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Sketch cards

It’s already mid-February. Hmmm. This year, I plan to attend a few comic book conventions (first time with my own table!) and I haven’t drawn that many superheroes in the past year or so. I’ve done a lot of work on my own comic, Variables, but I haven’t drawn much from either DC or Marvel. And that’s what people want. They don’t care about my own characters, they want a $20 Spider-Man sketch. So I best get to drawin’ Spidey. Over the next few months, I will devote more time to practicing different techniques and different characters. In the past two weeks, I’ve been practicing ink washes. I’ll continue to do those but yesterday, I decided to practice using markers. Here is the first set of cards I finished.

Giant MEH. I couldn’t find the markers I wanted to use for inking so I resorted to a Sharpie. Sharpies, while great for coloring big black spaces, really suck for fine line work. So then I moved to ink Rapidograph pens for the Catwoman pic. The inking was pretty okay but then everything when to hell when the ink started smearing when I applied color using a marker. Later on in the night I found a set of Prismacolor inking pens but I haven’t colored those yet so they’re not posted here.

I’ll keep posting these as I finish ’em so you can see the progression. Given this first set of cards, I expect that progression to be rapid and extensive.