Thursday 27 December 2012

Another Conan Sketch

Still playing around with the new G-nib fountain pen -- it does tend to dry up a bit if I'm not constantly using it, but that's the only negative so far.  It partners really nicely with the Pentel Pocket Brush so I'm thinking of doing the next few work things with these tools to see if the romance continues.

The last Conan sketch was rather popular and I've been asked to do a few commissions as a result  -- the above is one of the few I accepted.  It's a sketch card on 2.5x3.5" Bristol.


Friday 14 December 2012

New Pen Conan Head Sketch

Bought a new pen from Jetpens -- it's a Tachigawa fine G-nib fountain pen and I think I'm falling in love with it even before it's fully broken in.  The brushy bits are with a Pentel Pocket Brush.


Tuesday 4 December 2012

Steroid-blasted Square Peg

I see some over-muscled drawings of Batman and Superman practically every day and I usually shrug and ignore them, but I've just saw a few by people who should really know better.

I may be really old school about this, but Superman is supposed to be able to pass as a regular human and doesn't need to look like a failed Hulk.

My fave Supes is a toss-up between Steve Rude's or Adam Hughes' versions with Neal Adams' 70s take almost in there as well.