Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Post SDCC - yes , this is a bit late but I did want to say thank you to all those who came by our booth during the San Diego Comic Con. I definitely learned a ton , and had an amazing time. Most importantly, got to see old friends and meet new ones. Can't ask for much more than that.

Came home to a stack of work with imminent deadlines, so I'll share these sketches I did while at the SDCC. Still practicing my inks - I have a LONG way to go, so if any of you want to drop me some "inking" tips please feel free! I can use all the help there is. I have some new ideas on how to approach my own way of inking . If the result aren't completely career threatening, I will share. :)

Thanks again everyone!


Jeremy Elder said...

It was nice finally meeting you face to face at the Con.

No inking tips from me - sorry, that is my Achilles heel.

Rich Pellegrino said...

cool sketches skooter. i love the way you stylize your figures.

Eric Orchard said...

I think your inks look great! What are you using? I've been using Pigma Micron pens lately although I've used a Hunt crowquill type pen for years. The Copic liners are great fun to use as well as the Pitt brushpens by Faber-Castell. I also love inking with a Sharpie.

The only advice I've3 gotten on inking that's stuck is to approach the inking part as a whole new drawing rather than just tracing the pencils you layed down. Not that I feel like I'm in any position to give you advice!

Scott Altmann said...

Jeremy- likewise, great meeting you too! Yeah - inking is a huge weakness for me. I don't plan on doing commercial work with it or anything -just want to get better for myself, ya know?

Rich -thanks man. Means alot coming from the Pullmyweeno master:)

Eric- Thanks man. When I'm not in my house and traveling about I use this $30 brush pen which I got from DickBlick. It's a Japanese brand and I can't recall the name. It's really nice - I just struggle alot . When I'm home I use small brushes too, mixed with whatever pen I have lying around. Thanks for the tips -it is really helpful. I like that idea of a whole new drawing- good mindset to get into.

Your inks look great- I think they have a real "Orchard" feel :)

Cutu said...

I just adore sketch books. Nothing like random art for art's sake. The gratuty of it all, makes them really inspiring. Specially when art is as good and versatile as yours. I'll be looking foward for further posts.

Eric Braddock said...

Yo man! So cool to see pages from your sketchbook.. Glad to hear you had a good time at SDCC, but with company like you had at the booth, it'd be surprising if you didn't!

Jose Ramos said...

Nice sketchs Scott!.

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