Thursday, September 14, 2006

Look Out! It's Raining Giant Tires!

By request, here is a Superman sketch. Don't really know where the idea came from. This is one of those extremely rare times when I did a line drawing completely in Photoshop. It's one of the weird things I've found about drawing in the's
actually easier in a lot of ways to do a fully rendered painting than a simple line drawing. When painting, you're dealing with blobby shapes more than you are with precise linework. You can hide and fuss your shapes till they're right. With linework it's
different. It seems like my shaky handwork is amplified by the wacom tablet. It required a different approach that is less dependant on a flashy line. Instead of trying to make my lines look good, I designed my drawing in a way that avoided a lot
of linework--the forms being brought out by contrasting black shapes against white/white against black. The black against
white thing was present with Alex Toth on my mind a lot lately. I hope to do more of this type of drawing in the future. Perhaps doing my next comic this way. This will be helped once I buy that Cintique tablet, which will make it much easier.


At Friday, September 15, 2006 at 3:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

Awesome! Love that Superfella is saving a siamese cat on the bigger version. Heheh.

At Friday, September 15, 2006 at 3:40:00 PM PDT, Blogger BKO said... you will have to do that Spawn drawing!!! Where's your Marvel love?!?! ALways amazing me !

At Friday, September 15, 2006 at 6:46:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Tell ya what, bko---I'll add some Marvel love if you add some of your own on your own ever-lovin blog first! You haven't posted in a while and I'm missing my fix! ; )

Crazy-Siamese cats are light colored with black faces and feet. This guy is all black except his feet. Not sure what kind of cat that would be...

At Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 5:46:00 PM PDT, Blogger James Baker said...

I really like this one, Benton. Really great. A comic in that style would be pretty powerful...


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