Tag Archive: Sketchbook

Dec
20
2014

Gallery of Pages From My Most Recent Sketchbook

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I’m a firm believer that working regularly in a sketchbook is a really beneficial practice for artists. I know there are some really phenomenal cartoonists who pretty much only draw when they’re working on an actual project, but I’m just not at that level skill-wise. For me, that’d be like just showing up for the game, …

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Jan
02
2014

2013: The Year in Review

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(On my drafting table, Jan 1, 2014: half-penciled Oyster War page 110.) Here’re a few parting thoughts on 2013: Oyster War The bad: I’d vowed this time last year to have Oyster War wrapped up in 2013. That didn’t happen. I am though, fairly close. I just posted the last page of Chapter 9, all …

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Nov
17
2013

Again With the Lou Reed

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Here’s a (second) recent drawing of Lou Reed, this one taken from the picture accompanying his obituary in TIME magazine. I hadn’t really intended to do anything with this one, but it turned out alright and I had some time to fool with it last week. Process: sketched in pencil, inked and colored in Manga …

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Nov
17
2013

From the Sketchbook: John Lennon

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  I just colored a quick drawing I did in my sketchbook last week of John Lennon. I think the photo I was looking at was from last month’s MOJO Magazine review of the new box set. Process: Drawn in pencil, inked with Pentel brush pen, colored in Photoshop.  

Oct
31
2013

Lou Reed – 1942-2013

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Here’s a drawing of Lou Reed I started the evening he died and just wrapped up this evening. Since his death, people far more eloquent and far more knowledgeable about music than I have written about Lou Reed’s significance and importance. I’ll just say this: I discovered the Velvet Underground when I was in high …

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Sep
01
2013

Sketchbook 9/1

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I’ve been doing some drawing in ballpoint pen lately. Here are a few of them–fantasy beasts drawn with a black Bic ballpoint pen. The very last one (the cat with the wavy hair) is in pencil, but also a recent fantasy beast.  I really dig the ballpoint cat/mount  in the upper right. I’m slated to …

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Aug
02
2013

Manga Studio Drawings: Storm & Neil Gaiman

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  Here’re a couple of recent drawings, neither of which I’m 100% happy with… but both were good Manga Studio practice. Storm was hand-drawn in my sketchbook, then inked in Manga Studio, and finally colored in Photoshop. You may recognize her costume there as being from the recent Brian Wood/Oliver Coipel X-Men series. I’ve not followed …

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Jun
27
2013

Three Recent Drawings

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Just for fun (and for practice) I scanned three drawings from my sketchbook and inked them in Digital Manga Studio.  I’m in the process of transitioning my coloring to DMS as well, but for the sake of expediency though, I wound up coloring these particular images in Photoshop. I’m not 100% sold on how I’ve …

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Jun
17
2013

Black Sabbath

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I drew Black Sabbath. I was mainly just looking for an excuse to play with coloring in Manga Studio. I’m only on EX4, but I hear there’s some pretty serious coloring features coming to EX5 later this summer. I’d really like to get Adobe products entirely out of my workflow, given their odious new pricing …

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Jan
09
2013

Musician Drawings: Everly Brothers, Fleetwood Mac

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For some reason, I’m back on a musician-drawing kick in my sketchbook. Here’re two drawings I did recently. They were all originally brush pen or brush/India ink, then scanned and colored in Photoshop. The Everly Brothers Fleetwood Mac (well, some of them anyway: Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham)

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