Hey look! I’ve been dying to do something like this for ages, and lo! a little app called “Foldify” did appear for the ipad. Now, foldify is fun – but can’t let you do exactly what I wanted to do, so I ended up printing out a folidify foldey paper dude and drawing my own. Print it out, cut it out and glue it together and hang it from your christmas tree!
I recommend you get some paper glue, you can use sellotape (as I did) but it’s a right pain in the patooie.
Mean Machine, pen and ink and coloured in MS5. This might be this years christmas card. On account of how late it is. (Though, the danger is, I send to US people who have NO idea who mean machine angel is, or why the numbers are significant…!)
So, er… we’re all still here then. Bum, I didn’t bother doing a sketch until late, just in case. Anyhue, here’s Marvel’s Apocalypse character. One of many massive chinned uber villains who count Thanos, and Darkseid among their lot. Though I know very little about Apocalypse. (I’m not even 100% sure that’s his name…)
Still, hope you like. (15 Minute colour sketch in Manga Studio)
I love MS5, I love my cintiq. I think I’ve made some fairly passable stabs at digital inking, but you know what? for pure satisfaction in your work, there’s NOTHING beats getting some ink out and using a pen (and, eventually, I’m gonna get back into using the brush, assuming my fingers are still capable of it…)
Written by Rob Williams, drawn by your humble host (who also lettered it and coloured it, but don’t let my massive contribution take anything away from Rob, who banged it out in five minutes between things), here is part 1 of a Christmas Story.
A quick painted sketch, painted in gloppy thick acrylics that haven’t been opened in almost a year. I do love painting, but I’ve never done much of it. If I was rich, and had all the time in the world, I think I’d explore it a lot more.
Any hue, here’s a half hour painting… (Which, if I pick up inks in the next few days I might rework…)
Ok, I’ll be honest, after a fortnight of drawing purely digitally, it feels very much like the joy of drawing has been stolen from me and replaced with some sort of mechanical heart. I’ve become the TInman. I’ve drawn a cover, a couple of pages and innumerable sketches, but don’t feel like I’ve done a single thing.
Don’t get me wrong, the digital drawing tools are amazing. Pencilling in manga studio looks like the real thing.
But it isn’t.
I sat and started doodling in my sketchbook and I’m happier, and felt freeier and more creative.
I’ll always use digital tools, and I may eventually move over to them fully, but not yet.
Here’s a page of sketches. See if you can spot Santa…
I love Zombo, it’s a bonkers 2000AD tale as told by Henry “Mad Genius” Flint and Al “Mad Genius” Ewing.
Here’s the digital pencils and digital colours. Manga Studio 5. The tinsel was a simple single shape that I turned into a “ribbon” allowing me to draw the tinsel in organic curves from one shape. Pretty nifty. Then I layered it on top of itself for the many bright colours.