17 May, 2014 - Einstein (Manhattan Projects)

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I’m a big fan of the art in Manhattan Projects, by Nick Pitarra. I really like his line weights, and style. Along with Frank Quitely, and Chris Burnham, he’s probably who I’d like to be able to draw like the most.

This drawing is me trying to duplicate one of the characters from issue 12 of Manhattan Projects.

16 May, 2014 - Sweet Dreams

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Sketched Jon while he was sleeping on the couch. Again, playing with line weight of the pen. I sketched this in blue pencil first, and inked after. I used GIMP to remove the blue lines. I de-saturated the Cyan channel, and then played with the Levels to get rid of the remaining gray lines. Not very happy with that result, but it’s not horrible.

15 May, 2014 - Doodles

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I’ve mostly focused on drawing full objects or scenes, but I did a page of small doodles to play with my pen’s line weights.

13 May, 2014 - Antarctic Scenery

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Drawing output has decreased in the past few weeks. I’ve been doing some sketches in preparation for a project I want to take on, but I don’t feel like they’re worthy enough of posting. Mostly just testing layouts, and quick sketches of elements in the scenes.

Here’s one such drawing though that I thought turned out well. It’s a more detailed scene of the Moon and Antarctica drawing I did a while back. When finished, the first drawing in the project will be based off of that.

08 May, 2014 - Grey Markers

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After a very productive April, I’ve had a slow down in May. Mostly due to my day job picking up, and also a little burnt out. I have some layout sketches for a project I’m planning on working on over the next little while that I may post, but I don’t think they’re ready yet.

In preparation for that project, I ordered some grey Faber-Castell PITT artist markers from Amazon to try out. Here’s my first attempts. The top figure uses the 3 cold marker values, and the bottom figure uses the 3 warm greys. I don’t know how much I like them yet. I was hoping for more of a contrast between each marker, and the cold ones all seem really dark. Maybe I’m just not used to working with them yet.

01 May, 2014 - Alan Turing

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Drew Alan Turing in my portraits sketchbook. He’s somewhat of a personal hero to me, and you can read about him here. The first one is my original sketch, and the second is a fixed up one. I overlaid the source image in GIMP and reduced the opacity. It let me see that the forehead was too bulbous and tall, also the mouth position was wrong, and the teeth needed to be lengthened. I wanted to do this one right, but here are both drawings. And here is the source.