Wow, awesome stuff. I only have time for a quick peek right now, but this is a sketchbook to come back to. I'll have more insightful (I hope) comments later, when I have a chance to look through everything.
Edward Cherniga- Welcome a board!
gmc9987- Thanks dude. If you have any pointers or crits definitely let me know!
Matsign- I don't have a tripod, but I'm going to try and scan the image, might have to scan it in two parts and combine the two.
Just got one of the new moleskin large sketchbooks. SOOOO nice. Here's some wips I have coming along inside it!
Wow, awesome stuff - very inspiring. I love those huge drawings too bad they end up a bit small and noisy here. The colored panels are actually quite cool too - I think it works well, and you should try more of it.
But yeh - fantastic. *Subscribes* - Keep it up!
Man, I am spending quite some time looking at your work. I really like it and I love the fact that you have your own thing going on. Your sense of composition is happening. The lovely detail, goes without saying. I would love to see more figure studies. I feel you are showing motion, even with unmoving subjects. Perhaps more color? I look forward to the next post. Keep pushing it.
Thomas Veil- Thanks! I plan on coloring in some of the figurative work soon.
tandy1000- The story behind it? Basically I spent so much time doing giant scribble walls where I just filled in the entire area, I stopped and wanted to see if I could make some interesting shapes using the same idea. I really REALLY got into using the rapidiograph pens I bought, especially the really small tips.
Edward Cherniga- Figure studies time! Colors are on the way. Thanks!
CrazedQuetzal- Yeah I figure it's time to spend some serious effort into figurative work again. I've spent so long just scribbling away, I've got a few studies. More on the way!
Hey, nice work here. I had a chance to look around more in depth today, and you've got some really amazing stuff in here. I absolutely love how expressive your linework is, and the ink washes you're using in your graphic novel really add to the mood.
What sort of under drawing are you doing? Are you penciling anything in first, or just going straight for the ink? My only real crit is that some of your drawings seem a bit uneven, especially the faces.
One of the things that I started doing recently is holding my drawings up to a mirror before I start inking, it helps me see any problems like that a lot easier. However, I don't think you should spend too much more time on the pre-inking stages, as those lines have a ton of energy and I'd hate for you to lose that energy.
Honestly, you seem to have your own thing going, so take this advice how you will. That's really the only thing that stood out to me, though.
One more thing, the bottom right panel in this image is fantastic:
gmc9987- I really appreciate the crits. I've known about the cross-eyed fellow for awhile, but have put off fixing it for a long time. The other one I've never noticed before, but now that you pointed it out I really see it. The amount of pre-inking I did varied from spot to spot. There's a few that I just sped through the pencils so I could get to the inking, and most of those are the ones I'll be re-drawing.
Grief- Thanks! I'm about to start school and work again, but I plan on continuing to spam the hell out of this thread.
I'm trying out some more coloring on one of the older panels. This is just a WIP. Any ideas?