French Maids and Let Me Teach You Drawring
Posted January 12, 2016 at 08:00 pm

My favorite Maureen face.

I can't believe these guys hadn't met yet! Then again, I guess we haven't even seen Zach so far. 

Here's the old strip!

Oh and hey! I'm teaching Illustration II at my alma mater, and decided I'd like to make it an online class as well. So I'm offering a light version of the class for $20/month using Patreon starting this week!

All $20+ patrons will receive my lessons and examples, and can ask for further information and feedback in the comments section. I won't have a rigorous schedule, but the topics I plan on exploring with the class include:

  • inking & line width variation
  • economy of line (minimizing the amount of lines you use)
  • playing with color schemes
  • watercolor basics
  • Photoshop basics
  • drawing & coloring tricky lighting situations
  • character design
  • drawing the things you hate to draw
  • dealing with clients, negotiating contracts, tax basics

The class will go from now through the end of April. For $80 I think it'll be worth it! You can also just dip in for one or two months if you'd like; you can change your pledge at any time. 

Oh, and I'll be doing the homework assignments as well, so I can be sure they don't suck. ;) Hope to see some of you in there!


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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.