Drink coffee and draw

Totti (J Francis Totti) & Forpe (Darrell Thorpe) have been streaming their work daily on Twitch:

If you’ve never seen it they chat about all things comics while working on their latest projects Big F@#k off Worms & Baron and the Kat.

Here’s some fan art of the guys drawn in clip studio paint.

sixfanarts 2020

Jared of OK Comics list for the #SixFanArts challenge was too good to pass up, I mean c’mon… Marv and an extinct shark together on one page! Pretty awesome!

I roughed out the basic layouts in procreate before going straight to inks in clip studio paint. I initially added some screentone but later found that greyscale shading just seemed to work better.

I really enjoyed this, a much needed distraction during the last few days.

Foodles

Jess Bradley posted some foodles earlier this week:

Super fun, right? I was itching to paint some of my own.

I started out with a simple lasso selection and painted lightly with a large brush before adding shading and opaque highlights on a second layer.

I laughed pretty hard when I added the lil onion tears.

Here’s some more…

Bags

Picked up a lot of awesome books and comics at DCAF this year, the first up on the reading pile is Bags by Patrick McHale and Gavin Fullerton. Gavin discussed some of his work on bags during a talk alongside Declan Shalvey and Phil Barrett at dcaf and I couldn’t wait to grab a copy after seeing some of the preview pages.

Such a great book, I just had to do some quick fan art sketches in procreate based on one of my favourite moments. It’s been a while since I’ve inked anything traditionally so I drew the layout onto watercolour paper before inking with a platinum carbon pen and brush for greywash and black fills.

Carnage

Quick sketches drawn in CSP using the rough pencil.

I finished this head sketch on a bus ride to Dublin, ridiculously pleased with the lil Venom speech bubble.

I spent WAY too long on this before I realised it wasn’t working.

Into the Garvey-verse

Matt Garvey posted this yesterday:

Some fan art of Dave from Untitled Generic Space Comedy to celebrate Matt’s 20th comic launch.

Abandoned fan art sketches of the primary and tertiary characters from UGSC designed by John McFarlane.

Creepy thing

Swamp Thing should be creepy, right?

Drawn using Frenden’s Hawley Inker Random in clip studio paint, I shaded the face roughly and then applied a motion blur before adding further texture in an overlay layer.

Swamp Thing

Benjamin AE Filby gets some great sketch suggestions:

The brush Slick Sable by Frenden gave some great results noodling with those textures and organic forms.

I wanted to expand the head sketch to a full figure and started by roughing out the layout, then blocking in the basic shapes and shading. I went straight to work on the details of the foliage, copying and pasting as much as possible, creating random in-betweens to avoid repetition.

I didn’t really achieve what I wanted from the drawing, the figure is static and the anatomy is lost in the details of the fungus, branches and greenery.

I roughed out a second layout that feels right for the character and there’s also ample space to include the background of the swamp itself.

Deaths Head

I posted this quick sketch for #DrawDeathsHeadDay back in March:

#DeathsHeadDay is an annual celebration of the character Deaths Head created by writer Simon Furman and artist Geoff Senoir. The freelance peacekeeping agent debuted in Marvel UK’s Transformers #113 (1987) but my first exposure was in the pages of Overkill when the Marvel UK run of titles replaced the character with Deaths Head 2.

I’m trying to get better at finishing up initial sketches so roughed up a quick full figure in procreate and completed it over the course of a few evenings.

Had a lot of fun with the eyes on this and other tiny details that are totally lost when you export the image… the joys of digital drawing, yes?

Alien Day 2019

I initially abandoned this first set of rough sketches for #AlienDay.

It was only when @omarcomics pointed out the leaping pose, I decided to enlarge the thumbnail and see if I could finish it in procreate.

I really liked the basic silhouette that I roughed out in the initial sketches and tried to retain the energy of the jump when drawing the pencil outlines.

I quickly spotted the blacks using a large round brush and then erased with a fine pencil to create the details around the mouth and neck.

A default spatter brush was used to soften the edges and add texture.

I experimented with a variety of backgrounds but settled on using a large distressed brush to add motion lines combined with a textured overlay layer.