Saturday, June 7, 2008
Well, the inks are finally finished....I used mainly a Japanese calligraphy brush pen that a friend gave to me a year ago and I absolutely love it. It's clean precise and smooth. I also used a Loew-Cornell #6 brush as well for some of the hair details and fill ins. I tried to use this Windsor and Newton white acrylic ink but it didn't work as well as I thought it would.
Maybe I'll invest in real acrylics next time.
I also had to do a slight image adjustment in PS cause of her proportions and also cleaned up some areas of her hair that didn't work.
Nothing to hide.
Still have a long ways to go to be a Derek Fridolfs(pro) :)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
So when it comes to drawing superheroes, there are two characters that have always been the biggest challenge for me: one is Superman, and the other is the Punisher. Ironically, these are two of my favorite characters too :P
Maybe it's because they aren't wearing a mask or anything fancy on their faces. I dunno.
Personally I think it's the character themselves. Cause the way I see it, their faces embody the character--it really can't be this generic looking face with a strong chin and chiseled cheekbones wearing the costume.
Well, that's how it works for me. I'm never happy with how those characters ever come out, but I was really content with this one. I think I was able to capture a good look for Supes. Reading what Alex Ross said about Superman and how he should always look timeless and not fit into an era really broke that "artist block" I had with this character. After that it was much easier to do, I even gave him some really black wavy hair that I think helped give him the timeless look.
I apologize for all this ranting for this one sketch, but hotdammit, I'm stoked that I drew a Superman I like!
And you know the other cats here too. Batman is Batman, and Wonder woman is whole nother' story :)
And what's with my "S"?!!