Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sketchbook Dump -- Part 2
As promised, here's the rest of the sketches. See if you can identify the theme here.
Here's my impression of micron pens trying to look like a brush:
Real color brush here.
The next three sketches here I did after studying cartoons by Maurico García Castro (also known as Fantasio) and George Ludway. One thing they are very good at is drawing female curves with subtetly. I tend to exaggerate the curves when I study their stuff.
You can find plenty of examples of their works at Shane Glines's Cartoon Retro, along with a massive archive of other brilliant illustrators and cartoonists that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Certainly worth the $50/year membership fee.
I think I want to finish this one up:
I want to finish up the one below too. I think I'll add a big cat in the background.
So there you go, a whole bunch of different girls, a whole bunch of different approaches. Let me know what works for you and what doesn't.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Lo, the Mighty Sketch Dump
Here's the first of a two part sketch dump. You'll notice some brush work here. Its all done with a Pentel Color Brush. I started using it after harassing Bill Pressing at Comi-con about what he uses. I'm finding I really like inking with this thing. My line work has a ways to go, but I'm having fun.
Sketched while watching some UFC:
Started as a stylized profile of my wife, and turned into a concept sketch for DUNE. One of my favorite features of my wife is her "beaked" upper lip. It comes to a point in the middle of the lip rather than at the top of the lip. There's something very delicate about it.
A bunch of stuff drawn with mechanical pencil. Mechanical pencil is great to sketch with. If you get a nice soft lead, it erases easily and you can rework and build up your sketch as you go. The downside is it smears like a beast, and its not as sharp looking as drawing with a prismacolor or a polychromos pencil.
As a result I have to spend a lot of time on the computer cleaning up my sketches so they look ok.
Stay tune for part 2. It'll be all cute girls!