sam kieth inspired hulk sketchbook drawing
maybe it’s better in black and white?
sam kieth inspired hulk sketchbook drawing
maybe it’s better in black and white?
trying to get a little better every day in 2021
here’s a few composition studies of a few of the masters. vermeer, leyendecker, and nc wyeth
Prompt: bulk. That leads me to bulkhead. I looked at a lot of pictures of bulkheads on memory alpha. I looked at a lot of pictures of bulkheads for boats on the internet. I’m still not sure what a bulkhead is.
But Kirk ran into it.
You can visit (or revisit) my Zelda themed Inktober 2019, where I did some strong work but ran out of steam and time halfway during the month. In 2018 I completed a Metal Gear themed Inktober, and 2017 was my first themed Inktober featuring the world’s greatest detective.
My first impulse was to not participate this year. I felt I didn’t have any ideas.
Then your brain starts working on it in the background.
“You could do this for Inktober,” your brain says. “Or you could do this.” Then your brain says, “Of course! This is what you should do.” And your brain is right, so then you have no choice but to do it.
Then you pick up the pencil and get it moving. Just drawing simple shapes and lines suggests ideas.
Before I know I know it, I’m doing actual research to help ignite more more ideas, and I’m off and running.
I’ll talk more about the research and all the prep work I’m doing in September to prepare for Inktober so that next month, all I have to do is ink.
I’ve talked about this before, but at the start of every month I start a new sketchbook.
This month’s sketchbook happened to be one of those mead composition books that comix artist Lynda Barry loves. So in honor of that, I’ve been filling it up with comix.
I divide the page up in to 4 panels, than sprinkle in text as I move through my day.
I don’t always have an idea for an accompanying image in the panel, so I leave them blank.
Then, a few days later I revisit the panels. Re-reading them helps spark an idea, and I’ll make a drawing.
i’ve been watching a lot of star trek the last few months
would be fun to do some comics with these little guys
drew this while watching ‘one planet’ on netflix.
trying to get faster (and looser, obviously) with watercolor so i’m going to keep doing more of these tv sketches and keep dropping my standards
(tv sketch definition: sketch done while the tv is on)
the last couple of nights when drawing with wendy mac before bed, little guy has been cutting up his drawings and pasting them in his sketchbook and mine, collage style.
based on the pile of leftover paper triangles, i think he enjoys the physicality of cutting the paper more than the act of drawing.
the orange puppy i drew is my childhood stuffed toy, Orange Puppy. Drawing your stuffed toy was the latest assignment in Wendy Mac’s Draw Together.
For the last week or so, Little Guy and I have been drawing with Wendy Mac before bedtime.
This was my peacock drawing from yesterday, made with crayon and ink.
Little Guy likes to grab a few bowls or pots and pans and some ingredients and ‘cook’ at the kitchen table. (Last time he did this, he said, ‘I need to cook this now, and slid the pan underneath the table, just like putting it in the oven.)
Saturday he made oatmeal soup. in the sketch above he’s getting ready to test it. he’s way more optimistic than i was about his dish.
Here’s the recipe, near as I could tell:
I think he and I both agreed that pretending to eat it was more delicious than actually eating it.
not sure why.
see for yourself
organizing the studio last week and dug up these marker drawings i drew about a year and a half ago of little guy while he was drawing:)
i’m writing this while sitting in the waiting room of a tire shop.
the valve stem on the front driver side tire broke.
i walked over to the grocery store while waiting for the tow. a lot of holes on the shelves. crowded. a nervous energy. i bought some canned goods.
while organizing the studio today i found a couple of drawings from about a year or more ago.
the only time i can draw him is when he’s sitting still.
and he sits still when he draws:)
and drawing ornithopters and sandworms…
dune’s been on my to read list for awhile now
i expected it to be a slog, but it’s not. it really moves
the first chapter throws a lot at you, but after that it goes non-stop
star wars owes so much to dune, but elements of the novel seem to pop up a lot in other, unexpected areas of pop culture as well
(i’m thinking of metal gear solid’s sneak suit and skull suit owe a lot to the stillsuit of dune)
but maybe even more interesting than the influence of dune, are the influences on dune
i can’t wait to dig in there
i know so little about frank herbert, but he must have been off – the – charts brilliant
no one asked for chubby batman
but here it is anyways
i didn’t love link’s poses in yesterday’s comic, so today i tried to push them a little bit more – make them more natural
here is today’s comic with a little color
even more importantly, when posting my comic to instagram yesterday, i discovered that linktober was already a thing!
jake parker’s inktober 2019 is here!
and i’m pretty excited because i’m adding a few wrinkles to make the challenge of doing an inked drawing every day even more challenging for me
here’s the deal, coming at you in 4 parts:
if you’ve been following the blog the past few days, you’ll have noted that i’ve been playing the super nintendo game, ‘link to the past’ for a few minutes before bed
i decided that this year my inktober theme would be zelda, so that i could count playing video games as research:)
once again, i’m using jake parker’s official prompt list as my jumping off point. this time in the world of zelda. Day 1 is ‘ring.’
to further raise the stakes in 2019, i’ve decided to do a 4 panel inked comic every day
and to raise the stakes even further i’ve decided to clean the comics up digitally, add a little color, and post them so you can read them straight through.
i’m calling this year’s legend of zelda themed inktober: Linktober
I’ll be selling the original strips in the store. They’re done on 9 inch x 12 inch bristol board.
Free inkstains with every drawing.
And if that’s not enough inktobering for you, feel free to visitinktobers of years past.
ignited by recent reviews of the link’s awakening remake i’ve been itching to play a zelda game
i found a list of the best zeldas and decided on a link to the past, originally on snes
right before bed i’ve been getting a few minutes of gameplay on an online emulator
i really should be doing other things, but there’s something about the zelda games celebration of exploration that i must be craving now
the opening of the game is fantastic. it takes place in the rain – so moody. i wish there was more weather in video games. and movies. more weather in everything really
my only complaint is the enemies. wish i could remove them all from the game. i’d just wander hyrule collecting treasure, discovering hidden passages, and solving puzzles. (i’d only draw my sword to mow down bushes)
previously on screentone: video games
didn’t expect to dig rescue bots – the toys looked like they barely transformed, so i didn’t expect much out of the show
i expected a boring version of transformers
i was wrong
we’ve been watching the first season
colors and character design are great
most of all, it’s nice to have a superhero show where the problems can’t be solved with punching
the rescue bots just help people – while trying to figure out how to work together as a team
good stuff for toddlers and preschoolers
most of everything i do doesn’t go anywhere
case in point: these 3 comic page layouts
did them a few years ago
might as well dig them out and throw them on the web log
maybe one day you’ll see them in some other form
but for now you can watch them go by in a few seconds
i must have read the comic book adaptation a hundred times as a kid…
doodled bones and kirk while watching star trek 3 the search for spock
hadn’t seen it in years (you can read my inauthentic haiku review on letterboxd where i’ve been writing inauthentic haiku reviews for the latest movies i’ve watched)
admittedly kirk in this doodle is a little more ‘wrath of khan’ than ‘search for spock’ (i love the ‘wrath of khan’ uniforms)
and man, shatner’s likeness is way more difficult to capture than deforest kelley’s. something about kirk’s posture in this sketch helped quite a bit
previous star trek mentions on screentone:
drew some pixel trees for my unplayable video game
because i just don’t have enough unfinished projects:)
brad in june
ponies in july
little digital warm up