Mostly sketches. Occasionally a painting. Nothing political other than caricatures reinforcing the truism "Politics is Show Business for Ugly People".
Dig it. Nice set of variations. You aren't doing them on colored bond are you. The color is photoshop? I like the lower left, most hawklike guy.
I picked up some paper that has too much texture for what I'm doing, but I wanted to see what I could do with a middle tone to draw into ... in the future I'm going to augment with several shades of warm gray and more white Prismacolor for highlights ... Fun, fun, fun ...
Cool stuff, Tom! It's really great to see you expand your horizons at try new stuff! Makes me want to draw!
But Rick, I don't think I've ever seen you NOT drawing.
I agree with that! And I was going to say ... "But I'm the one who wishes I could draw a daily comic strip!" Heh heh ...
You haven't noticed that I haven't posted on my blog in over a week. I'm hoping to devote some time to it over the weekend.The truth is I'm stuck in a talky section of the story and I need to get over it to get some momentum going.Okay, I'm setting myself a deadline... a new post on Sunday! Be there or be square.Speaking of daily drawings, have you seen Skrib's Con drawings over at Story Boredom? Pretty funny stuff!
Tom, I like these drawings, esp. upper left, but I'm missing the thin lips and attenuated mouth of the first Monsieur Mutard. There is something particular about that first drawing that this batch matches, but doesn't advance. That first drawing looks like a believable character (and not in a "realistic" way); you see that basic shape of narrow head/froth of unkempt hair a lot, but something in the eyes and delicacy of lip rendering makes yrs stand out to me....
Tom, I used to get the colored bond, prisma color highlights by doing drawings on regular bond and then sheet feeding color paper through the zerox and working on that for getting that quick ground tone. Lot's of experiments possible with that. But anymore I'm all digital with the color
I'm very much overwhelmed by the thoughts and suggestions based on this set of drawings. I'll keep up the postings. Marty: my goal was to take in various potential "looks" for Mr. Mustard with the only caveat that his face be long ... anything else grew organically. I was trying to discover if there was some sort of look that the character could derive from my inital scribblings as the face took shape. In that way I held the pencil very lightly and scribbled some squiggles and shapes and let stuff happen. Now that I have some of these done, I will return to one or two that I like (and that first one I very much think is the character's archetype ...) and begin to advance it. I presented all of the sketches at yesterday's Creative Session and the responses were very positive. Just like all of you, everyone there had their own favorite "look."The experience has been stimulating and will continue. "The Transdimensioners" is going to be a whale of a book series.
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