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MoveUp Cartoon #45 All-Age Activists

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Here's the latest cartoon I drew for my excellent clients at MoveUp (formerly COPE 378) in B.C, and probably the most complex of all the 45 cartoons I've done for them. Drawn traditionally with brush (Raphael 8408, #3), then scanned and coloured digitally. THANKS FOR LOOKING!
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Sol-Caninus's avatar

Politics, Politics. The thing that caught my attention was the comment about the 8408 #3. LOL. Takes me back. I didn't like it as much as the fuller 8404. Still have some brushes in good condition, like a WN Series 7 #4 and #8 that have laid in state since I went digital in 2015, or 14. I miss the feel of a good brush. You may soon find yourself as one of the few who know how to use one.

Huwman's avatar

Yeah, and even an oldschool hack like me has been reading up on the iPad Pro with the "Apple Pencil" and the program ProCreate. Quite a few artists who have used brushes say it's a very close feel to traditional. Not sure how long I can resist it, honestly. Imagine no more erasing pencils, or correcting with whiteout, or scanning images in! Very tempting. Anyhow, thanks for the watch!

Sol-Caninus's avatar

haha. Been otherwise preoccupied for some time. Just now getting back to DA. Where'd everyone go? Glad to see you've been carrying on when so many have not.

Last time we spoke you were dipping your toes into digital. Still haven't taken the plunge, eh? Yes, many undeniable advantages with regard to work flow. But there is nothing like the real thing for feeling and nuanced mark. I find myself doodling with real pencils for the first time in, what? five years?


Then, again, I don't miss ink stains on the carpet and respiratory illness caused by inhaling fumes of turpentine and mineral spirits. So, digital makes a lot of sense in a lot of ways. My one hope is that Wacom or whomever designs a stylus for drawing with an underhand grip, as we draw with charcoal on BIG paper, using the whole arm. Because drawing with a stylus encourages a cramped grip and bad habits of movement.

curtsibling's avatar

Corporate overlords will not care. Protests don't change anything.

Huwman's avatar

Hmmm. I don't know about that. Some companies make changes pretty fast once they start getting bad publicity. I mean, they probably don't really care about anything but the damage to their profits, but whatever works! That all being said, I didn't have anything to do with creating this concept ... or I probably would have had less people in it! This was nuts to draw. Haha. Thanks for your interest.

curtsibling's avatar

The art is great, not going up against that. But people are slaves. We are at the mercy of power, because we roll over and allow ourselves to be fed into the machine.

Huwman's avatar

There is indeed far too much of that for sure!

Seothen's avatar

Good stuff - and if there's one thing artists get to be, per your earlier comment, it's hardcore capitalists.


We gotta play catch up where we can!


(Admittedly I have no idea what the Blood Ban refers to)

Huwman's avatar

Haha. Yep. I didn't really have anything to do with writing this one - although I've written many earlier cartoons for them - but I'm thinking it may have something to do with gay men not being able to donate blood, due to AIDS. Not totally sure, though. All I really focused on was how to fit 20+ people into a 7.5" square cartoon and make it clear they are the same people about 20 years apart! It was challenging. Anyhow, thanks.

Huwman's avatar

Haha. Thanks!

SchlockSplendor's avatar

Always fighting the good fight! Way to go you big softy! It's about time that you returned to deviantART. I've been waiting to harass you for a long time now, you limp leftists!

Huwman's avatar

If you knew how much I charged them for this you'd recognize me as a hardcore capitalist! :) Thanks for the fave!

SchlockSplendor's avatar

You should be working for the WE charity. You're only into altruism because it's financially and socially advantageous to. Being charitable to gain profit, popularity, power, and overall enhance narcissism. Yes, you're one of the good guys. Wolves in sheep's clothing. Secret capitalists.

Huwman's avatar

Yeah, it's probably best not to let me anywhere near the sheep.

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