From a series of diary comics that will see the light of day next year. Testing out some of Kyle Webster’s “Real Watercolor” brushes, which are pretty… righteous. Very impressed, and will probably use these for all my diary comic inkwashes going forward. Check them out for yourself here. If you use Manga Studio 5, you should also check out Ray Frenden’s primo brushes here. You deserve it!
DINOSAURS FOR SALE.
I’m selling these originals from my upcoming BEHOLD! THE DINOSAURS! leporello, coming this fall from Nobrow Press, because, well, I’m broke and I need money STAT! Descriptions are below, and I’ll mark them
sold out when they do. Shipping cost is included in each price, and includes insurance. Each ships flat, well protected, via USPS domestic or international.
To buy just Paypal me at this address: dustyATdharbinDOTcom. Obviously replace those ALL CAPS parts with RELEVANT SYMBOLS.
Acrocanthosaurus | $150 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol Suchomimus | $125 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Quetzalcoatlus | $150 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Edmontonia | $100 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol Edmontosaurus | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol Styracosaurus | $75 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol; grey “pencil” lines in scan are actually blue (it looks cool so I left it); scan is b&w Camarasaurus | $125 | 11” x 17” ink on bristol Amargasaurus | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol Giganotosaurus | $75 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol Allosaurus | $150 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol (also has blue pencil in original, also looks cool) Plateosaurus | $75 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol (red pencil visible)
Ouranosaurus + Hypsilophodon | $75 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol
Muttaburrasaurus | $50 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol
Iguanodon | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol (red pencil visible)
Herrerasaurus + Postosuchus | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol (red pencil visible)
Elasmosaurus | $75 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Gallimimus | $75 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol
Kronosaurus | $50 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol
Lipleurodon | $40 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol
Platecarpus + Globidens | 8” x 10” ink on bristol
Happy paleo-hunting! Feel free to contact me with any questions, or confirm your address for shipping, et cetera, at dustyATdharbinDOTcom *kiss kiss*
The Seconds team @radiomaru, @nathanfairbairn, @dharbin and me! Seconds is out in stores now! #secondgn #bryanleeomalley
There we are, gorgeous as the day is long! Seconds is a really amazing book that I was lucky enough to hand letter. It’s been a real pleasure to see people reacting to it, mainly like this: “!!!!!” If you’re near a bookstore or comics shop go get that thing stat STAT
Here’s another one of the fantasy themed speed sketches I’ve been doing! This was one I did after the initial three. I’ve been getting Heather to feed me prompts for these, and this one is a mysterious character piloting a small boat with a sinister knight as a passenger through a swamp. I feel like I’m getting a little speedier and trusting my instincts a little more. This has been a pretty fun exercise overall! You should give it a shot (I’m sure some people do it all of the time anyway). Pick a theme you think is fun and see what you can get done in an hour or less! Don’t worry about “mistakes”! Just blast through it and see what you end up with! It’s starting to feel more like when I did drawings as a kid and it was 100% for play. Doing illustration professionally is all about a compromise between your instincts and creative desires (play) and the needs of your client (professional consistency, quality). The best feeling for me is hitting that golden spot where you achieve both! Gotta keep doing my art push-ups!
Thanks for chatting Shea. If you guys have nothing better to do than read another interview with me, here’s your chance to do so.
"Does being a black man who writes about black and Latino men and women as well as white men and women make race and ethnicity a defining part of my oeuvre? …or does it expose white supremacist hegemony in publishing and the perspective of those who see my work as “ethnic”?"
A damn good interview.
What a good read.
Love that quote! Comics need more people who utter the phrase “white supremacist hegemony in publishing,” many many more. Next time you look at something with a person of color in it and think “ethnic,” remind yourself that White =/= Default.
Man, the body language! This guy is so good it’s nuts.
BEHOLD! THE TRICERATOPS!
Now available as an archival giclee print from INPRNT.
LITTLE DREAMS, BIG BOOKCASE.
I’ve made this (out of print) print available as an archival giclee through Inprnt. Excellent for that person you know who likes to tuck into a corner for their creativities.
DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE FOREST.
I’ve made this print available through the excellent INPRNT site as an archival giclee. I’ve done a lot of printing with Inprnt and am never not astonished at the quality of the prints, usually much better than my actual drawings.
- slugspoon said:Hi Elio! i was just wondering where you got your brush that has a very realistic pencil-like texture you use for lines, or what settings it is and if you're willing to share
I rarely use digital brushes. The very realistic pencil is in fact, a very realistic pencil!
Many of the lines, textures, or painterly effects in...