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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

My Sketch Reaction To The PROKO Structuring Method

Hey, Stan Prokopenko really draws meta-brilliantly and has the knack to inspire and motivate eager students! Just check THIS out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqxPHew5bGQ

My humble excercise based on the video-clip's influence looks like this:


It appears I'll dust-off my old sketchbooks and revisit their remaining blank interiors..!

A Littlebit Different Pussy

(c)DarkBrain LLC - digital, thoroughly paperless [photoreferenced] drawing

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Currently On My Drawing Desk...

(c)DARKBRAIN LLC - co-created by the Publisher and EIC Andrew Zar, Esq. and Yours Truly
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Work in progress on the newest - and apparently my very last episode about the adventures of the intrepid feline human beauty, up to her (un)usual shenanigans...

Penciled as a tier-one third of the whole comicbook page on A4-sized Slovenian bristol paper. Pentel P207 mechanical pencil used with HB 0.7 lead in it. Lots of erasing, kneaded eraser applied.
Inked with gorgeous Dutch TALENS black ink, using almost forgotten Hunt 108 mapping point nib and Winsor-Newton Series 7, size 3 brush - the old one they used to make more than 3 decades ago. Yes, I still have one saved (the rest of the ten I bought had the sable hair EATEN BY MOTHS, all nine of them).
Half-tone patterns added via CS3 Filters.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Part Of A Panel From My Latest Pissy Pussy Episode





(c)DarkBrain LLC
Co-created by the Publisher & EIC Andrew Zar, Esq. & me
Digitally drawn by me, using Wacom Intuos4, SAI Painting Program & CS3


Friday, 12 July 2013

Proko ROKKKS!

Quite accidentally I've stumbled upon the phenomenal method of quick gestural sketching demonstrated by Stan Prokopenko.

http://www.proko.com/

I can't find enough words of praise for the man and his relaxed 'it's easy to be done, just go with the flow' approach to understanding how a human figure functions in an illusional space, being dynamic and NOT rigid even in 'passive poses'.

This can't be recommended enough..!

Go for it and - above all - enjoy.

You won't be sorry. Like, ever!

Salut,
B.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Further Adventures in PhotoReference Land

Shy girl with a furniture size problem, hiding her bosom

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Artwork is thoroughly paperless/digital,
©Me

Monday, 22 April 2013

PhotoReference Can't Be Bad

The older I am, the more I wonder why did I resist the use of photos for the reference..?
Could it be the youthful pride that 'I don't want crutches if I can walk' or fear that I might become 'too dependant on documentation'..?
Or, is it plain lazyness?
Whatever.






This is the gorgeous Denise Masino - https://www.facebook.com/DeniseMasino1?fref=ts - and on this link you can find the photo referenced for this thoroughly digital drawing, no paper sketch at all, just Wacom Intuos4 tablet and a wee program called SAI plus touch-ups in CS3.

Okay, I've posted here some photo-ref'd drawings already, I no longer want to hide the fact that besides pin-ups I sometimes grab compositions for my comics panels from photographic images that suit the storytelling needs.
There.
I said it.