Morning! It's Monday, which means there's a new CN:H page up on the site. It also means I'll be spending the day doing clean sketches. Cool! Aside from coloring, sketching is my favorite part. Hell, I like all of it, except for inking. I just don't enjoy inking.
Anyway, I've a few sketchbook pages to share with you this morning. I've been reading Neal Adams: The Sketch Book over the weekend and it's inspiring me to try being a little looser with my sketches. Dropping the pen and going with good old pencil. The goal is to avoid erasing and just see what happens.
This first one is Max running through the Goblin Market, causing chaos. A possible cover idea for Issue 16.
As for this page, just more male torso practice using Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing as a reference. It was getting late at this point, and I was becoming rather tired.
So far, I'm enjoying the results. The only problem is the pencil tends to smudge. Since I draw on both sides of the pages, that could be a problem. I should probably switch to drawing on one side only, but I don't like the idea of leaving an empty page. I could use that page! It'd also mean I'd go through sketchbooks faster. While they're not too expensive - the ones I use are a little over $6 at Dick Blick - I'm not sure I have storage space for all those sketchbooks. I still haven't figured out what to do with them once they're full.
"I just keep coming back to this: comic books are not something to be ashamed of."
-- Eric Reynolds