Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The beans, furries, and tiki heads on the page suggest I was in a cartoony mood this draw night, but the point of interest for me is the inked drawing on the right, which started as a really round, simple-lined drawing with as much curves and emphasis on lack of detail and corners. Ottley's inks changed the feeling, adding those detail and edges and transforming it to something different. The relationship between penciller and inker in comics is something that always interested me as a kid, and even more interesting when applied to my own doodles.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Bold and the Beautiful

I remember starting this page expressly wanting to draw an effeminate man with a unibrow, and I'm not sure when that urge will strike again. The rest is pretty standard fare, but I was happy with a reaction to the page: though I usually share my drawings with Jen when I come home from draw night, and she'll casually look over them and give me some acknowledgement, this time she mentioned that she rather liked the figure in the upper right. I'm always curious when something catches her eye that isn't a cartoony little bean character.