Sunday, May 25, 2008


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Specific expressions

I got into "the zone" and felt it, flipped and made the expressions myself while drawing. But I suggest not to keep your mouth open for too long, ya don't wanna get the page wet.

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Copies I didn't check

These drawings were done at a very late hour of the night at John K's house after many beers,
They were drawn on my sketchbook from looking at the comics books, I didn't have any tools for comparing them like photoshop or tracing paper, Just my eyes.
I'm sure they're not spot on, like the ones I do check carefully, but they seem more alive to me.

The many angles of George's head were done from JoJo's George Liquor doll, we practiced drawing him before meeting John for pizza

These are drawings John did for us before we stuffed our faces with yummy melted cheese and Canadian bacon.
On the top drawing, John was talking about hierarchy of forms: the basic shapes (1st level of forms) are bigger than the details (3rd level of forms) John explained that making details too pronounced can interfere with a clear silhouette.

John also encouraged us to look at poses by good artists like Harvey Kurtzman and Walt Kelly, and apply their clear poses.

Everyone's favorite moron

Thursday, May 8, 2008

NOW with MORE construction!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

George with bug in hand

I construct all my drawings, I try to use simple forms. Sometimes I start light and faint so that the end result is clean.
Right now I'm at my parents' house where they have a non-professional scanner, It doesn't pick up what my Epson easily does.
Here I made the construction darker to be somewhat visible, It's a bit more visible with the contrast bumped up in Photoshop, Especially the hand.

About the process: I think It's important to draw on a slanted surface and not a flat surface, A significant change of angle and plane will change the proportions.

I've been using Photoshop as a study tool to compare my copies to the original, but this time I didn't want to do that. To compare my drawing to the original, I flipped the pages, just like animation paper.

Flip clip
Uploaded by toonamir

I found it natural to do it that way, each step I would measure, draw and compare/flip, then make corrections/adjustments. Obviously the paper gets creased and crumpled, as seen in this snapshot.

After completion I scanned it into Photoshop, to lay the final result on top of the original:

I'm happy with the result.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pose with more construction

Here is a George pose based on a Walt Kelly "Pogo" panel, made sure the construction wasn't faint as in the last copy.

Pointing pose

Decent, God fearing American


measured/ roughed in:

compare 1:

locking down:

compare 2:

compare 3: