A while ago Justin asked me to do some concept sketches for the Smokes the Fox character he had come up with.
Here’s one of those:
…then a little while ago Justin asked me do a cover.
I did a pencil sketch, computer mock-up, tight pencil, ink, and computer colour.
Here’s a GIF of the process:
I’ll post more info about the book as it becomes available.
I was commissioned to draw the Corto Maltese character in a Venice setting.
Here’s the rough layout:
After a requested change in the character’s pose, here’s the final pencil:
…and the finished inks:
That was fun… movin’ on…
Here’s an example of the stuff I’m currently working on simultaneously:
So it kinda feels like I’m getting everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
I gotta stop pencilling new stuff. Ink something. Finish it. Rinse, repeat.
I’ve been working on 6 or 7 different projects at the same time.
Problem is, it doesn’t feel like I’m getting anywhere on any given one of them.
Here’s rough pencil drawings of a couple of them:
Last week my stomach hurt.
This week, it’s Thor:
Lou assigned me to add a back ground to this sketch that would obliterate the dedication.
Since Lou’s name isn’t Travis.
…and now a word from The Inker:
…and here’s why:
I get asked a lot if my hand cramps up.
I hold the pen very loosely. It’s my neck, back and stomach that cramp up.
Just replace “pitcher’s mound” with “drawing board” and this is my life:
Cory sent a Ron Lim Silver Surfer to which I was to add a background:
While trying to figure out what to do, I amused myself by pasting the Surfer onto my scan of the original art for the cover of Cerebus 111:
But what I ended up going with is this:
When suddenly the weather changed and it’s like the middle of a summer heat-wave. Quick! Pencils down! To the porch!
Jeff commissioned me to do a drawing for his sister’s birthday.
If this looks like its head has been pasted on from a different dog…
…that’s because it looks exactly like its head has been pasted on from a different dog…
…and here is the inked version:
I also did an “inked with shading” version:
I also also did a colour version:
Turns out I didn’t need to to do the last two… they liked the inked version just fine.
Whaddo I know.