vendredi 24 avril 2015

A note of Value

I found this great piece of advice on how value works in drawings on Twitter (Thanks to the great comic artist Jesse Hamm). It's an excerpt from Harley Brown's book - "Eternal truths for every artist" which I found as clearly explained as it is enlightening :







lundi 20 avril 2015

Sketches of the week #22

I've been very sluggish this week, changing the process a bit too by doing a rough pencil sketch and inking on top of it instead of sketching directly with inks and correcting/cleaning as I'm used too.
The initial step of pencil sketching seems to open for more options before commiting to inks. Still working on it and also crafting some new drawing tools in Mangastudio 5.




mardi 14 avril 2015

Sketches of the week #21

Changing the process a tiny bit, I did some very loose sketches using a digital pencil-like brush and messed a bit with the inking brush setting in Mangastudio.



dimanche 22 mars 2015

Sketches of the week #18

Working on some colors and volumes. Btw, that new Intuos 5 tablet I'm using now feels like drawing on sandpaper, it's litterally eating the Wacom artpen's nib in a few hours, whereas on my old Intuos 4 I've been drawing for months without seeing any sign of wear.
I'm also not sure I like the "natural" sensations that the Intuos 5's drawing surface is trying to emulate so I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you have the 4, that one is a keeper.





dimanche 15 mars 2015

Sketches of the week #17

Some sketches whose purpose was only to allow me to drop some poorly chosen colors on them. The mangastudio brushes however are fantastic, the basic watercolor brushes, which I used here, are very fun and allow some nice mixing and smoothing directly when painting.



And a Daredevil sketch, actually a demonic alternate we could name DevilDare. Now that I think of it I should have gone with pointy ears too, oh well...