Monday, November 7, 2016

1990's Cyclops

This is one of the inktober sketches that I didn't get a chance to ink. I couldn't go to sleep last night so I finally got up and started to ink it. This was the version of Cyclops that I grew up with. Looking back now his costume is pretty weird and I wonder what is it's function. Why so many straps and pockets?

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Marvels

Hello again, it has been close to if not more than a week since posting last. I must say Inktober got crazy there at the end. I have been sitting on the last few sketches for a week now trying to get the energy to ink them. Come on it was Halloween and the World Series, what's a guy supposed to do. So this was technically Inktober Day 26's artwork.

I started this drawing as just a doodle on a sketch pad during work. Wolverine was the first character that I got down, then Spiderman, Captain, and finally Iron Man. I have drawn these characters so much that I didn't have to look at photos or reference in regards to their postures. So ultimately I felt good about that. When it came time to ink the drawing a few nights ago I realized that I had just drawn the characters and no background, so it looked like they were just floating around. I decided to draw a city.

I am trying to get better at spotting my blacks. This means finding those large areas of ink that are supposed to convey shadows or just conveying a dark colored object. I've always had a hard time with this because after I made all the linework (think like a coloring book) I always assumed that I was finished. What I am finding is creating shadows with ink gives the drawing depth and makes the finished illustration more interesting.

On a side note I have started to put my artwork up for sale on my etsy store: