Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Post 250

More randomness out of the Marvel Handbook...

Plus, some rare pencil sketches! This is what my sketches look like nowadays, I rough it in, and tighten up with single line strokes of pencil. I've been getting out of my slump and back to form with some more confident lines. FYI, most of my original pages now have lots of sketches on the back, so you get a little more for your money. I don't do it on purpose, it's just convenient.


Jake Ekiss said...

Dude, the Karnak/Leader piece blows my mind. Totally bitchin!

samax said...

Karnak WINS that one, easy!
FO-Head, go head

CosmicPencil said...

Nice sketches Evan!
I'm not a big fan of sketching in pencil most times, unless it's doing layouts for comic pages. I think it's just the idea of putting down line in ink and not being able to erase it because after all it is a sketchbook.
NOTE: Not telling you to sketch in strictly inks, just stating what I do.

I do like your forms you create in your work.
Also posting to inform you that I posted that Doom image on my blog and the drawingboard. If you want to post it here you totally have my permission. Eventually we'll have to do the collab I posted about in your db post.


Tommy said...

I'm realizing I should check out your blog more, rather than the Gaijin board.

Evan said...

Jake-Thanks man, it was pure randomness from flipping through the Marvel Handbook, so thank that for the inspiration!
Samax-Totally man, it'd just be fun to see the beat-down!
Matt-I'm with you on taking away the safety net. The reason I use colored pencils is because I don't erase. I used to use just one color, and my sketches used to be like looking at a Jackson Pollock, you didn't know what was in there, but I'd grab shapes and such out in the inking stage. But now I use different colors to pull out different shapes, and refine. This has given my characters more volume and controlled forms, if you notice, my hands have improved a LOT in a year. But yeah, I believe that you have to take away the safety net in some fashion if you want to lose the fear and get better results. Maybe someday I'll become like Charest (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH) and start drawing full pages without any pencils. But I've been noticing my ability to adapt has gotten faster, so I might start some ink sketches.
Tommy-Yeah, I update here regularly, and the Drawingboard, Gaijin board's been way too quiet lately, and all the people that would actually comment on my work come here, so it doesn't make too much sense to post stuff on Gaijin anymore.

Ian said...

Nice use of pre-"Public Obscenity Haircut" Leader.