Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Big Bad Ass with Spiky Hair and Pads

Yes, that's his "OFFICIAL" name. I sketched this guy and scanned him in the other day to get some practice at coloring with the wacom tablet. He's not done obviously, but I think it's coming along pretty well. His face is messed up and slanted, but he was just a rough sketch to practice on. Hopefully future doodles won't be so Sloth-like (Goonies reference, of course).

I'm not sure I'll finish him, because more pressing PC work like school and this weekend's strip are hanging over me, but it's good to see that an amateur artist can get some pretty fun results just effing around with the tablet.

Indeed, it's likely my best purchase since the Wii back in November. Consumerism FTW.


heather (errantdreams) said...

hey, you're showing noticeable progress from sketch to sketch. nice!

Bildo said...

Thanks, Heather. It's been a long time since I really tried to improve my drawing.

The strip, created on a whime after spending a lot of time reading graphic novels and online comics, has really made me focus on improving my techniques and just plain having fun drawing again like I used to in grade school.

I'm glad you like watching the progress. :)

Heather (errantdreams) said...

It's one of my favorite things about reading multiple books by an author---I like seeing how they're improving their craft. I dunno; I get a real kick out of watching an author evolve over time. It's particularly neat because I come into contact with so many would-be writers who think they're so great they don't need to improve, and you know if you're seeing improvement that you've got a writer who understands they must continue to learn. That's just cool. I tend to feel the same way about those comics I read online; I like watching artists' styles evolve. I've watched both Applegeeks and Penny Arcade evolve in particularly impressive and noticeable ways over time.