And Another Thing!

After drawing and posting my Marvel Comics Thing character illustration the other day… I literally went back to the drawing board and took another crack at it. When I say literally, I literally mean literally! I still have my drawing board from the Engineering Drafting class I took in college and it comes in handy for this situation.

I enjoy working digitally, and it lets me have a clean look and it’s also easy to make tweaks along the way but there is something to be said for working old school. It’s hard to capture the organic look of working with your hands on a drawing. That’s why I was happy to go back to the drawing board on this one.

Thing ColorPretty straight-forward stuff in the process here… penciled most of the detail in first, inked over that with a brush-tip Sharpie pen, and finished it off with colored pencils. I was working with this brush-tip pen for the first time, and wasn’t good at controlling my line-weights the way I wanted. The inking is a little heavier than I meant, but the coloring helped bring back some of what I felt I lost during the inking stage.

ThingThe animated image shows the transition from pencils to inks to finished drawing. Please let me know what you think. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

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4 responses

  1. I like it, it’s got a strong sense of texture – and in uncommon way – that I quite like. Harlon

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    1. Thank you… at least some of that texture comes from the use of the colored pencils. That’s one reason I’ve really taken to them lately whenever I hand-draw anything. The original actually looks even better (if I can humbly brag). Something gets lost a little in the process of scanning it in, even at 600dpi.

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      1. Humbly bragging is highly encouraged btw. Peace, Harlon

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        1. Yeah, I have to remind myself sometimes that it’s okay to be proud of stuff I do as long as I don’t over-pat myself on the back.

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