Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wrestler Zero versus The Demons (Take 2)

I wanted to take another swing at my previous post and here it is. On to the next one...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wrestler Zero versus The Demons

Pencil and ink on smooth Bristol board. Tools used: HB mechanical pencil, Dixon/Ticonderoga B pencil, Pitt Brush pen and Micron Pigmas in the .005 and .02 range.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The finished re-do.

Here's the finished re-do of what I posted two entries ago. It was interesting to pencil without inking. It meant that I had to think as if I were inking but with my pencil. Speaking of pencils I've become a recent convert to mechanical ones. I used a Prismacolor HB thick lead and two Alvin HB leads in the .03 and .05 range.  As with all drawings this was a learning experience and perhaps the beginning of a breakthrough for me.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Re-Do: part one.

This is part one of the re-do of my previous post. There's still lots of work to do but so far so good.  I'm not going to ink this piece which is why the pencils are so tight.  Ordinarily I do ink my work and I wouldn't have this much graphite on the page. However, I'm approaching this image as if someone else was going to ink it.  Once it's finished I'm going to make some good quality copies and ink one of them just to see how it would look inked.  I'm going to explore doing more pencilled images because that's one of the many areas where I need to improve. It's too easy to leave a lot of the work for the ink stage thus depriving me of the chance to work on the foundation of an image or page.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Strike Two.

Greetings. This is the artistic equivalent of knowingly watching a bad movie all the way to the end because you already sat through the first third. The idea is good but the execution is poor.  The same is true for the preceeding post (La Maxima).  If a drawing isn't working in the pencil stage then don't bother trying to "save it" in the inks. Fix the pencils.  I'm done trying to reinvent the wheel. I really need to absorb my influences instead of merely admiring them.   Time for two do-overs. Stay tuned...