tried this intuos, and i have never had any trouble.. I think that the larger size might also help..

tirsdag den 19. november 2013

DANMARK BRÆNDER

Concept for a graphic novel!

Very early concept for at graphic novel that I'm planning to do in the near future. If the writing seems weird, it is because it is in danish. :) The english translation would be: "SAGA - Part one: Denmark in flames". 

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic denmark (urban and countryside) in the near future. Here a former soldier, suffering from PTSD, struggles to survive the wastelands produced by a devistating nuclear eradication. Finding himself in a world where he finally fits in, he is going to confront all sorts of issues and creatures.. Even the worst kind.. Other humans! :-O

The painting is pretty much still just a sketch. But i think the composition makes sense. I struggled with this for quite a while though. Hopefully I will be able to post some part of a story soon.. Untill then I hope you will enjoy this. AND please let me know what you think! :)

Take care!



mandag den 18. november 2013

My work space

So this is my current setup. PC, intuos and skull. I just received my Intuos PRO a couple of days ago, and I gotta say that I'm rellay loving this beast! It is deffinetly a gigantic upgrade from my previous tablet, which was a BAMBOO manga. I never really got fully used to that one, but the Intuos PRO just feels awesome!




Back before my digital-days, my working station used to look something like this. Usually not as tidy though.. :) Oh.. And i moved my skull! ;) 



søndag den 17. november 2013


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