I pencilled this drawing an age ago, finally got around to inking then colouring. My first pass at colouring was done on procreate on the ipad, but I have some terrible habitual problems with procreate – an over reliance on the same brush tools being the main one, which fools me into thinking I’ve done something really nice, but it does tend to give everything the same texture. I have the same problems in Manga Studio, but I’m more willing to forgive myself (probably because the resolution is so much higher).
I was commissioned by Adam Crossingham to do a cover for Sixtystone Press‘s WWII RPG game “Investigator Weapons: World War 2″ (which, unless I’m mistaken, promises WWII action and Cthulu style monsters), the book should be out early next year, but you can see the cover now…
(some notes: traditional pencils, with digital inking in Manga Studio 5EX – colours also in MS5EX)
I know, I know. I’ve missed a few. Ah ha! Got ya! I’ve been drawing but not scanning, so here’s a catchup –
(ok, there’s still a few missing, whatcha gonna do!)
If you like to buy any of these, hit me up in the comments (or the contact me page) £50 for any of them, £60 for killer croc (spot colour) and £60 for MODOK (spot colour – they both have a red ink spot colour, but I’ve rejigged the colours here for variety)
Droids is drawing to a close, sadly! the constant fear that I will incur the wrath of Tharg is keeping awake at night (well, that and the incredible gut pain I’ve been suffering from… possibly related…?)
Real struggle with the face on this piece. Half assed attempt at a Bruce Timm face fell so short of the mark that it wasn’t even in the same neighbourhood as the mark. Drawing female faces (esp attractive female faces) has always been a struggle for me. At times like this I try and think of an artist who does it a lot better than me, and who’s art style has a certain compatibility with mine (albiet mine is usually a pale shadow of theirs) so I cracked open Darkness Calls by Duncan Fegrado, but just the magical act of opening the book helped, so in the end I didn’t even still anything. Weird.
This is for my son, Thomas, who loved the movie and this moment in particular.
I tried to quickly ink this, using a pen (rotring ticky graphics .4) and a marker but it was horrible, looked flat and dead and scratchy and just all round amateurish. Picked up a brush and reinked it – superfast, not at all taking time to get it right but the speed inking with a brush beats the pants off speed inking with a marker.