New strip is up, a few hours early on accident! (If you aren’t reading my comic Against Stupidity, you should be–you can start here at the introduction.)
In the course of my duties writing & drawing strips for my webcomic Against Stupidity, I needed some paintings for a hallway that might show the progression of the seasons. So I made them of some tarot cards, inspired by the Rider-Waite deck. That particular deck is associated with Hermeticism and Hermetic Qabalah, the wellspring of much of the symbolism and whatnot you’ll be seeing relating to Grandma Clarita, if you decide to read the comic.
Anyway, I decided to make some individual images for the cards, so, here you go!
Share and enjoy, as they say.
A little over a month ago my wonderful mother got me a drawing tablet for my birthday, and since then I’ve been brushing up on my skills and working on a new webcomic. More on that some other time!
The comic’s main character lives near a park with a lake, so I’ve started doing some work on that front since it’s been a while since I’ve drawn outdoorsy stuff. (In ‘analog’ painting, trees are, in fact, my nemesis.)
So I was tooling around the Internet trying to find information on how to draw a tree. There’s a lot of good stuff out there! And a lot of bad stuff. But I was surprised, I guess, to find so many talented artists writing up freely available tutorials. This wasn’t something you would’ve found when I was last seriously Doing Art in my teens and early 20s.
I say I guess I was surprised because lots of people are doing lots of high-quality hobbyist writing out there nowadays. Some folks write about areas of interest, some folks write about a their profession, the lucky ones find little gap between the two. So of course there’s going to be a lot of good content about drawing. It just wasn’t something that I had available to me when I was younger, and I’m jealous of people who do. Which is stupid, since obviously I have access to this as well, but I’m not slightly younger than myself, so, jealousy. Being human is hilarious.