Monday, February 09, 2009

Finished Doom inks

Still don't know who drew this and I'm too lazy to look it up. Still going with Finch as it seems his style. Mostly brush work with a pinch of quill thrown in for good measure. Again it was fun to forget that I don't have to adhere to every line drawn, though I'm sure that attitude would change if it was a real gig. Becoming more and more a brush kinda guy.

I'm beat or I'd write more and since it's Monday (late, I know) this still counts for the three times a week deal.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Slack in the saddle again

Another month gone by with only one post. Cripes. Why even bother, eh? Time to rectify this situation. Hunkered down and decided to sling some ink last night. Couldn't draw to save my soul was the main reason. Had this printout of Doom from some Ultimatum book or something. Think it's Finch's work, but not sure. I started trying to be all perfect and following his every line correctly, but it just wasn't any fun. If you draw that tight why do you need an inker anyway? Just digitally do it and be done.

Then a lightbulb went off in my head.

"You know, this is practice and for fun, right? Why don't you ink how you wanna ink and enjoy the process?"

After that I did start to loosen up and the brush flowed a lot more freely. Don't think I'm going to ink the whole thing, just Doom's mug as the rest of the page is all detailed bookshelves and floors about the size of grains of rice. Some pencillers are like guitar players: all about getting themselves off with their own work. It's not fun and doesn't inspire, it only makes art feel more unattainable to most. Okay, I'm stepping down from the soapbox...

Wanna try to get onto a 3-day-a-week schedule and get those creative juices flowing again. Peace out!