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My Bio
Brian has been drawing since a young age, taking early inspiration from Jim Davis (Garfield), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), and especially Charles Schulz (Peanuts), creating many a childhood comic strip centered around Snoopy.

Brian is the creator of Derrick and Max.

Favourite Visual Artist
James O'Barr
Favourite Movies
The Crow, Interview with the Vampire, Seven, Sleepy Hollow
Favourite TV Shows
I'm a PBS junkie! Also CSI, The X Files, Perry Mason
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Wolfgang Mozart, Steve Vai
Favourite Books
It, The Stand, The Dark Tower series, The Vampire Lestat
Favourite Writers
Stephen King, JA Konrath, Blake Crouch, Anne Rice
Favourite Games
Total Annihilation, Starsiege Tribes, chess
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Wacom, ArtRage, Photoshop, Paint.NET
Other Interests
writing, illustration, spoken audio

One Year In: What I've Learned

One Year In: What I've Learned

Reprinted from:  http://www.bdcrowell.com/2013/01/one-year-in-what-ive-learned_26.html On Illustrating In my last post, I talked about what I’d learned in my first year of writing for publication.  I learned a lot in that first year.  I’ve also learned a few things along the way in regards to illustrating.  It’s been an exciting time, and I’d like to share my top 6 tips for aspiring artists.  I hope they help. Digital art is freaking awesome!  As long as you have the right tools, that is.  Have you ever tried to draw with a mouse?  That’s an exercise in frustration.  With a good drawing tablet, it’s subli

Wacom N' ArtRage, Part 2

Wacom N' ArtRage, Part 2

Reprint from http://www.bdcrowell.com/2012/08/wacom-artrage-part-2.html In part 1, I talked about my Wacom tablet and ArtRage and the first drawing I created from that.  It was like an overview.  In this part, I’ll break down how I created the drawing.  Consider this the tutorial, for those people interested in that sort of thing.  It’s not an exhaustive tutorial, though, because I’m doing this from memory several weeks after completing the drawing, so I can’t say that I used this and that exact setting.   Disclaimer:  I used this as a learning exercise.  There are some issues with the drawing, I know, particularly in

Wacom N' ArtRage

Wacom N' ArtRage

Reprint from http://www.bdcrowell.com/2012/05/wacom-artrage.html Hello Web Denizens, If I seem a little punchy this morning, it’s because my insomnia returned with a vengeance.  I’ll try to remain coherent. I only slept about an hour tonight, so I’m pretty tired.  Too tired to work on the novel I have in progress (I know because I tried; it wasn’t pretty), but I did manage to finish a drawing I’d been working on, off and on, overnight.  I’d been meaning to write a post about my Wacom tablet and ArtRage, so this seemed like a good time.  Here’s the finished drawing: I think I’ll break this in

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