Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Digital Sketch

I downloaded a free sketch program called Sketch Book X Mobile to my iPhone the other day and was playing around with it. Once I figured out how to use it, I sketched up a quick eye. Not bad for a first try using my finger as a stylus. I'll play around with it some more to see if I want to buy the full version to get other brushes and whatnot.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Warm-up Sketch - 10/19/11

Here's a quick 5-minute sketch I did last night before I began working on more Super Cute strips. Its kind of manga-esque, which is odd since I'm not that into Japanese comics. Like the previous day's Ninja Turtle sketch, I put pencil to paper, shut my mind off, and this is what came out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ninja Turtle sketch

I was at the drawing board last night working on some Super Cute strips and I kept getting distracted. This usually happens when I'm not happy with how my drawings are turning out. I didn't have a chance you loosen up beforehand, so that could be why things weren't clicking. Anyway, I still wanted to draw, and since the strip wasn't working, I set it aside and grabbed a blank piece of paper and let my hand do it's thing. This is what came out:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wonder Woman

A friend of mine and my wife's asked me to draw a picture of Wonder Woman for her a month or so ago. She's a pretty good artist herself, so I was kind of flattered that she asked me to do it. She told me that she's not much of a superhero comic book reader, but the iconic nature of Wonder Woman helped her get through a difficult time when she was younger. She offered to pay me, but I told her that she'd get the "friend discount", which means "free". (A quick aside: If you want me to draw something for you, it helps to befriend me as I'd probably do it free of charge--within reason, of course!)

As far as the the art itself, she requested that Wonder Woman be in silhouette, which presented some fun challenges, like how to convey that the woman in the drawing is a very specific Amazonian Princess. I decided to keep certain aspects of her costume white to make it identifiable and visually interesting. I knew that I pulled it off when I asked my wife, who has no interest or knowledge of Wonder Woman, who the figure was and she identified her immediately. Success!

So to the person that this is intended for: I hope you like it at least half as much as I enjoyed making it!