Several “Interesting Comments” below:
- The dog may be the precursor to Brian of Family Guy.
- “Chromium Brown” may indeed be a pigment of the imagination. Google it.
- My sincere apologies for the poor reproduction quality of The Anonymous comic strips. I am scanning them from a copy, and not from the originals. I don’t know if I still have the originals. If I do, they are probably buried deep in storage.
- I believe this idea was conceived after reading “Lust for Life”, a biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh.
- Not only is he searching for a non-existent paint color, his dog is talking.
- Not only is his dog talking, but he doesn’t even have a dog.
- Make sure that your studio is well ventilated.
Here is a drawing I did while at Baker College in a design class. The project consisted of drawing anything using two complementary colors.
I decided to make it kind of abstract.
Actually, the gray shadow is orange and blue blended together. This proves the theory that complementary colors, when blended together, cancel each other out and make either black, gray, or white.
Ever since I started my new job, I have had to drive many miles to work. As a consequence of this new arrangement, I see more scenery than usual. Lately, the colors on the trees have been teasing me with their vibrant and, let’s face it, rather seductive colors. I felt compelled to record the splashery of color. This is truly one of God’s gifts to humanity.
At first, I had a certain fervor. It drove me to get out a sheet of the big paper and my watercolor paints. I had to record this. To imitate this. To paint this. The watercolor proved to be difficult and sloppy. Should I use color pencil? No. This is a job for Photoshop painting. The ability to cover one color with another proved to be priceless.
Zinger-Man is back! And in color! And with a vengeance, hopefully!
I was sitting around one day, and I started thinking, “I need to make more Zinger-Mans.” There was a possibility that this thought could have become just another one of my passing fancies, but, it wasn’t to be. The very next day I received an e-mail from the editor of the now defunct “Flint Comix”. He tells me that he is going to attempt a comeback. Flint Comix might not be as defunct as we thought. It would seem that he has forced my hand. I must make more Zinger-Mans…I must!