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Artist | Professional
United States
Current Residence: Home
Favourite genre of music: Whatever that day requires
Favourite photographer: Lance Bannon
Favourite style of art: The good kind
Operating System: Abacus
MP3 player of choice: What's an MP3?
Shell of choice: Sea
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer paint
Skin of choice: My wife's
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes. He gets it.
Personal Quote: $12.99 ... but we are running a special for $3.00 off on the LeeBot 2000 this week.
Interests
So ... the first issue of the second volume of Miranda Mercury is penciled.  Getting inked and colored as I type.

Meanwhile?  I'm pretty busy, but enjoying what I do.  Thumbnailing the next issue of MM2, while also working on a children's book that I'm pretty excited about (if you take a look at my recent additions, you might get a clue just who the children's book features ;).  Not only that, but I will be doing a short story for the Flash Gordon Annual that's coming in the fall ... which is a childhood dream.  I've always been a huge, huge Flash Gordon fan, which probably won't surprise any Miranda Mercury readers out there...

Otherwise ... after a lot of gnashing of teeth and hard fought resistance ... I finally set up a Facebook page.  Yes, really.  It's right here, if you're interested:

Lee really is on Facebook...

I'm also really, really enjoying the collaborative process in general right now.  While there is a special thrill in creating something completely on your own, and seeing it through from beginning to end, working with somebody else scratches a completely different itch, and I'm having a blast.  I love getting the newest script pages for MM2 and having to work it all out.  There are always a million ways to 'solve' a script, some better than others, but there's a real joy in finding a way you haven't tried before.  I'm sort of making that my mission right now ... to never approach a problem the same way twice.  It makes all this ... less easy.  But more rewarding.  And let's face it ... if you want to do things the easy way, you're not drawing comics, right?

But storytelling is what is driving me more and more.  I love a pretty drawing as much as the next guy, and appreciate the work it takes ... but man, it's the storytelling that I am falling in love with all over again.

In that vein, there's a book that I am rereading for the fifth or sixth time.  It's called Framed Ink, by Marcos Mateu-Mestre, and it's glorious.  Some of it is stuff that, if you draw comics at all, you may already do on a subconscious level, but some of it?  Some of it is just so simple, and so easy that I feel stupid for never working it out before.  It's a great, great book, and well worth whatever they're charging.

Hey, I think I've blabbed enough.  Dunno what that was all about.  Strong coffee?  :)
  • Listening to: NOS4A2
  • Reading: Mr. Mercedes
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Watchdogs, and waiting for Destiny
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Lots of water and coffee

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LeeFerguson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional
Hey, it's good stuff, man! :)
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TheInkPages Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
amazing amazing work! I'd love to ink some of you art if you don't mind. I'm working on my inking skills and trying to build a portfolio.
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LeeFerguson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
Sure! Have fun, and let me see when you're done :)
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TheInkPages Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
will do. thanks.
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REMIROYALE Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Hello, Im kinda interested to know what is your drawing process? What kind of pencils do you use? How long does it usually take you to draw a single page of art? Thank you
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LeeFerguson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional
Usually I use a 2MM pencil with either H or HB lead, depending on the day. I used to use 2H (and sometimes 4H) lead, but lately I've been going with the softer stuff. I also keep around some old 2B standards, just for filling in blacks. As for a page of art ... well, it really depends on the page. Sometimes I can blow through one in a few hours, but then some pages can take a couple days (or more). Just depends on the script and what it calls for, really. And my process ... well, it seems to always be evolving. I'm always trying to 1) keep the life that my sketches have (it doesn't always carry over to the finished page), and 2) get faster. Lately, what I've been doing is roughing out a page on a sheet of 8x11 copy paper. Usually focusing on the layout and composition first, and then tightening up anything that I think might be a problem area later on. At that point, I scan it into Photoshop, turn it into blue lines, and blow it up to 11x17 size. Then I print it out and either go to finished pencils, or, if I'm inking myself, I'll just go through and work out the faces and any other areas that might be tricky, and then go to the inks. Speed-wise, it seems to be working out alright, and it's keeping me interested, so I don't feel like I'm re-drawing the same thing over and over. There's more margin for error, but it feels much more spontaneous and lively, I think...
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BrunoMa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Epic work you have! Truly amazed! Congrats!
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LeeFerguson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional
Thank you! Truly appreciate the kind words!
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Ahr0 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! I just read the article about you in Florida Weekly, and I just have to say your work is amazing! Congratulations on your published book! I will definitely be running out and picking it up. :D

Also, I was amazed to see that there is an established comic artist in Cape Coral. Thought I was surrounded by only retirees. lol Do you attend any of the Florida conventions? I know there is a small one that I'll be going to in Punta Gorda in Sept. Generally always get an artist table at Megacon though. :3 I would love to meet you in person though, and get my copy of your book signed! *geeks*

Again, Congrats! That is such an amazing achievement that I hope to reach myself some day. Definitely going to :+devwatch: you for further updates. :3
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