Friday, February 24, 2017

Warm-up Sketch Series: Wolverine

My last posted sketch turned into three sequential All-New Wolverine (X-23 for those that don't realize Logan has been dead in comics since 2014) warm-up sketches.  We had Laura go from the Monkey Style flip into two Changquan inspired stances.  As I said a few days ago, she has the real potential for some amazing combat panels.  The toe claws could add a whole new visual layer to many Capoeira and Changquan moves.

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These are all pencil sketches into ink (a weird combo of different pens/brushes).  Lettering and level adjustment done in Photoshop after the scan.  I probably should have redone the middle panel; you can see the levels adjustment is poorly done.

Here are the individual scanned sketches from the final two panels:

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Warm-up Sketch: Wolverine Somersault

I rarely draw my favorite character, Wolverine (Laura Kinney/X-23), because I never quite seem to do her correctly.

My motivation to try again yesterday: I am always interested to see more sequential action panels with her, since she has a wealth of possibilities to draw from.  A vast and diverse skill set + flexibility + acrobatics are a recipe for some excellent visuals.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Warm-up Sketch: Grung Wildling

The Grung appear on pp. 156-157 of the great Volo's Guide for D&D 5E, and I am somewhat desperate to use them in a campaign at some point!  No idea why he is posing like Hulk Hogan however...

"Whatcha gonna do when a Grung goes Wildling on you!?"