Category Archives: Weekly sketch

Sketchy two

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So as said: more updates in 2016. Above is a new version of Cat. A friend of S8i. A girl who hangs around a lot with this guy. Same girl by the way. A couple of weeks ago I looked at Thomas Romain’s work in Oban Star Racers. And decided to add the braces as an homage, just like Molly. As I am doing currently with S8i; I should also make some sort of modelsheet for this character. I don’t really have a lot of background information on Cat yet. And I think that’s a good thing. The less I know, the more she can remain a bit of a mistery. I don’t know where she comes from, who her parents are or what her goal is. I only know she’s been in ‘jail’.

Enjoy.

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Sketchy one

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As a newyears resolution I decided to update my blog more often. I’m not sure if anybody reads this stuff. Either way, for every update I need to have something to show, so I need some new stuff. And thus is my goal to draw a lot more in 2016.

I like to keep my work nice and sketchy. Hope you enjoy.

Surf’s Up

Sometimes I get bored at work. My work isn’t boring…but sometimes there is just less to do. I need to be constantly challenged…HAH! So I decided to do another Cat piece. I still don’t really have a back story about her. But I think; the more I draw her, the more attributes she gets. And every attribute is an adventure of some sort.

So here is my sketch
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Of course I drew the legs too long. But yeah. That’s my handicap, normally I think: Ooh, long legs look nice. But then I Continue reading Surf’s Up

Cushioning the Blow

This one I drew a couple of weeks ago. And to my surprise my wife actually liked it. Don’t have that much to say about it though…so here ya go.

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Above you can see my first sketch. Had some difficulty drawing the leg furthest away from the viewer. Every time it just looked too small.

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Colors are rather basic. No fancy light effects here. Maybe I should revisit this one some day in the future and do the coloring anew. But for now: Enjoy.

Baby Girl

This one is inspired by the idea of becoming a father. So I started sketching as usual.

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I changed the proportions a little bit to make her look a bit more realistic…not too much. I mostly made her pelvis smaller. Her legs where just too far apart. It looked really weird, especially when fully rendered. That happens rather often to me; I make something. It looks alright. I leave it for a couple of days. Look at it again, and it’s Hideous!! So I change it

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And then add color. Oh..it’s the same person as this one.

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Hope you enjoy.

Kicking ass

Another weekly update. This one gave me trouble: somehow I couldn’t get her face correct. I’ll look if I can find some tutorials on drawing faces from multiple angles.

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And again a colored version. I changed some parts. Made her bum smaller and repositioned her legs/feet. Because, well, because it looks more believable.

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It’s the same girl you can see here: Unusual Pair

Enjoy

A girl and her Dog

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Sketch of S81 and her mutated dog-creature. The dog is still nameless and without a final design. When sketching multiple characters I tend to use different colors. Because I’m easily confused.

I grew up with a Canadian Shepherd. He was my bestest friend in the world. So I like to take the dog along on the journey. Storywise I’m not so sure yet, because the dog doesn’t have a special role to play, except maybe: make the other characters look more 3-dimensional. Give them someone to interact with.

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If you look carefully you can see I changed the angle of her legs. Her knees in the sketch are almost pushed to the ground. After drawing the lines this just didn’t look right.

Hope you enjoy.

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Last week I had a lot of problems with my computer…No internet. So no weekly update. I’ll make it up this week.

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This robot has some surprises which I’m not willing to disclose just yet. I designed this character with two purposes in mind. The first one being of course; to develop the S8i-storyline. The second purpose is to design a token for a game my oldest friend developed. A really cool two-player game, simple to set up, but with a lot of strategic possibilities. I need to create 3 different robots. The head will be a little bit more menacing than this one…but the general idea will be the same.

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Same robot, this time colored. It’s in a desert outfit….nothing more really I want to say about him (or her) at this point.

Enjoy.

Unusual pair

Not so much this time, just the image and the sketch leading up to it. I made this sketch using sketchbook pro, without the pro license. Somehow it’s rather difficult for me to make tight lines.

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I thought her legs where somewhat weird so I changed them. Also made them shorter in general. The frame was again used to give some dynamics…also to give some perspective.

I can’t say so much about the characters yet, because I’m still developing them. He’s quiet, she’s…well easily provoced. She doesn’t avoid fights.

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Enjoy

Climbing the frame

I decided to train my drawing skillz, so from now on I will upload a new sketch at least once a week. Next to the sketch I’ll try to publish 2 underlying layers. I hope they are interesting enough.

In this one I tried to have a bit more fun with the frame, and not just have it as a backdrop. I really like comics in which the artist plays with the medium. On one side you have Herge’s Tintin; the frames are consistent throughout the entire comic..no comicseries. And on the other side of the spectrum you could find someone like Hanco Kolk. A dutch artist who constantly experiments with his style and the framing.

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Above was my first sketch of S8i hanging/climbing on something. I didn’t really have a back story for this one. Just wanted to draw her climbing. Climbing positions have a whole set of difficulties. I have to draw the face from a weird angle, and use a little bit of forced perspective.
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When I started to put down the lines I noticed in the sketch she seems to have very small hips. So I had to rotate the leg closed to the viewer in order to change that.
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And there is the colored version.