Monday, September 28, 2009

A Big Pile of Sketches

These were done in my usual places like Emeryville Food Court (probably has an official name), The Westfield in SF, Bodega Festival, and a good figure drawing session in a studio in the Mission.

My materials are a home made sketch book with animation paper, a ballpoint pen, brush pen, and some white out every now and again.

Please note: if you are using Firefox, and looking at the large version of an image, click on it just to make sure the magnification is at maximum. If it's just a few pixels off, the images look really blurry.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fan Art

Here's an image I did as a piece of fan art for
Kowloon Walled City. They have a new record coming out soon. You should get it. Really.

The rest of the images are all the roughs carried through to final inking. The roughs were done in pencil, and then scanned. I put in a font, recomposed the image, and printed it out. Then I light boxed pencils on top of the sketch, scanned it, and messed around with it some more in Photoshop. Next, I turned the pencils blue, and printed them out on Blue Line Pro comic book paper. The inks were done with a Pilot Precision V5 ballpoint, my trusty Pilot .25 ballpoint, Pitt Brush Marker, and a real brush and ink. Finally, after scanning that in and playing with the levels, I used a bit of Photoshop magic to get the rest done.

I like the way the red pops on the 'final', but I think I actually prefer the black and white.

I'm getting ready to start a short comic, and this is probably the style I'll be using. It was a lot of fun.