Illustrations and practice

So here it is, a dump of art and practice. School is in session still and can you believe I have NOTHING to show you of animation? I can. My school is terrible and I made a bad choice, but I can’t just sit here and stew about it. So I’ve decided to do my own teachins from the wonderful blogs out there made by my favorite artists. So here’s a quick illustration dump!

Below is an illustration I made for a good friend’s birthday, we call him Devo Pug!

Below is a failed attempt to make a Halloween comic everyday of the week until Halloween but work got to be a little much, but I got two done so I’m fine with that! These were all done strictly digital. No pencil sketch before hand (which is what I prefer) but it was an experiment to do VERY fast comics with loose simple characters.


And in order to better understand line width and Illustrator and Photoshop inking principles I’ve decided to use pencil sketches from cartoonist’s who have influenced me and ink over them digitally. I’m hoping that by doing this I will get faster at inking, because right now that’s the bit that’ll slow me down. I used images from John K’s blog and an inking template from Sher Cohen’s (two people I highly recommend checking out and Soon I’ll be experimenting with my own brushes.

This one was done in Illustrator:

I think this was the better of the two. Illustrator and Photoshop are there own entities, I find that Illustrator gives a little more stiffness to the drawing, but I can work that out with practice. The boy on the right’s elbow is to jagged for a John K drawing though. IF YOU WORK WITH ILLUSTRATOR I WOULD ADVISE YOU TO OVERSHOOT THE LINES.

And this is the one done in Photoshop:

I like Photoshop’s inking, taht’s the program tha twill just take me longest. I’ve read lots of different things about how people digitally ink. Many perfer Photoshop to Illustrator and vice versa. I find both to have their own qaulities, Photoshop gives me more control of the curve in the line, but Illustrator’s line weight is far greater. It depends on what you’re looking for really. John K seems to really put emphasis on line weight, so Illustrator is the best for his work, but I won’t rest til it can get done in Photoshop too!

Until next time!



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