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.

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.

Cosmic Ghost Rider

Pretty awesome to get a signal boost like this from Donny Cates:

Really like the look of this character, retro spaceman with death metal energy, couldn’t help but picture these guys when I was drawing those shoulder pads.

Had a lot of fun with the texture details on the armour adding dents, slices and other battle damage.