2017 in review

In hindsight, everything looks impressive, even if you’ve only managed to get a couple of quality projects off the ground and up to a modest level of success. Nevertheless, I’m pretty happy that I got a few things out. 2018 looks to be a pretty good year in terms of focusing those projects into something Read More …

Making of 2017 Xmas Homebased Card

I found some time to do a little Homebased Holiday card, and screen-captured the process of creating it in Clip Studio Paint. The footage is sped up to about 10x realtime, but you can see the steps I take in creating a fully digital illustration here. Watching it back, I’m surprised at how long I Read More …

Using Blender for Webcomics

I’ve now wrapped on Homebased for 2017 – my webcomic about being a stay-at-home dad. In more than one occasion, I’ve relied on Blender to create some of the sets, or props in order to streamline my creative process and keep up with an on-going three-strips-per-week schedule. Over the years, I’ve refined the process, and Read More …

Adding a lower 3rd text overlay in Blender’s VSE

I’ve added a new tutorial to my on-going┬áVideo Editing in Blender series – how to add and animate lower third and text overlays. I demonstrate two methods which have their own pros and cons: Using 3D text objects, and using the text effect strip directly within the VSE. Each has their own pros and cons Read More …

Colour Homebased strip appearing in Reverie relaunch

A Kickstarter campaign for the Reverie Comics Anthology has just been launched. Reverie was one of Australia’s most wide reaching magazines to showcase our comic talent. It ran from 1983 to 1987, and helped launch such talent as Michal Dutkiewicz (DC Comics) and Fil Barlow (Real Ghostbusters) onto the international stage. I was lucky enough Read More …