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Working Blue

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Yep, still occasionally drawing naked ladies. The paper was actually white, but as I was rolling through my Photoshop presets I thought of today’s title.

Face It, I Got Nothin’

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I sketched this a few days ago, but it accurately represents the way I feel when I have nothing interesting to post!

Fill In The Blanks

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As suspected, I got more done in class than I did all week at home.

Invisible Art

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I seem to have a hard time being productive outside of class, so I went ahead and laid out the panels and dialogue for the entire book, and tonight in class I’ll work on filling in the actual artwork.

Perpetually Bananas

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I’m constantly redrawing the first two panels. Not sure why I masochistically started off the comic with several close-ups of hands.

Amanpourly Rendered

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Bored at work? Draw what’s on the screen! (Unless it’s a spreadsheet. That’s boring.)

Shrinky Ink

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Maybe this is just another form of procrastination, but I wanted to see how my inking would look shrunk down to the size in which I’ll be printing my comic book. As you can see, I’m not really shrinking it all that much. A real comic book artist might work on an 11×17 sheet, but I’m sticking to letter size for convenience sake.

Forming Lines

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One of the panels I’ll be inking any day now for my graphic novel. (Actually, I’ll probably redraw this completely, but I had to post something!)

Inkin’ Lincoln

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I just got back from seeing “Lincoln,” a movie about the wacky hijinks that ensue when a skinny, big-eared guy from Illinois is elected to his second term as President. Great movie, even though I had to sit in the front row and weave my craned neck in the air in order to soak in all the historical goodness.

25 Cents, Cheap!

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Tonight in class I started in on my penciling for the final product. And I think I’ve decided that I’d rather do most of my penciling on the computer; it’s much easier to revise, and less carpal tunnel-y. However, I still want to ink by hand. So once I’ve “penciled” on the computer, I can print it out and then use my handy LightPad to ink.

To that end, I’ve ordered and fallen in love with yet another pen. This one is a disposable brush penĀ that is very forgiving of my shaky paw. Here’s an example:

Might not seem like much, but that’s about as nuanced as I can get at that size. And the final product will be reduced to about the size of a dime.