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New sketchbook - Black Widow update

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:38 am
by ChadTHX1138
Well just finished a sketchbook made from Panda poo (no joke), and now this weekend I started a really nice sketchbook my Mom in-law gave to me for Christmas. It’s 25 pages, leather bound and has these cool plastic sheets between the pages for protecting the other pages.

I set up a couple rules to challenge myself and to change up the way I do things. So I am only going to finish sketches in this book using a brush. That means Ink, washes, water colors, acrylics etc. here’s the first two.

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:52 pm
by matt spangler
That is going to be one nice sketchbook once it's done!

The two you have so far are awesome.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:03 pm
by dik pose
Very nice!!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:08 pm
by Harry Myland (IV)
matt spangler wrote:That is going to be one nice sketchbook once it's done!

The two you have so far are awesome.
Uh, wow - yeah!

Love love love the Hulk inks, by the way.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:22 pm
by Tony
Great work! Those poop books seem to be pretty popular these days, too, but mostly for their novelty value. How are they for actually working on?

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:41 pm
by ChadTHX1138
matt spangler:
Please no pressure... :)

dik pose:
Thanks

Harry Myland (IV):
oh..... no more pressure.

Tony:
well to sum up those poo sketchbooks in one word, they are CRAP. It's like drawing on toilet paper. But I managed ok. My daughter bought it for me as a gift and it is now full of sketches and ready to give to her for her birthday.
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While drawing this sketch I felt way out of my comfort zone. It’s not typically how I draw characters. I think studying guys like Bob Layton and Jack Kirby will teach me something, heheheh don’t know what but, there is a lesson here. I can feel it.

odd how this scanner made it look a bit golden...
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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:58 am
by KidVideo
wow, this is awesome!

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:37 am
by bluebottle
magnifique!

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:32 am
by ChadTHX1138
Thanks for the compliments fellas.

well, here's page 4 from the book. 21 more pages to go. I am not pleased with this one. However I will share it....warts and all.

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:12 am
by Lestrade
Holy shit, that is some really good-looking stuff. Man, I love your inking. How is that paper holding up to those thick lines?

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:09 am
by Honolulu Dogfight
Gorgeous.
I'm torn between Hulk and Iron Man.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:46 am
by Sanaril
I like the Batgirl; there's some volume variations on her thighs and her shoulders seem kind of masculine, but the sketch has a nice energy to it.

The Ironman one is nice. I think we've all been inundated with that character lately thanks to the upcoming movie, but yours looks kind of unique :)

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:08 pm
by agent44
These are looking GREAT Chad. Can't wait to see what's next.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:25 pm
by Mikie
Sah-weet! 8)

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:57 pm
by Og
Chad, it would be instructive to hear what you don't like about Batgirl. I think these are all very good...