Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stinkin inks

Ive been inking in Illustrator lately with Brian Romero's technique. I was getting the hang of it but still having a couple of problems with really long strokes and round forms. The line was still squiggly and it didnt match up right. I asked Mitch, whos been crankin out some of his own kick ass inks and he gave me a few pointers.

Thanks guys!

So heres a few of my attempts.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Construction Practice with John K.

Head over to John K's blog and check out this great construction lesson he has posted. It got sort of messy, so I traced over the constructed drawing with some cleaner lines.

This sort of thing is great practice and it will help you understand the forms that make up a character.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Touch up

So I decided that Chacho needed to be colored better. The first version is ok but you see too much paper texture coming through. You really have to lay the color pencil down thick for it to go into each and every pore of the paper. So the 2nd version here I just went over it a few more times to smooth it out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chacho and Makko

Its been awhile since ive busted out the color pencils.. so here ya go..



Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Why cant I finish this drawing?

Man! Sometimes I have a problem with not finishing my drawings. I drew this a few years ago and just recently stumbled across it. I remember wanting to do the background but I just sat there and stared at it for way too long and lost interest. Just like that! I actually tried some background color schemes on a tracing paper overlay, but they were not working. Anyone have any ideas?