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April 3rd, 2005 #1
Some pages probably from around the end of last year. Recently I've been doing some specific work, whereas this is exercise, keeping fit between ideas!
Not sure if it sheds any light or is in any way instructive of my process, but it all starts out as a blue line sketch, which I trace off with onto standard tracing paper with a Staedtler pigment liner. I use the 005 nib, so drawing straight over the sketch would destroy the line when erasing- hence the tracing paper. I bin the blue lines though; the inked stuff is where I learn most.
Anyway, for Mrs. Salaryman they look like the crazy doodles of a mad man, for me they're stuck down in an A4 sketchbook as ref for future ideas and finished pieces.
Hope you guys find them of interest!
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wow, great stuff, I'm looking forwards to seeing more!
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April 3rd, 2005 #3
love the way you fill the page.
cool beans to you...my friend.
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April 3rd, 2005 #4
Great stuff! Very solid linework!
Lots of great characters in there!
You keep posting!
April 3rd, 2005 #5
Awsome line work.... really. Whats your wepons of choice on the battle field of white paper? pen, pencil ... other?
Your sb has ripped of to a wicked start. I can't wait to see more of your stuff. Thanks for posting.
April 3rd, 2005 #6
these are some really really nice line drawings...so clean yet so fluid and precise...really impressive...how long do these pages typically take you to finish/fill? i want to see more and soon. thanks for posting your work, refreshing concepts and style.
April 3rd, 2005 #7
Wow. Is your whole sketchbook filled with pages like this? That would be mind-boggling. . .Love how every little item on the page is a finished drawing. I assume you're doing these primarily from photo ref; the only crit I might offer would be to develop a little stronger expressions - a bunch of them have a little expression, in different ways, but it seems almost a . . . "leftover" from the original photo. I realize you're really doing these to increase your own "vocabulary," but it might help. . .Awesome work!
April 3rd, 2005 #8
Excilent!! I love it.
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April 3rd, 2005 #9
Hi! - Don't suppose you have the roughs? I would quite like to see your thought process.
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April 4th, 2005 #10
thanks for the encouraging words guys!
materials: as mentioned, blue lead pencil, then traced off using a Staedter 005 pigment liner onto standard tracing paper.
Next stuff I do I'll keep hold of the roughs and show the process...
Probably 10-15% of my book is stuff like this, the rest is my concept work, 90% of which I can't show just yet: in production, pitch-work ( or unfortunately locked down because of court proceedings). Publishers are pretty strict when it comes to their 'property'.
I guess I should try out more expressive stuff, though professionally I'm called on to do straight ups, maybe a full front and occasionally a back view, where too much expression can alter how the character is read, at least in my experience...
April 4th, 2005 #11
saw the pic you did in the heavy armor thread and had to come looking to see if you had a sketchbook. really killer stuff youre doing.
You have a really keen sense of mass and anatomy which, combined with your linework style, is as cool as the underside of a pillow on a hot summer day
April 5th, 2005 #12
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awesome stuff, Salaryman. I also dig the way you fill your pages. ^^
damn.. i don't have any crits (how pathetic of me). well, keep it up!