Friday, October 15, 2010
Photobooth Fridays, No. 1
About two years ago, comics pal Paolo Rivera began a feature on his blog called "Wacky Reference Wednesdays," in which he would post (many times embarassing) photos he'd taken of himself and friends as reference material for his comics and illustration work.
He has since prodded me several times to begin a complimentary 'Reference Wednesday' feature on my own blog, which I resisted, not wanting to steal his blog posting fire.
Well, he finally convinced me. So here now begins the advent of 'Photobooth Fridays', a new feature in which each week I'll post a comedy-saturated reference photo or two highlighting some of the pre-production work that goes into my comic art.
Disclaimer: Not all of the reference pictures I'll post here will be with the 'Photobooth' computer application, I just really like alliteration. Up until recently, most of my reference pictures were taken with my handy digital camera. However, more and more I've been using my laptop to look at references on screen. It saves on paper, and the built in camera allows me to pose for reference shots as though I were looking into a mirror. Alright, without furhter adieu, let the nerdery begin: