Note: The following was originally posted on the old LordBlognStuff page on Monday, September 20, 2010. You may read the original article here.
I’ve actually got several new drawings coming down the pike, but this is the only one that was properly inked for scanning. This one is also more cartoony, as the rest are more realistic object studies and such.
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I’m dissatisfied with his left arm and the way it looks so limp. Also, I think the angle of his hand is awkward. Fingernails don’t look so good, I need to find a way to either improve them or simply not draw them. His right arm actually took longer than the rest of the entire picture. I attempted maybe ten times to have his fingers hooked into his belt before I finally gave up. I’ll need a reference picture before I can draw that, I guess.
Some of you might wonder how much digital editing goes into these pictures after I scan them. Some but not a lot is the answer. Mostly I simply resize them from the GIANT size they scan at, and then use an eraser to remove any artifacts of scanning that aren’t part of the actual drawing.
I’ve been reading a lot about the technological singularity and I got Ray Kurzweil’s first book from the library, so stay tuned – I might have an interesting editorial piece about that in the future (probably not)
Observer-dependent physics undermines the gods’ decision three thousand years ago to ban cats from straddling the borders of the netherworld. We won’t have it! – Sokar