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Author: Paul Fricke

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New Tools

Trying out the Zebra brush pens Mitch Gerads gave me last night. Used in tandem with my trusty Pentel Pocket Brush, I may be honing in on the look for a crime comic project.

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Space Kid!

Fan art for a friend (from a flounder) -


Go read John MacLeod's Space Kid! Three complete stories are already up at the webcomics site, so you can catch up and get current with the latest adventure, Barbarians of Mars!

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Bar Sketching

While waiting for a friend at a local bar/eatery to watch the Bears on Monday Night Football, I doodled with my brush pen... Whether on a train, bus, at the park, zoo or bar, an artist needs to sketch surreptitiously as folks catch your gaze and become self-aware. I bounce back-and-forth between sketches, or just work quickly, sometimes taking 10-15 seconds for a small sketch before the subject moves. Spilled some ink. I went too far with shadows on that head, middle-left. Should have quit before I added shadows near his mouth. On this second page, I played with Snowboy. STOP! RAAAAOOO!

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Dead Line, Live Line

Manga Studio. Magic Marker and Kabura pen, respectively.

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Pen & Paper

Me and a pen...

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Old Man Wrinkles

I took liberties with the likeness, but it's based on a photo I came across in my research on Nepal.

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Nepali Boy: Roughs to Inks

I haven't been sketching for its own sake the last couple weeks, obsessed instead with finishing the 15-page first chapter of my Méto the Abominable Snowboy comic. It's all drawn in Manga Studio. I skip the pencil step, drawing/inking from roughs. I love this process, as I can undo a stroke quickly and try again, leading to loose and expressive line work. No Wite-Out needed, either - I can just erase the ink on my Magic Drawing Glass!

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TothPix: The Shadow

Toth. Shadow. Marker and grease pencil. 1998.

1974. Marker & pencil.

Toth's closing thoughts on The Shadow and creator Walter Gibson, drawn 12-18 months before he died at his drawing table. Look closely and I swear you can see he drew the cloak before filling it in/over with black, stripping it down to just hat and nose which reads: The Shadow.

He simplified further as he grew as an artist. We should all take the lesson.

 

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Hitchcock: Ladies Man

Hitch had a way with the ladies. Truly, he was one sick puppy on this score. He had a history of mildly humiliating his leading ladies since his earliest movies, and as he got older crushes on some of his actresses developed into obsession. Sure, he was married most of his life, and had a child (Patricia, who acted in a few of his movies), but was probably celibate most of his adult life. One repressed dude. And all that bottled up for so long manifested itself in increasingly strange ways as one actress after another moved on, gave up movies altogether, until the controlling, Svengali complex he divulged in his Vertigo was most fully realized with Tippi Hedren. For all his genius, the man had problems. But that doesn't mean we can't love his movies. I sure do. Someday soon I'll list my favorites...

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Take a Mulligan

Carey Mulligan, that is. I grown quite enamored with this wonderful actress of depth and gravity, and pixie-like features. If you haven't yet, check her out in An Education, Drive, and the Dr. Who episode, Blink. She good. I drew this one in Manga Studio, with the Kabura pen - no under drawing or rough. The nice thing about drawing digitally like this is that I can make marks, remove, clean up, re-do and spot blacks with a click as I go. It's like being able to quickly erase ink, giving you the flexibility of a pencil sketch while ending up with a pretty finished drawing. I wanted to capture the sly, playful expression, reinforced by the border and composition. I modeled the hair on a second reference photo.

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