February 24, 2013 in PlaceSticky
Buh January where to begin? I spent a lot of it either watching the Hobbit or thumbnailing Seven Chapter 3 – but below are some of the things that were done.
As I said to my sister Christmas Day – I was always going to adore The Hobbit, regardless of what it became in Jackson’s hands. The world of Middle Earth effectively kick started my creativity back when I was younger, and this first film recaptured some of that for me. It’s also helping learn to [...]
I just bought myself a new little bamboo, and I’m getting back into the digital colour realm. Those of you who know me know that I am passionately pro-traditional work, but the hard fact is that it’s really difficult to properly reproduce traditional colour work unless you’re using something like paints. And even then I [...]
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31/08/2012 I’ll be launching the first book of Seven at the FEC Extravaganza, in Melbourne! Come see me! http://www.facebook.com/events/266658426779629/ 08/04/2012 So new releases! I’ve had a 4 page colour(!) piece published in the ACT meet’s Beginnings Anthology. It’s at the back of the book, because apparently it’s uplifting, which is different for me. You can [...]
As I said to my sister Christmas Day – I was always going to adore The Hobbit, regardless of what it became in Jackson’s hands. The world of Middle Earth effectively kick started my creativity back when I was younger, and this first film recaptured some of that for me. It’s also helping learn to draw beards!
From December’s post round up though, you’d think I was only working on one thing. But I’m not, I swear! Seven book 2 is almost finished effectively, so keep an eye for that too!
This weekend was Supanova Brisbane, which I attended. Between the vent above blowing torrential winds at us and being separated from the rest of the comic team it was a bit of a lacklustre experience, but we still got to meet some great people and spread the Seven story. A special thanks to everyone who put up with me coming round (often multiple times) to bug them over the weekend!
Special mention – I met Tom Taylor’s cosplayer. He’s super adorable!
I’ve almost finished the pencils on Seven book 2, and started the inks. Below are a few images from the things I’ve been working on, including a separate project I’m not quiiiiiiite ready to announce.
Until next time <3
The last month, my friends, the last MONTH!
Firstly, the FEC extravaganza went spectacularly! It was a splendid night and I hope everyone had an amazing time, just as I did. Big shout out to all the crew at FEC, All Star Comics, and the other peeps launching on the night.
Secondly, Seven, the book I was launching, is now available online! You can buy a standard copy from FEC at their facebook page, but for only $15 you can pick up your own ARTIST EDITION copy from me from my store! I’ll have sketches with some splashes of colour within, and a personal thanks.
So get along and pick it up!
It’s been reviewed by the good folks at Nerd Culture as well -
“Alisha Jade’s Seven is an incredibly layered dark fairytale that, at first glance, seems deceptively simple. Her nuanced storytelling and manga-inspired artwork are coupled with an impressive understanding of the nature of fables, metaphor and iconography.This is a book that warrants multiple readings and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of Alisha’s work.
One of the most fascinating elements of Seven lies in Kat, our protagonist who, for reasons explained in the story, cannot speak. While this might limit some artists, Alisha manages to convey Kat’s emotions through body language and facial expressions, giving insight into her character through purely visual means.
Seven invokes the best and most disturbing elements of a classic Grimm’s fairytale while never drawing from one specific fable. Alisha Jade understands the universality of those classic stories, drawing on elements of many to construct her own dark and fascinating tale.”
I want to thank everyone who was involved, and I hope everyone enjoys it!
You never realize how dependent you are on having the internet until it goes away hey?
Here’s a section of what I’ve been working on since I dropped offline – aside from Seven (which will be out in September OH YEAH) I’ve been writing up a short(ish) story called Levitate. Some of the concept illustrations are below, and on twitter if you’ve been following. It follows Cassi, a girl who can’t touch the ground, and Morgan, a young man who after finishing studies can’t really find his feet either.
Over the past day or so I’ve been talking on twitter about how I feel the Auscomics scene is missing a sense of wonder – especially when it comes to comics for adults (or at least, not specifically for kids). I’m hoping to inject some of that wonder at the every day with Levitate, and will keep updating as it unfolds!
Also, I’ll be at Ozcomicon in Melbourne next weekend! Please drop by the Siberian table and say hi!
April 8, 2012 in StickStuck
I just bought myself a new little bamboo, and I’m getting back into the digital colour realm. Those of you who know me know that I am passionately pro-traditional work, but the hard fact is that it’s really difficult to properly reproduce traditional colour work unless you’re using something like paints. And even then I doubt it’s easy.
So I’m going to try to get my skills on colour back up to a good level, but rest assured I’ll always be pencilling and inking traditionally. And that won’t be changing.
But here’s one of my first new forays into colour – a portrait inspired by Natsumi Hayashi, who does the amazing photography featuring herself levitating through Japan. Check it out, it’s super cool.