Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The 1st Joplin Area Sketch Night!

Well, this was pretty dang cool... and something we've been wanting to do for awhile. Last night, a bunch of area artists interested in comics gathered at our house for a sketch night. This was sort of inspired by the CCN group in KC. It was great to get everyone together, as I knew almost everyone there, but many of them had not met. We stayed up until 2am showing each other what we'd been working on, comparing favorite drawing tools, and sketching like crazy. Eventually we started inking/coloring over each others pencil sketches, which produced some crazy cool results.

Anyway, I think this is going to be the start of something really cool. Who knows what kind of collaborations are going to spring out of this? We're going to try to meet every month like this and see what happens.

The Phoenix drawing up top is by Randy Rustin, who is a drawing MACHINE... cranks 'em out like no one's business. This was one he did for Laura (Phoenix is her favorite character). I'm helping him put together a sketchbook of his stuff for print.

This one is a portrait of our dog, Zoe, by the super-talented Amber Stone:

This is one of the guys from Evil Ain't Easy, pencilled by me and inked by Matt:

And the Rebuker, of course, pencilled by me and inked by Brad Shipp (check out his deviantART page here... amazing!)

This is just a small sampling of the art produced last night. Most of it we gave away to each other. Hopefully, this is the first of many of these sketch nights!


manekochan said...

I was afraid to put the black on her because I didn't want to wreck it, but it looks really cute. ^^

Seth Wolfshorndl said...

Glad you approve, Amber! I was afraid to mess up your fine linework, too. I think it turned out alright.

It's definitely Zoe!