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Monday, December 22, 2008

Spectacular Spiderman

So, all I've been drawing lately have been females...yeah, I know. But I had to diversify what I draw so I can get better...and to have different stuff for the sketch book too. But ummm...since my ultimate goal is to finally get around to that graphic novel, I had to shift focus again to drawing 'graphic novel' type stuff. So, I drew my favorite (well, used to be favorite anyway) super hero Spiderman. I don't want my graphic novel to come out looking like anything Marvel or DC does (not that there's anything wrong with that, cause their stuff is great) I just want mine to have a different feel and more 'graphic novel-y' I guess. I want mine to have different colors, and weird shading and movement and all of that, stuff you typically don't see in Marvel or DC comics.

I haven't drawn Spiderman in a while, so I'm a little rusty....
Thats the lineart. This took FOREVER because I have the shittiest sketch paper. My paper is somehow scared of ink and my pens don't like writing on it. I was gonna add a city scene and everything to it, which I guess I still want to do...maybe digitally or something. And here's the color...
I guess given the circumstances with my pens, I'm sorta happy how that turned out. There's some stuff that I can tweak here and there, but its cool. And I learned this new trick about adding depth of field and thought I'd apply it to the picture...came out with mixed results...
I think that will look a million times better with a city scene in the back that's out of focus so it will look more visually appealing.
I'm hoping Stan Lee would be proud.


And here's the image thats on my banner, Jack O'Lantern.
The lineart:

You can see the pre-lineart in my previous post. It looks really plain here and for a reason. I'm not gonna lie, the sole purpose for making this picture was to play around in my editing software to see what it could really do. I added some depth of field effects (poorly I might add that I'm going to go over and redo), some glowing effects, and worked more on color blending. It came out...okay I guess.


Okay, well a little better than okay.


-Charles

9 comments:

MUST LOVE MOVIES said...

wow
i wasn't expecting a graphic artist by your icon but that wouldn't have been far fetched. nice work. i am tempted to dust off my pencil. i had a friend who only draws with ink and i always thought how bad my work would turn out in ink. i haven't done a piece in over a year. argh i swear i miss it but i just lost the love. ho humh. anyways, i will be lurking i look forward to seeing more work.

Reggie said...
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Reggie said...

The sketches are mad dope!!!:)

Tuotierugif >^..^<© said...

I feel what your saying about wanting your stuff to go in another direction than what marvel comics does, this way you can be in your own category and you'll others following what you do! Like always I liked the pics ;)

miss feedmekicks* said...

so, i really dig your creative stlye.

it's like...awesome.

:)

Mista Jaycee said...

I dig it! Just stopping by but you should check out Larry Strohman. I love Roslyn! LOL
Jaycee

Asja said...

yes, Stan Lee would be proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself!
every time i see your work i get the urge to tell you not to call yourself an amateur because your work would put many professional artists to shame ;-)

jessica rae said...

omg these are marvelous!

Deborah said...

Well, this is definitely new! Last time I came to your blog it was vastly different, but that just goes to show how terrible I am at doing my blog rounds. Anyway, I’m glad that you’re interested in doing a graphic novel. You’re doing something with your artistic gifts instead of just doing them on the sidelines and indulging every once in a blue moon.
Stan Lee would definitely be proud.