Sunday, August 31, 2008

"I am Iron Man!"

So far it's going well. After a good result w/ Snake Eyes, I thought I'd give this style of sketching another try. This time...Iron Man. He's probably one of my favourite characters of all time. I used to be soooo into the old Iron Man comics way back when I was a little kid. I used to think he was so cool from the repulsor rays that shot out of his hands, right down to the cheesy (and utterly useless) roller skates that came out of his feet. Remember that?! Anyhoo, the last time I drew Iron Man was for the Marvel/Guiding Light comic special, which I had a lot of fun on. One of these days I have to post my original pencils for that project. Back to Iron Man, I have to say that Adi Granov is one incredible designer. I've never seen Iron Man look as good as he does now. And his work on Iron Man the movie was even more inspiring. This sketch is based on Granov's earliest design. Obviously he edited the design since then, especially with the movie. I think I'm going to take a stab at sketching the movie version of Iron Man down the the meantime, enjoy the sketch!

God Bless!


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Snake Eyes

Geez, it's been over a year since my last post...where did all the time go?! Well, I've got a bunch of sketches coming down the pipeline so hopefully this will make up for lost time. I was scoping out the internet and found a sneak peek pic of Ray Park as Snake Eyes in the new GI Joe movie that's supposed to come out next year (?). Gotta say it looks pretty cool. Kinda wished that Destro had the metal head, tho. And Marlon Wayans?! I'm not entirely sure if that was a good call...but hey, let's see how the trailer turns out.

Okay, back to Snake Eyes...I did this rough sketch but found that I wanted to take it a little further. I remember watching a couple of my friends sketching at some cons waaay back and decided to give it a try. Before I hit pencil or in this case, ink to paper I had to pick up some extra supplies. Right now my current tools of choice are Faber Castell Pitt artist brush pens, Pilot DR Drawing pens, ShinHan Art Touch double-tip markers and a Pentel fine point correction pen. So to get this sketch done, I start with a light (but pretty messy) sketch and then I use a kneaded eraser to lighten up my lines to use as a base for my ink lines. I used to rely on non-repro blue but found that it messes up my art. Next, I start with the Pilot DR (at this point, I'm scared to death...I've tried inking my work in the past with disastrous results) and then use a black Pitt brush pen to fill in my blacks and add depth to some of my lines. Then it's off to graytone Pitt brush pens and Touch markers to layer on my tones. After all is said and done, my finishing touch is a correction pen to add highlights. Pretty happy with the results so far and I'm looking forward to seeing how this will impact my work.