I like this one – it has the more theatrical presentation and narrative-based feeling that I’m shooting for. ~ 60 minutes
When you see a bunch of gray and faint lines, that means I’ve screwed something up and gone over the bad lines / value with a white pencil, which mutes the blemishes, but doesn’t entirely mask them. For instance her lower arm was in rough shape, so I shortened the forearm, changed the positioning of the hand, ect. This sort of thing could be avoided if I spent more time with the pre-sketch (in gray marker), but sometimes it’s hard to gauge how things are going to turn out until you actually start laying lines down. ~60 minutes
I had a good time drawing with the guys last night (see below) and am trying to do something similar here. ~ 60 minutes
Yeesh, awful. I tried using pen and ink today and it did not go well. I considered not showing this one. You are welcome. ~30 minutes
Things quickly went wrong with this Monday morning sketch. While I had fun with it after awhile it was initially a rough start to my week. ~30 minutes
I’ll likely continue work on this one a bit, as I think it might serve as a good rough for a painting. First step would be to feminize that hand on the girls shoulder. In comics illustration those ‘x”s are typically used to denote areas where the inker should paint full black. Here I’m just making X’s. ~45 minutes
If you’re curious as to why many of the figures are kneeling, crouching, and overall sort of scrunched up (OR missing part of their legs) it’s because I’m working on a very small sketchpad and trying to fit an entire figure into the ‘frame’. I only bring this up because it’s just occurred to me. ~60 minutes
I meant to go back to this one and more clearly define the chicken/snake creature she’s fighting. The big dark blobs on either side of her is marker bleed-through from the opposite side of the page (you can see the reverse image in the drawing above). I like how the face turned out.