Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!

Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby. Here's my portrait of the great man for Kirby-Vision's annual birthday gallery.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Size matters

I have a tendency to draw quite small when character sketching. So in an effort to open things up a little I've been drawing to the full height of the page (14cm). The end result is a lot more satisfying as extra time was needed for the structure of the bodies. I did find though that once scanned, the carbon 'inks' did not render as strong as my smaller drawings and had to be touched up in Photoshop.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Testing 7 - Faces

Another pencil verses ink test. Top - Pencils (via PSD levels), below - Micron fineliner and brushpen.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Testing 6 - Portraits

Family portraits in pencils (via PSD levels - top) and Micron fineliner and brushpen (bottom).

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Testing 5

Background lighting experiments in pencil via PSD levels.