jeff smith sketchbook: week 1 (tonight we begin anew)

Next up in my awesome cartoonist study series: Jeff Smith, writer and artist behind comics classic Bone. Again I’ll be sticking to “set piece” drawings and doing as little pencil-prep as possible. After a short break it’s time to push my environmental inking some more! According to this interview, Smith works with a smaller brushContinue reading “jeff smith sketchbook: week 1 (tonight we begin anew)”

new illustration and sketchbook entries

And now for something completely different. I found this castle drawing recently from a pen-and-ink course I took about this time last year. It needed some tweaking and has finally received it. View it in illustration. But wait, there’s more! While I was drawing Watterson environments I also doodled some of my own characters. FindContinue reading “new illustration and sketchbook entries”

watterson sketchbook: week 4 (final)

Goodnight Calvin and Hobbes. With this week’s sketchbook additions comes the end of my Watterson studies, at least for now. It has been a wonderful experience, and I’ve come to appreciate its daily presence. I forgot how much I missed seeing Watterson’s work every morning – just like I did after he originally ended theContinue reading “watterson sketchbook: week 4 (final)”

it’s a start

I’m trying something on my dudeldopp tumblr. By now I’ve come to recognize that drawing environments and inking intimidate me. I generally avoid doing “backgrounds” because I find I’m not very good at them. I’ll only ink drawings I’ve already done, in great detail, with pencil – again, because I’m not very good with ink.Continue reading “it’s a start”