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I was cleaning up my bookmarks (yes, what an exciting evening) and I thought others might want to check this out. Travis Charest does a web comic on his fan site called Spacegirl. It's campy fun that is drawn beautifully.
imagine that - something actually worthwhile on the lounge - these are juicy
Is Travis Charest totally self taught?
I know Jim Lee is....I can tell.
In Travis's FAQ webpages it states he admires illustrators from the early 20th century. I get the feeling he's been looking at Cornwell and Leyendecker and all that. That would indicate some sort of educational push......or is that some sort of trendy thing to say?
Last edited by NoSeRider; April 3rd, 2007 at 05:19 AM.
Would knowing if he's self taught change your perception of his work, and how can you tell if someone is self taught or not? Are there some specific lines or techniques that you are only allowed to use if you are either self-taught or not self-taught?Originally Posted by NoSeRiderIs Travis Charest totally self taught?
I know Jim Lee is....I can tell.
Travis stuff is great.... A huge fan of his work..
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Damn, looks like he stopped doing it. Really great stuff nonetheless!
"Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann
Scrad!!! What Happens???
Spacegirl is such a potty mouth! Throwing around expletives like "scrad" every other panel!
Um... I can say scrad here, right?
Shazbot! Frakkin' tight lines! Thanks for the link.
Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.
saw this a while back but forgot about it. thanks for the link. great textures and lighting, and i love the looser/bolder lines and how it's a bit simpler or graphic than his other work.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ineFuck backgrounds, who needs em.
No prob guys. There are not many comic book artists that actually grow artistically over their careers. Charest's earlier work was very much like Jim Lee's. I think he's been working on a French gaphic novel for a couple of years now.
Not to get too off topic before the forum police write me a citation but Adam Hughes is one of my favorite illustrators and one day, before I die, I want to go to one of those comic cons and totally fanboy out and drool at his table for a sketch like these. More can be found here and here.
The Phoenix... one of my all-time faves. Nice catch!
hes been working on metabarons for some time now, dont know if tis released or not. SPacegirl is pure fun, shows how great this artist is, truly one of the best comic book artists right now.
Originally Posted by bhanuhes been working on metabarons for some time now, dont know if tis released or not. SPacegirl is pure fun, shows how great this artist is, truly one of the best comic book artists right now.http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13Travis Charest has been dropped from Alejandro Jodorowski's long-awaited "Dreamshifters" graphic novel, with artwork being taken over by Zoran Janjetov, for publication later this year. Why?
Travis states, "I started working on this book over six years ago, the original idea was for me to do the pages in pen and ink and have them colored. I got it in my head that although I wasn't a painter and hadn't ever painted a comic, I would paint this one. Big mistake, a disaster. It took forever to get a page finished, I was redoing pages, changing the paints, a nightmare, by the time I'd left Paris and moved back to the USA I only had a dozen pages to show for nearly two years work. Since coming back, the pages haven't really come any faster, and after all this time, I've only produced 30 pages of 'Dreamshifters.' It wasn't a case of screwing the pooch or anything like that, I've always worked hard, I just had a laborious process and a dismal understanding of how to really paint. I haven't had any new script for a year or so and I figured something like this was happening, but I found out like you did, someone mentioned the article to me and I asked my editors about it. I can't blame them, if the book ends up being around 48-52 pages, then at the pace I was going, they'd be waiting another 4 years for this to be finished. If anything they should be applauded for being as patient as they were, especially Jodo, a wonderful, generous man who only wants to see his book finished and deserves more than I've been able to give him. I've wanted to talk about all this for a long time but wasn't able to. I may still do more pages and the cover, but other than that I'm not sure. Now you know everything I know.
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