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February 2016

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I can’t believe this is number 36 already, but then again, it is the last day of Feb… Anywho, here is one of the characters from a book cover I am working on. It’s due by the end of the week and has a bunch of bits to it, so I think this week’s posts will be a series of process pics as I bring this one in for a landing– Let’s all hope it doesn’t skid off the runway and explode into a fiery ball of misery.

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In honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday, here is another sketch of my favorite Beatle, George Harrison.

And, here again is the one I did during “randomly felt like drawing British people” week.


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…And final! I think, as far as an experiment in style goes, this one was pretty successful, even if it is not the greatest drawing you or I have ever seen. 95% or so brush (her face and belt were done with Microns) so the lines flowed (or flew, I guess) pretty well, and worked toward the goal of moving quickly and more confidently.

I think I am going to try and apply this approach a bit more on my next Perfect Storm project…

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For today’s Sketch of the Day, here is part two of my Bruce Timm Batgirl sketch cover. As you can see I’ve tightened up the drawing a li’l, especially in the face, but overall it’s not too terribly different from my first pass rough.

Which brings to mind something I’ve noticed in my work- While my original intent was to draw in a more traditional superhero or illustration style, the more I draw the more I like working in this more simplified style. Simplified meaning less noodling linework, not lack of actual drawing ability. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, because you can hide a lot of sins under a bunch of cross-hatching. You need to have a much more confident line, because that one line you put down needs to convey everything about he form and structure of the figure, or whatever it is you are drawing.

So, my goal is to finish this with the minimum about of noodling in the inks. Wish me luck…

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Still swimming against the tide of deadlines, so today’s Sketch of the Day is part 1 of a new sketch cover illustration. This one will be done in the Batman Animated Series/ Bruce Timm style, one I don’t often work in, so spreading this out over a couple days will actually be a help, giving me time between the steps to look on the previous days work with fresh eyes and hopefully the opportunity to correct my mistakes. Here is my rough pencil drawing, done with my red Pilot Eno pencil.

Tomorrow, the pencils!

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My “to do” list today is extra long, so I thought I would break out another sketch-to-finish example. This started as a sketch in my sketchbook, and for once I actually sort of like how it came out, so I decided to do a finished, color version on one of my many, many Star Wars blank sketch cover (Still plenty available if anyone is interested in commissioning a piece!).