Sunday, February 24, 2008
I have no idea who this is supposed to be. I just drew something to practice inking with my brush. I know I raved on about the Staedtler brush marker a couple of months ago, but tragedy struck when I lost one and the other ran out of ink. Before I had the chance to order more online (since no one around here carries them or can even order them for me), I started practicing again with the brush. I've actually gotten better and my hand is more steady. I think I'll just stick with this. As for what type of brush I use...are you ready for this? The cheapest piece of crap brush available, only mangled with a pair of scissors to a fine point. Works like a charm!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Every month I try to sell and finish a batch of commissions (usually about five). This current batch, because of the move, took about 6 weeks. For one client it took even longer, and I drew him a bonus sketch to go with the one he commissioned. Personally, I like the sketch better.
Here's the second version of the second Tarzan/Jane commission.
Why a second version, you may ask.
Because I lost the first one during the move to the new apartment. I was kicking myself for a while, but once I started working on it, I found that I was able to correct little errors I had made while drawing the first one, and the second one came out looking even better!
The She-Hulk piece is finally complete. I think the contrast of the black background makes everything stand out, and I think I'm getting better with the pencil gray-tones. I still want to get a set of Staedtler gray pens to make it look more professional.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I haven't posted too much over the last couple weeks, and with good reason: exhaustion and lack of time. The moving process was grueling this time, and I've been dreadfully behind on some commissions. This one is pretty much complete. I'm extremely pleased with how it came out. The next piece I'll be doing for this particular client is a companion piece featuring a centaur battling a gryphon. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
During the arduous task of moving into our new apartment, I've squeezed in some time to finish up some long overdue commissions. This Tarzan/Jane piece is nearly completed. It was commissioned by the same client who bought the other Tarzan I posted last month.