Nice! Thats a great piece, really solid. The motion lines of the brushstrokes on that last one, really convincingly portray the emotion and I kind of like that there is no dialog, leaves more open to interpretation! Since I'm back I can pester you for information again woo Hoo! Sho here goes...
1. When your coloring, do you wet your paper before you laydown color or just go at it straight with the wash?
2. Also, my paper is getting real peely and my wash looks all shitty and grainy, any suggestions?
I switched to some waercolor paper, and that fixed it, but I like the idea of being able to add color / tone in my normal sb
3. I am having a problem where when I put down the wash I get a ring at the extents of where it dries. Kind of like when you drip a drop of coffee and let it evaporate, you get a ring where the coffee particals migrate to the edges. This is most undesireable ]
mmmm coffee. Thanks again for the help, I promiss the Questions will end some day.
Last edited by MonkeYoakum; June 19th, 2008 at 03:25 PM.
DoubleThink: Ha! I had to look up the word "aquarel" to find out what you were talking about.
1. No I don't wet my paper beforehand. A lot of people do though. I think they wet the back too that way the paper is evenly saturated and doesn't warp as much.
2. I looked at some of the pictures from your sketch book and it kinda looks like the paper is getting all peely from being over worked. If you need to put down more than a two or three passes on an area it might be best to let it dry.
3. Oh man. That's a tough one because I think that this will always happen. Looking at my current sketchbook, it looks like it happens on every singe stroke I make (some more pronounced than others). And to be honest, I find it really appealing.
Keep up the good work!
Jephyr X: Thanks!
Here's the first three pages of a new sketch book. I went out and got one of those watercolor Moleskines and it's awesome. The paper is really nice. It even holds Sharpie marker pretty good - it only soaks through a little.
I had to get a new one because my old one got stolen this weekend from my friends tattoo shop. So if you see someone with a sketch book that looks like mine, then you should give them a stern frowning!
Really love your work, i'm really lazy but looking at your stuff makes me wanna draw more.
I expecially love your inking, it reminds me in some way Paul Pope works, but with a personal touch.
So keep it up and thanks for sharing!
So Mr. Skoda, I've been away from here for a long time and when I returned to check out your SB, I was pleasantly surprised, as I was expecting! The pages with the woman are super nice. Thanks for your continued support in my SB, means a lot.