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2 Year Blog Anniversary!

Hey Everybody!

Today is the 2nd year this blog has been up, woo so exciting!

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So it’s been another week of Animal Crossing sketches.

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I was trying to explore some different subject matter with a few of these, just messing around.

Also last Sunday I went sketching with https://www.facebook.com/PeiweiLiArts, it was a good sketch jam at Silver Snail (Black Canary is their coffee shop)

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And then just other sketches over the week.

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The drawing album suggestion this week is Get Behind Me Satan – The White Stripes.

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Also we had a cool double length podcast last Sunday on Over The Garden Wall and then we chatted about memorable games from our youth, it was fun. Tomorrow we will be posting a new episode so stay tuned for that www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast

So hopefully everybody has a good week and we’ll meet back here next week for some good drawing adventure stuff.

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and of course at the mothership

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Animal Crossing challenge continues…

Hey Everybody,

Hope everyone had a good week. Today will be a bunch of updates on the animal crossing challenge thing I’ve been doing as well as some cool stuff I got from TCAF last weekend.

First off the Art shtufffffff

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So lots of mixed materials this week, still my standard stuff like microns for some inking, sometimes copic multiliners depending on the paper (The moleskins I usually use the microns). Then copic sketch markers for colour and Prowhite for the highlights. I’ve been trying to experiment with different inking techniques trying to find something I like, the art challenges are good for stuff like that I find. The slime monster thing is just a little test I was doing with some of the markers I had, like going over a colour with the same colour after it has dried to darken it, yay for experiments.

Also last weekend TCAF happened, I went both days and got my hands on a lot of cool books.

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Cynthia Liu put out a few new books for the show so I was really excited to get those.

and I stumbled upon Ben Sears book Double+ which was a great find for me because I’m a huge fan of his work on tumblr and instagram, and his comic turned out to be amazing.

Seconds Helping was a really cool book about the process of being an assistant on a gigantic project, very interesting story from Jason Fischer.

I did not expect to find something like Die Homer but I’m so glad I did. Tyler Hutchison’s amazing retelling of Die Hard using cartoon characters from his memory, amazing project.

The rest I’m in the process of reading so I will talk about them in the future possibly (maybe on a podcast I don’t know)

Hopefully you’ve been checking out my podcast (which updates on Sundays) http://www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast we appreciate any feedback and topic ideas so feel free to give us a shout in the comments.

Also as many of you know I’m pretty into music so I decided with each blog post I’m going to give an album suggestion, feel free to take it, or don’t, it’s still a free country. I’m going to do it in a really basic way of just listing the album and you can go check it out if you want. I’m going to talk about the album less than this description telling you about telling you about the album itself.

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One of the good drawing albums I’ve been listening to is Set Your Goals – This Will Be The Death of Us

So hopefully everybody has a good week and we’ll meet back here next week for some good drawing adventure stuff.

You can follow me at these places:

https://www.facebook.com/JamesMarontateArt

https://instagram.com/jamesmarontate/

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/jamesmarontate

https://twitter.com/JamesMarontate

and of course at the mothership

www.comics-that-exist.com

Animal Crossing Dailies

Hey everybody!

Hope everyone has had a good week. If you don’t follow me on social media you may have missed out on the podcast post on Sunday www.comics-that-exist.com/podcast you can check it out in its temporary home there. The podcast is a work in progress so any feedback would be appreciated.

For the month of may I’m doing a little Animal Crossing challenge which is pretty open to one Animal Crossing themed piece a day, I’ve been sticking to villagers so far.

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Also it was May the 4th, so I watched the 2d Clone Wars series and did a doodle of Durge, a super cool bounty hunter.

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I also have been trying to work on story clarity so I gave a shot at retelling A New Hope without words, still a lot of work in the clarity department but here it is.

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Last but not least, this week was the wrap party for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, a show I worked on for the last year. It was a pretty great get together and they gave us these awesome coffee mugs.

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Everybody have a good week!