This is the first page of the children’s story Timmy Vs. Darkness. There are a few things I will probably change. I used special brushes to get the watercolor feel. The image resolution isn’t that great but at full resolution, one can see the speckles of ‘simulated’ light reflection in the water colored area. Software used to create this page was Manga Studio – now renamed as Clip Studio Paint.
Pen and Ink
Two very quick sketches, one done with charcoal stump on newsprint paper, the other with pen and ink on a 8 x 6 inch sketchbook. Both done with live models. Had I not done the pen and ink drawing with the live reference, I probably wouldn’t have drawn her seated that way – slightly off the center on the bar stool. It definitely helps to have references 🙂
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Ink life drawing, no under-drawing with pencil etc., I destroy many a good start with my drawings in ink. I hope to get certain spontaneity and freshness with ink lines. Sometimes I get lucky. This one was a two minute drawing. I thought it has the right amount of details with right amount of caricature.
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This cartoon was rejected by New Yorker magazine. Every time I get a rejection, I celebrate by going out to a nice dinner. Everyone should try that – you will be looking forward to more rejections.
Lots of little doodles. I was working on a cartoon about an American middle east expert – who was mostly an expert on how to play middle east expert on American 24 hour cable TV news. Looking at the state of middle east currently (or pretty much anytime), I doubt if there are really any middle east experts out there. They may be palling around with Yetis, Lochness monsters, Big Foots of the world.
One of the many doodles I did for the graphic novel ‘Broken Parts’. These are quick ink sketches – again no scope for making errors. One of these days, I may start using white out to erase any mistakes. The character is a private army guy. The drawing is done on a 5.5 x 8 inch sketch book with felt tip pen.
I believe it was Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation that prompted this cartoon. I was watching a trailer for the film – except it seemed like a commercial for a BMW car. I’m not sure how much the products actually drive the story (if they are paying for it, they might as well), but it seemed fun to have the product itself writing the script. A-level Hollywood star not too happy about the product getting the lime light but to the spoils belongs the victor!