With my new goal of drawing every day, here is one of the things I worked on yesterday. I didn’t actually draw, like I intended to, but there is a tie in to drawing.
I’m up to do the coloring for an 8 page comic for the next Nation X Anthology, and I had to submit samples. I got asked to submit more samples. I’ve done some coloring work, submitted all that, and some of my own stuff, but my own stuff isn’t the kind of stuff Marvel publishes. The art above is from a book I’m coloring that won’t be done for some time.
So over Thursday and Friday, I put together more samples, asking other cartoonist friends for line work that I could color. I think my second set of samples came out better then the first set I sent. And I noticed that attending the figure drawing group has definitely made a noticeable difference. The shading on this and the other pieces came out extremely well. Very happy with it!
Drawing is pretty much the basis of good painting, and cartooning. Sure you don’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to look real, you just need to be able to make your drawing convey what you want it to say.
Now I have lots of coloring samples, so I’m going to put up a coloring section on the comics page.