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The Lady and The Rancher

Zebra Brush pen and Pentel Pocket Brush. 7 minutes each.

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Portrait of Kubrick as a Young Man

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Brush Pen Sketch

Took a break from a storyboard gig for BlueCross BlueShield to do this quick sketch while on the phone.

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I used a handy Zebra brush pen, absentmindedly doodling from some photo reference for the job. I'm far less interested in capturing a likeness here, and in general, instead gleaning from the photo what I can. I concentrate on simplification, line quality and variation, adding shadow if need be, while trying to convey personality. I'm conscious of what I intend with every line before I make a mark, in a trance-like state - drawing in auto-pilot. It's a cool place to be, and a tightrope walk to some extent. But no big deal if I fall - it's only a quick sketch on a scrap sheet.

Being on the phone for this kinda sketching is perfect to let yourself go a bit, and not over think. I remember what we were talking about specifically while I made certain marks...

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Long Night

sketch_santa_longnight_blog Christmas hangover.

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Young Santa?

Young Santa? Another digital sketch with the Manga Studio brush. Here's a tight review of the new version of the software by comics auteur and one heckuva teacher, Eric Merced.

I used the same size setting for the brush for this one, limiting myself to that in an attempt to approximate using an actual brush. Of course, I'd have more options with a real brush, being able to push, twist, and tilt it to the side. I just didn't want to be switching brush sizes while drawing, but to execute as quickly and organically as possible. The more I draw with the Manga Studio brush tool, the less I find myself undoing marks as I go. But even when I do, it's quick with my left hand using keyboard shortcuts, and now feels like a natural part of the drawing process. Handy!

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Dweebs

Exaggerated from photo reference, drawn with a brush tool in Manga Studio.

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Shadow Men


Messin' with light and shadow and folds, with a Pentel Pocket Brush.

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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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