Hansma Illustration

Apr 16

Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks - EmptySinkPublishing       -

ianbrooks:

Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks

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Hey guys, time for a personal plug. Empty Sink Publishing has just released the April edition of their online magazine and I AM EXCITE that they have featured a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas that emerge in the Midwest called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun. 

Here’s some expert testimony from my friends who have already read this story and insist you do the same:

whowasntthere enthusiastically states: “A lovely piece of work from Ian that everyone should read. It has beautiful imagery and sci-fi overtones, even with the realistic subject material. I’m also not going to be annoyed by the loud buzzing this Summer, but rather happily (and sadly) imagining this story”

peterfalkscorpse warns: "Do yourself a favor and read this shit. Make a good decision for once in your life. Your father and I are very disappointed in the direction your life is taking, we just want what’s best for you"

hansma, who contributed the above artwork says: "I had a lot of fun getting to work with Ian on this illustration. I highly recommend you read his story because it is pretty brilliant"

armsbendback affectionately remarks: "Ian is my favourite and you should go and read this"

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Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan

Apr 14

hbhansma:

hansma:

Hamilton’s Nerd Bun by Heather HansmaA Christmas present to my other brother, and my final painting for 2013.

It’s ME!

hbhansma:

hansma:

Hamilton’s Nerd Bun by Heather Hansma
A Christmas present to my other brother, and my final painting for 2013.

It’s ME!

Apr 11

The finished version of my Gameboy sketch from last night.

The finished version of my Gameboy sketch from last night.

Apr 10

" It’s a very special kind of skill; if you’re too loyal to the photo, it swallows you up. If, for instance, in the middle of a whole page of “personal” drawings, there is suddenly a drawing that is too… It’s as if there’s a sudden hole in the page. You have to take the elements from the photo that you need, and retranscribe them through your personal computer, in order to get a personal vision. The same rule applies to drawing from nature. It’s very difficult, but it’s what enables the artist to bring his vision to a work. Otherwise he’s nothing but a parrot, or an ape. [pp. 86-87]

—Jean Giraud (Moebius)

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Moebius on drawing from photo reference. Eloquently put.

SOURCE: Jean Giraud, “The Other Side of Moebius,” interview by Kim Thompson, The Comics Journal #118 (December 1987), pp. 85-105.

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The amount of sketching I do while at Black Lotus lately is ridiculous. (at Black Lotus Clawson)

The amount of sketching I do while at Black Lotus lately is ridiculous. (at Black Lotus Clawson)