Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sketch Night Numero Dos

Well, the second Joplin sketch night is in the book. We had a couple less this time due to scheduling issues, but we still managed to crank out a lot cool artwork. As usual, it all gets swapped around with different people inking and coloring each others' work, and at the end of the night it all gets divvied up. Here's the stuff I ended up with...

The first one up there was penciled by Randy and painted/inked by Amber, I believe.

This one was penciled by Matt and inked by me. It is the main character from Matt's upcoming book. This was fun to ink, because Matt and I share a love of bold lines.

The zombie was penciled by me and painted/inked by Randy. It turned out like a zombified Rebuker (accidentally, I think).

The rest of these were penciled by Randy and inked by me. Randy puts us all to shame on these sketch nights. While the rest of us finish a half-dozen drawings or so, Randy ends up with a inch-thick PILE of drawings by the end of the night! His pencils are extremely loose and fun to ink over with brush pens.

That last one I actually finished the day after. I seem to have indoctrinated my daughter with my love of Spider-Man. She watched part of the movies with me this summer and really liked it when he was swinging around. Anyway, all day today she was carrying this sketch around like a cherished toy.

Now if only I can make her a 49ers fan...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back in town...

Well, I've been out of town for a good chunk of July. First a trip to see family in California and then a week-long art teacher workshop in Kansas City. Both were lots of fun, but I'm feeling a bit out of the loop artistically now. Ah well, I'm sure some drawin' will cure that. Above is a sketch I did while in KC, from photo-reference. I'm feeling more and more comfortable with brush pens now.

This is Scott Morse's Magic Pickle, from a graphic novel I just got. It's a great, fun read! Superheroic produce... ya gotta love it. This was really quick and easy to draw.

One of the comics I'm picking up every month right now is the Perhapanauts, by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau. It's about a group of paranormal adventurers that include a bigfoot, a ghost, a psychic, a mothman, an interdimensional guy, and THIS guy... Choopie (the chupacabra). It reads like a really light hearted Hellboy.

And here are a couple more drawings from our last sketch night. This one was penciled by Amber and inked by Matt. Inspired by our resident dachshund, of course.
And this one was penciled by Amber and inked by me. Hopefully we can do a bunch more of these on Tuesday when we have our second Joplin sketch night!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Collaborations are swell

Pencils by Matt, inks by Seth:


Pencils by Seth, inks by Matt:

Matt was over the other night, so we could scan in some of the pages of his upcoming book. Towards the end of the night (actually early morning) we did a little sketching. It's dang fun to see someone ink your stuff... almost as much fun as inking over theirs.