Friday, September 10, 2010

Episode 79---Intimidating Dragons! It's what we do...!

Episode 79 is here and, with it, a fair-sized collection of Ninjas and friends gather.
Drew, Eric, Patrick, Chandra Free, and Jeremy discuss Dragon Con, and a host of other topics that followed the meandering path of this week's conversation.
We also take a question from artist, Brian Bowes.
Thanks, Brian!

Be sure to subscribe to the Ninja Mountain Podcast on iTunes or we will tell Chandra that you mispronounced her name.
Jeremy did it once and he continues to walk with a limp and now has a phobia of pickle spears...

Links of note...
Chandra Free
The God Machine Graphic Novel
Starkweather Immortal
SideBar Nation
New York Comicon
Mega Con
Illo Deli
Brian Bowes

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Were you at Dragon Con? Let us know how it went!
Have you ever dealt with the those feelings of intimidation when viewing the work of your fellow artists? How do you overcome it?


Unknown said...

Oh Wow,

Thank you guys so much for speaking to my question. It is really nice to hear all of your opinions about this, and to hear that I am not an isolated case!

Thank you all,

Joe Slucher said...

There's actually a difference between canvas prints and giclee prints guys. Giclee basically tries to spray actual oil paint onto the canvas. It looks a hundred times better and costs an arm and a leg. Canvas prints are just canvas being run through a printer. Their quality is all over the board. I ordered one once that looked like a print had been pressed into a canvas and gone over with gloss medium. The image didn't really feal like it was a part of the canvas. I ordered it on stretcher bars. I stretch my canvas so that it's nearly about to break the bars and this canvas didn't feel very taut.

Generally giclee printers usually want you to send them your originally so that they can do the scanning and color matching themselves. Not sure if they really cater to digital artists.

Drew Baker said...

Hey Joe,

These articles sum up what I've read on the matter:

The Iris Printer was the first printer to inspire the word.

Now "Giclée" basically means "wide format inkjet."

It's just a (crap) marketing term.

That there can be good prints or bad prints, or people who work hard at it versus people who turn on the printer and go I won't argue.


Stuart Hatt said...

Hey Guys,

Great episode :)Had a little motivation trouble last week and it got me thinking about you professionals, do you have the same problems of getting stuck in a rut about something in a painting or can't get into it and just sit and brood about it and if you do how much do your family and friends help you out of it and how much do you just muddle through it on your own? Would love to hear your guys thoughts on working through problems and other peoples input into them. Keep up the good work! :D

Thanks, Stuart.

Ninja Mountain said...

Thank you for your question, Stuart. It proved a fun topic as part of episode 80. :)
Hope you guys enjoy the listen.

Joe Slucher said...

The discussion got me to go back and look at giclee printing sites and you're right. All of them are saying they're using dye based inks and using the Iris printer. When giclee first came out, I swear some of the giclee companies were claiming to use a different oil based ink. I don't know if things changed or if those initial claims were just lies.