Saturday, March 31, 2012

Manaworld Contest Entry Documented

So here is one of the contests I entered recently over on Deviant Art. It had to be your own creation and Scratchtastics character Syx. It took me forever to decide what character to use and how to make any sense of them being in a page. I finally decided to use Grace who is a summoner type mage. Lets look at the drawing being done.
The image above is the pencils of course. I didn't think of taking pictures at the time but the story behind this is Syx was drawn twice on this board. I roughed it in the evening as the allergy meds kicked in then by the following evening decided she was too off model. So I erased and re-did her. Grace pretty much came out in one hit. The only change I made on her before inking was stretching her legs a bit.
The next image is the initial inks, which I did with Prismacolor pens. It's just become a habit, like doing my daily sketches in gel pen. Nothing to special going on I decided to start with Grace.
Now with Grace pretty much done I move onto inking Syx. I managed to keep myself from using the brush pen through this whole piece. And up to this point I am sure I will end up doing watercolor greys instead of digitally coloring it. I have been working in grey for most of this year and don't feel like I will give it up anytime soon. I feel like I can experiment more freely with it than when I do color work. There was a time gap between inking Grace and Syx, I treated the family out to a Saturday movie. We went and saw Wrath of the Titans, much better than the first film.
Now Grace and Syx are finished the last piece I inked was the sword which I know is silly but so is the whole piece. At this point I know I will be doing greys but I am worried about how I will scan it. The largest I had been working at recently was 9x12 and this was14x17. I already had trouble fitting the other size on the scanner. I keep telling myself I need to just save up for a larger one and while I am at it a printer that I can stuff comic pages through.
OK a bit was skipped after erasing all the pencil marks which I started with the white eraser just to have my Dad point out that the artgum would work better (which it did for the rest, just messier) Then I scanned it all in 4 pieces to keep the lines before breaking out the paint and brushes for the greytones.
Finally got the greys in the computer and threw on the line that made the image for me. Now to work on a Bonnie Lass piece, another OC pinup for a dA contest and my own work. WEEKENDS WHY ARE YOU SO SHORT!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lunch storyboard

Amusing myself with a little backstory before CBR3. Panel 1: Owlman and Superwoman in the Owlcave looking at the CBR roster. The computer is reading out names.
PANEL 2: Superwoman leans in on Owlman. SUPERWOMAN: "That is a pretty full list, think you will be able to take them on."
PANEL 3: Owlman looks to the side and sees the multiverse portal gun.
PANEL 4: Owlman stepping down from the platform with the gun in hand and Superwoman looking on. OWLMAN: "I think it's time to restock the armory." CAPTION: To Be Continued in APRIL...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lunch Sketch- She-hulk sketch card

Bah I wanted to document the sketchcard I did for lunch but I didn't realize how blurry the pictures were coming out. When I get home I will do a nice scan of the final card, here is the basic process which I will do again tonight. What you are looking at Left to right- pencils, pen, flats, first pass markers then a few passes later as I let it dry so I can squeeze another tone out of the marker.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Random heads

Here is my first post of many. Lets get started with a few recent pages from my sketchbook.