Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Thing


As an experiment, I drew this Thing page in one of those 11 x 14 black hardcoversketchbooks. My goal was to be able to draw comic pages in a form that I could carry around with me-kind of a mobile studio.
I've messed with this before with mixed results.
I thought this page came out okay, but I didn't like the paper in the book. The paper is too rough, soft and thick. I prefer dawing on paper harder and thinner.
I like drawing with a 2H and that tears up the soft paper.
Still I liked drawing in the book and a Starthmore has really good paper. I have a big summer project coming up and i liked drawing in the hardback book, so I guess I need to pick up a new book!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Figure sketches


Despite the lousy weather, DL Nelson and I drove to the Kansas City Planet Comicicon this weekend. I am glad we did, it was awesome. I got to talk to some pretty cool artists and several looked at my portfolio and gave me advice.


The general idea behind most of the advice: Work on the structure under the figures.

It’s not like I don’t know this, I just need to practice it until it becomes second nature. So that’s where this page comes in. I spent about an hour doing these sketches and there will be more coming.