Another Love Toon. This is the first one I’ve done that wasn’t for a wedding or an engagement. This was a Valentine’s Day gift from her to him. I had a lot of fun with this one but I was kinda kicking myself over adding sunglasses. The eyes, especially in his case, are a very distinctive feature and it was tricky capturing the likenesses without them.
My Dad directed a play for CAST in Hood River a few months back. One of the characters was very into Ducks so, as a gift to the cast, he commissioned this drawing featuring Quack-Man, a character from a comic I did in High School. I dressed it up to look like one of those old ‘Men’s Adventure’ magazines. Quack-Man is fun to draw so I was glad to have the excuse. I even changed up the logo on his chest. Not that anyone would notice, but I think it is an improvement.
I am still alive! I’ve been chugging along on Henchmen at a pretty good clip, but not as fast as I would like what with the day job and other drawing gigs. I haven’t had a lot I can show lately. Most of it is hidden away behind signatures on NDA forms. The rest is my comic, which I am avoiding showing much of until a few issues are done. At this rate that might be a while. So enjoy these two tiny bits out of context.
Just bought an iPad recently and I have been trying out some different drawings apps. I can’t really draw with my finger so I made myself a stylus. The nib is made of conductive foam which is like a sponge that carries the electric current from your finger to the pad. It is used in electronics and not hard to find. I shoved the foam nib into a metal pen that I took apart. Now I have a stylus that works just fine.
The app that I found to be the best was ProCreate. I honestly feel that I can do some real work with it.… KEEP READING!
This is the first panel of the first page of the first issue of Henchmen, a project I’ve posted about before. I’ve finally moved into the inking stage. It will be interesting to see what the last panel on the tenth and final issue will be. Of course I know that already, but you know what I mean. More as it develops.
This is a drawing of Wonder Woman I did for my Niece. She is a big WW fan just like her mother. I wanted to have WW doing something that would look just as cool as anything Batman or Superman would do. Can’t go wrong with roping a T-Rex I guess.
This was my first attempt at a T-Rex and with it just being the head I didn’t get to explore much. It is pretty close to a reference image I had. For a paying job I wouldn’t the drawing to be too similar to the reference. Seems dishonest. I let it slide here though.… KEEP READING!
My sister and her family live in Saudi Arabia and for their Christmas present I decided to do a cartoon drawing of them. Here is a brief breakdown of my process. I started off with a very rough outline just like I do with every drawing. This rough is more for the purpose of blocking out the composition than actually working out details like facial features, etc.
Just doing a quick little sketch tonight. I was in the monkey mood. There is another ape themed project I am doing for a client, and I didn’t have it out of my system yet. I’ll be sharing that one here once it is locked. Head construction on these guys is an interesting change from the norm. Very close to a human, so it is easy to fall back into a people drawing groove. Drawing is about recognizing shapes, especially in unfamiliar objects. Sometime proximity can be dangerous and the subject will be recognizable in the wrong way. I think I did all right here.… KEEP READING!
I am currently teaching myself to paint digitally in Photoshop. I’ve never painted, digitally or traditionally, and it is an interesting challenge. To train myself I’ve been watching a lot of tutorials on Youtube. I’ve also subscribed to the video lessons of Will Terry, a prominent Children’s Book Artist.
With painting I need to think about how the light and the volume of my subjects interact. I have background in film and photography so the concepts of lighting area easy enough to understand, but translating that to hand drawn images is taking a bit of practice. I think that I am starting to get the hang of it though.… KEEP READING!