Mazeworld curios

Mazeworld curios

Thu, 2011-11-10 14:23

The Mazeworld collected edition now available I feel free to show some recent ‘drawings’, a couple of which appear in the book. These are presented here as a curiosity. Curiosity is what got me started on them in the first place. They sprang from me idling with what I thought of as a t-shirt design (pic.1) on the laptop using PagePlus software. I then considered playing with other possibilities. The result was 'Hanged Man with demon' (pic. 2)  Semi-satisfied with that something more ambitious seemed in order and the 'Hanged Man in Mazeworld'  ( pic. 3) was produced. Sent to Simon Parr at Rebellion he elected to include a couple in the book.
Subsequently I worked on the ‘Bad Anderson’ ( see 'Bad Anderson blog') which is unfinished but I got bored.
PagePlus is a software intended for producing graphic layouts, designs and typography. It is not designed for illustration. There is a ’pencil’, straight lines or free form, with some choice of line width and colour. In my case the ‘pencil’ was guided by a regular mouse. Contained forms can be colour filled. Other effects can be applied. Unlike real life there is the means to ‘Undo last action’ which was just as well.  
As the BBC like to say ‘this is not a recommendation and other similar software is available‘.
I have been advised that using this software for this purpose is masochistic and the results not what might be hoped for.
I am aware that there is proper drawing and painting software to be had.

The Mazeworld collected edition now available I feel free to show some recent ‘drawings’, a couple of which appear in the book. These are presented here as a curiosity. Curiosity is what got me started on them in the first place. They sprang from me idling with what I thought of as a t-shirt design (pic.1) on the laptop using PagePlus software. I then considered playing with other possibilities. The result was 'Hanged Man with demon' (pic. 2)  Semi-satisfied with that something more ambitious seemed in order and the 'Hanged Man in Mazeworld'  ( pic. 3) was produced. Sent to Simon Parr at Rebellion he elected to include a couple in the book.
Subsequently I worked on the ‘Bad Anderson’ ( see 'Bad Anderson blog') which is unfinished but I got bored.
PagePlus is a software intended for producing graphic layouts, designs and typography. It is not designed for illustration. There is a ’pencil’, straight lines or free form, with some choice of line width and colour. In my case the ‘pencil’ was guided by a regular mouse. Contained forms can be colour filled. Other effects can be applied. Unlike real life there is the means to ‘Undo last action’ which was just as well.  
As the BBC like to say ‘this is not a recommendation and other similar software is available‘.
I have been advised that using this software for this purpose is masochistic and the results not what might be hoped for.
I am aware that there is proper drawing and painting software to be had.

Comments

Well, thank you for not waiting to show these, Mr Ranson. They're gorgeous, unsurprisingly. Glad to see you still draw. This is what I meant by 'shopping list'. Anything you do automatically becomes of interest to a devotee. Sketches on your phone book would be of interest.

Speaking of sketches, the scans from Twin and Sirius suggest that there might be some unrevealed art on the reverse of some of those pages.

I have all the Mazeworld appearances in print, and was going to get the book simply for the convenience of reading everything in one volume, so I definitely plan to get a copy for myself now that it has 'extras'- something I was thinking to ask about.

As for blog suggestions, other than any art you produce, I would like to see an updated version, if possible, of that Profile page of favourites (movies, music, etc), which I have sent previously, scanned from the 1990 Judge Dredd Annual.

And, if you would be so kind as to show us bits, if not the entire story, of artwork from the very hard to find story you did for Toxic, I would be very grateful.

At least as much as I am right now.

Thanks

Bheki

Hullo Bheki,
Thank you for the compliments.
Can only guess a