The Silver Surfer painting was just about flat enough to scan. It’s probably the first time I’ve scanned a watercolour sketch and the colours have been pretty close to the original. I lost a little of the darker patches of space so burned them back in with a bit of the Burn tool in Photoshop
Really looking forward to the new Moon Knight series by Declan Shalvey and Warren Ellis. Reworked an older Moon Knight sketch from earlier this month into the new outfit that will feature in the series, designed by Declan.
Thor sketch from today.
I was going through a bunch of old sketchbooks and found some old watercolour sketches, including this one of Thor. I thought I’d have a stab at reworking a couple of the problems like the wonky hand and hammer etc.
Earlier today I posted up some pencils for a Hulk sketch I was really pleased with. I got a lot of really great feedback on twitter, including Ron Salas asking if he could ink it.
Please go check out Ron’s ink’s here, there’s very few artists who really handle strong, dynamic lighting very well, but Ron is definitely one of them. He translated EXACTLY what I was aiming for with the lighting from my pencils, which were pretty loose, that in itself is really encouraging because it means that I did my job with the pencils and got what I wanted to communicate down on the page. But it is a little frustrating because I couldn’t manage the same with my own inks, which you can see here.
Thanks to Ron for taking the time out to do that, seeing how someone else interprets my work has been really eye-opening and incredibly useful to me as a learning tool.
Punisher sketch scanned in.
I didn’t do myself any favours posing his gun arm like that. It’s a tricky angle and I don’t think I pulled it off completely. There’s something not looking right in the thumb/heel of the palm area, and I think the gun overall might be a little small.
Oh well, if you don’t practice the tricky stuff you’ll never improve I guess.