More work doodles, this time with some notes on conversations Ryan and I have been having about the state of mainstream comics and comic retail. Ryan encouraged me to post my thoughts on these topics but I haven't gathered up the courage yet. I felt a lot more in my element writing about games.
While thumbing through artist sketchbooks Ryan has bought over the years, I was enjoying me some Wendling and I read that she doesn't like to erase when she draws, preferring instead to doodle the same pose over and over. I believe the thought behind it is that there are positive elements in art that come from not retracting that can be disrupted when erasing to achieve something else -- as though twisting the arm of a drawing can hurt it. It was an interesting notion, so I started doodling without erasing to see what it might look like -- the drawings numbered 1-3.
At work, after reading some Joe the Barbarian, I wondered if mice / rats would be good for my game and I fiddled around with them without getting much traction. Also, on the lower-left is a guy with his hands gesturing. He was my attempt at drawing someone that gestures like I do. I don't think I got the effect quite right, as my hands flop around a lot while I talk.
At draw night it was time for lots of random stuff. The thought occurred to me that I don't draw tattoo'd people that often, and apparently I'm not that good at it when I do. The most fun on the page, I think, is the soldier on the bottom of the page. I wanted to give him a name but have no idea how that one popped in my head.