pictures and words by paul mccall

July 2009
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How I create a comic book page
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Posted by: Paul McCall @ 9:58 am

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Two Weeks Ago at IAC Open Studio
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:05 pm

Two Sundays back I took my traveling paint box to the IAC and used a real paintbrush for the first time in nearly two years.

First attempt. These are painted in oils on a shellacked plywood panels.

Second attempt, two 25 minute poses.

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I Won Something!
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Posted by: Paul McCall @ 2:45 pm

Yesterday, the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing, Tor. com ran a competition with 24 prizes and all you had to do to enter was log a comment on the individual posting for each item. I entered about 5 of them and I was the winner of a gift certificate from Dick Blick Art Supplies! Which is pretty coincidental if you think that it was a totally blind drawing of names or entry numbers as free art supplies is a much better prize for me than the Star Trek Scene-It, a gift certificate from Bud Plant Books, the Watchmen DVD or the Star Trek USB Microphone Communicator. Thanks to Torie Atkinson and all the folks at!

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Neil Young Digital Sketch?
Filed under: Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 10:42 pm

The question mark behind the sketch in the title of this post is due to my not knowing when a piece is finished. To know when something is finished I generally have a deadline, just stop working on a piece or overwork it. This is a digital painted piece done in Painter 11 that I spent about an hour on. I started out wanting to do another caricature of Neil Young to use on a label for an American Masters DVD I burned for a good friend who is a major Young fan but doesn’t watch broadcast TV. As a caricature I’d have to rate this as a failure since the exaggeration is so minimal as to be nearly nonexistent. I just elongated his philtrum (the divot underneath the nose) a bit.

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More Open Studio Sundays
Filed under: Open Studio Drawing
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 3:32 pm

Again with the Micron pen in a sketchbook.

2 minute warm-up sketches

15 minute pose.

25 minute pose.

25 minutes.

And again, drawing across the model to the artists beyond.

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Another Sunday at the Indianapolis Art Center
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Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:24 pm

Sunday we had one of , if not the best model available at the Indianapolis Art Center. I was using a Micron pen, 01 in a sketchbook.

2 minute warm up poses.

15 minute pose. Hitting the outer edges with a Micron 02 for line variety.

25 minute pose.

25 minute pose.

25 minute pose.

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Happy Fourth of July!!
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Posted by: Paul McCall @ 10:05 pm
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