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Gabe / on Fri, Jun 12 2009 at 11:06 am

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Well Automata is done and now I’m on to Jim Darkmagic. Automata was an especially difficult piece for me as it’s way outside my usual style. It might not look like it, but this page actually took me longer to complete than the Lookouts page. I’m really happy with the final product though.

Here’s a closer look at the first panel for those of you who are interested.

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I really appreciate all the great mail you guys have been sending my way with compliments regarding my artwork. It’s kind of crazy to look back over the last ten years and see how far I’ve come. I hope that the difference between the stuff I’m doing now and my work in 2020 will be just as dramatic.

Speaking of artwork, I would like to point you all towards Stephen Silver’s latest book. Stephen has had the biggest influence on my work, and if you haven’t picked up one of his sketch books before I highly reccomend it. He also has a Deviant Art gallery  if you’re into that sort of thing. I can still remember hunting down stills from the Clerks animated show, printing them out and then tracing over them for hours just trying to figure out how he worked. There’s really no way I can ever thank him enough for the way he shaped my artwork. If you like what I do and you want to see where I get my inspiration, go buy one of his books.

-Gabe out

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