*I still want to see the Presidential IQ Test Challenge as a Pay-Per-View event. Many people are saying it would get the best ratings ever! 🙂 Also, I apologize for Buzz continually saying moron incorrectly, but that’s his thing… getting stuff wrong… kind of like that guy who is the President of the Virgin Islands… 😉
I had met the challenge of the Thing… then the challenge of the Clone Trooper… so what next? I jumped to the head of the line, got ahead of the curve, drew something before I was challenged to do it… Boba Fett!
As with other recent drawings, this one was all old-school… pencil, sharpie, colored pencils. It’s a little wider than it ought to be, for a properly proportioned Boba Fett head… but that leaves no doubt that I really drew it… ‘cause nobody would ever copy someone else like this! 🙂
I didn’t scan the intermediate pencil and ink stages for this one… I wish I had, though, because in the drawings I’ve done lately I’ve learned a little bit about myself. It turns out for me, the best process to yield the strongest final results are for me to sketch in pencil, then scan that and use it as a baseline to draw digitally. Sketching in pencil lets me interject more of my own style and personality into the work, but finishing on the computer lets me get the strongest and cleanest representation. Also, when I screw up something in the inking… it’s much harder to fix than when working digitally.
Let me know what you think of this one and 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.
Once again I found myself in a semi-challenge on the Digital Webbing forums. This time it was for a Star Wars Clone Trooper. Joe Simmons had posted a really nice painting of one, and I made the mistake of saying it made me want to draw one too… so I guess it was as much of a volunteering as it was a challenge when he suggested I draw my own.
This one didn’t really need any color, so it didn’t get any. I used a finer point Sharpie this time and I think I got closer to my desired result. I did use a brush tip Sharpie to help fill in the larger black areas so it would go faster, though. As noted in the blog post title, this is my 400th blog post. It seems like only yesterday I was making my 399th post… how the time flies! 😉
As always, please let me know what you think of this one. 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.
Lots of people on the Digital Webbing forums post samples of their art and writing to be critiqued and admired. There’s a pretty wide range of experience too, from beginners to folk with lots of published stuff on their resumes. In one thread this week, several of us had commented on a drawing of Marvel’s Thing character. Somehow the gauntlet was dropped (not the Infinity Gauntlet, fortunately) and several of us were challenged to post our own renderings of the Thing. So that’s how this Thing happened…
Somehow I ended up drawing a happy Thing. I thought the bloodshot eyes and the teeth might help de-happy-ify him, but no dice. I might take another stab at this after a break and see if I can get the grim (Ben Grimm?) look I originally wanted. 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.