Saturday, September 30, 2006

Gert and Old Lace

It's Gert from Runaways. There haven't been many other comic book deaths that had me choked up the way I was when she died. Probably NO other comic books deaths in fact.

Not completely finished but I sort of like it that way.

Chubby, smart, funny, jewish, near sighted, in love...what a great character. I'll miss her.

As always, just click on it to enlarge.

Oh yeah! I'm 33 today.

It's my birthday today...Forgot all about that.


Another drawing jam over on I decided to do these regularily because I really don't have a lot of discipline and tend to leave pictures unfinished. The jams are pretty informal but there are artists over there I'd love to earn critique and compliments from so I'll work at this. This month's superhero jam was focused on characters who are or were dead. I chose Magik because she was the character who drew me into Marvel with the Claremont/Buscema mini-series.

I have to admit I really don't care for inking and colouring, at least not yet. Once I get more practice or once I get some real tools instead of doing it digitally that may change but there's just something about a slightly worn 2b. The way it still has a point but a slight turn gives it a perfect shading edge...

Anyhow, the pencils and then the unsatisfactory Gimp-finished final version.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Nightcrawler/ Wolverine

I think this is a failure. I did it for a drawing challenge thread on a comic book forum but looking at it this morning, it's messed up. The whole right side seems undersized and the structure of that side isn't right either. Still, it's much better then I could have done a few months ago. His face is okay I think. It feels nice to be getting comfortable with a pencil again and getting back to what I could
do when I was younger.

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