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SKETCH EXERCISE (CHASING SHADOWS) Pt. ii

I attached the second video I made of the Chasing Shadows two page spread. This is mainly to show how I start my process of inking. I also show some of my tools of the trade in these videos. If you feel like commenting to me or just about the video please follow me on Youtube.com.

MegaCon is A Go

This is a recent Batman piece I’m doing for an upcoming Con. I usually don’t draw other company characters but when I do, I try to make the best of it.  This one is already catching the eye of some potential claimers.

Since I am in Florida and back in a place where I can reunite with my friends from down south, I decided to go to Orlando for MegaCon.  It’s a favorite for me and I always have a great time when I go.  I plan on getting a table but not sure if I can.  I will keep you all posted if I do.

Sketch Exercise (Chasing Shadows)

Ok, this is a small treat for those fellow artist out there who want to shoot ideas around to each other. I drew this picture on a 4″ x 6″ sheet of note paper.  I really fell in love with it as I gave more and more detail to the work.sc01Then I realized that it’s on note paper and I would have to do this all over again in the process of tracing or light-boxing or whatever.  This may not happen as often as I would like because I draw comics with panels that have a range of backgrounds, props, and etc.  But for those single shots like this, it was hard for me to stop at ‘just’ a layout.  So what to do?

I am slowly breaking the rules of traditional comic production.  The 11×17 Bristol board, blue line layout, traditional workflow is probably how we all started out.  But I will see promise in even a sketch on a napkin and try my best to keep it alive.  With scanning and digital media, this is possible.  Check out this rework based off a scan of the original sketch.

Still work in progress but what a big leap.
 Still work in progress but what a big leap.

With erase tool and a brush with the same color, I kept the image alive with very little redrawing.

By the way, this is a page in my up coming project “Chasing Shadows”. 

More to come.

Finishing Touches on Dizzy Spells Christmas Special

My family is coming over for the holidays and it’s time for my to finish this in the final stretch.  I have the featured panel to draw with one additional. Then I have to finish rendering the rest of the issue which is about 5 panels or so.

A few people asked why the video I made of me working on this project was not on my site and I really did not have an answer.  I will post the video soon in a new section of the site labeled “Videos”.

Thank you and stay tuned.