I had a drawing session last night with Ryan Ottley, Tom Scholes, and Jon Diesta. Derek Hunter and his wife, Rachel stopped in just to say "hi," and later on, we were joined by Jeff Chapman and a really nice buddy of his who I've met before and whose name escapes me (I need to quit doing that).
Anyway, things started off with the usual goofing off. Since I had built up about a two month beard (shaved today) I had to have a dude with a beard on the page. Ryan Ottley asked about how I approach heads and threw one out (upper-right corner) to give him an idea. I will approach heads a bit differently depending on whether I am starting a drawing with the head or need to put a head on an existing body, because I used to have a really hard time getting the size of the head right when doing the latter.
After that page, we decided to do some pose-swapping. This is really fun to do just because my drawings are usually in repose or all twisty and weird, and Ryan, for example, has such a super heroey style that doesn't come naturally. So we each traded some sketched up poses and filled them in with our own interpretations. On the second drawing, Tom put some abstract shapes in for a background, Ryan did the poses for the two people hitting each other, and Jon added the demon pulling on the one guy's hair. I roughed in the sketch and thought it was fun, and handed it back to Tom to shade in, because he usually does these little grayscale thumbnails of environments when he comes to draw, and I thought it would be nice to flesh out. But I think it was a mean request since the page was so big and it was so "liney," which isn't his cup of tea. So I think it got a little messy but it's still fun to see. Oh, and I went crazy with a penis, again. Yay, me.
Ryan had another pose lying around, so I asked Tom to fill in the background with his abstract scenery shape-things, and I threw more doodley stuff down. You may be able to still see some of the original pose lines on the drawings. I think the tentacle guy was just another humanoid, but I thought the vaguely piratey fella should punch something with tentacles. Is it wearing pants, or does it just have pant-like legs???
Finally, things were topped off with a little more last-minute goofing.