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Random drawings and other such things

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:24 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I guess I'll post stuff I'm working on here too.

There's some contest thingie called Mr./Miss/thing keenspace, and I'm entering Ryan in it. Here's the swimsut pic so far. Now I need a formal wear pic and and talent pic.

practice sketch for future scene of Matt Moorehead.

A wide-belt sander I drew for work.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:19 pm
by Never Mayhem
Hell yes it's Matt! And that sander is badass detailed.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:46 pm
by Yeahduff
MMmmmmm..... tasty peanuts.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:08 pm
by Col
Do you do anything else at work besides draw the machinery?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:29 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Ads, processing pages for print for the magazines, occasional layout design. I recently redesigned the logo and redesigned the entire website. Someone else is coding it though. They ask for the machinery because they know I can draw it. They say they've never had anyone that can draw before so they like to have me draw stuff.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:32 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:10 pm
by Gildedtongue
That looks like a Jetson's machine.

Probably less pretty and more oily in person.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:09 pm
by Yeahduff
Nice. Hatching on the side is fantastic.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:44 am
by Col
Yeah, that's some nice stuff. How big is that drawing?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:26 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Thanks. It's about 7 inches wide. I made my outlines much thinker than normal so I think that helps it look nicer.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:26 am
by JTigerclaw
That is a very nice looking machine-thingy type.. thing. Very clean and crisp. *salivates fiercely*

You just drew that by looking at it? On Bristol?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:57 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I made up the design based on other moulders. My boss said not to copy one exactly since the advertisers wouldn't be happy that we chose to highlight a specific one. I had to fudge the insides a bit since the pictures I had were like 1.5 inches wide. Honestly, I'm not even 100% sure what this thing does.

Yeah, I drew it on bristol, and then inked it with india and a hunt crow quill 107 dip pen. Then I beefed up the lines with a No. 2 Micron.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:28 pm
by JTigerclaw
Nice. The fact that you had to make up some of the design yourself makes it even more impressive.

Ahh, dip pens. I so want to use them, but that would mean I'd have to stop drawing on sketchbook paper since india ink bleeds on it. That and Bristol board is kind of expensive. Hmm... I'm sure nobody would know the difference anyways if I used a more precise pen or not. ...or would they? :shifty:

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:12 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
Some people may notice. You can vary the line width in one stroke with a dip pen. To create the same effect with technical pens, you have to build the lines up with layers.

Yeah, Bristol is expensive :(

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:23 pm
by JTigerclaw
I use this weird felt tip pen from Japan that lets you vary the width in one stroke depending on how hard you press with it. The only problem with that is the tiny tip eventually gets frayed and you can no longer get smooth details with it.

That and I sometimes tell myself that using that pen is a cop out to save time, since it could look better if I go over it 3 times with a micron. Something about me and saving time just don't go well together for some reason.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:52 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I find that dip pens take longer in general since the ink takes a while to dry. But it's a col feeling to wary the line width just by pressing harder. Brushes are really the way to go with organic shapes. Brush pens are cool, but the tips don't last long. :(

I think I have the same brush pen you do. Is it a Faber Castell?

That avatar is priceless by the way.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:05 pm
by JTigerclaw
I do have Faber Castell pens, a four pack actually (small, fine, medium, brush), but I've just recently started using a brush pen from Japan called Zebra. I got it from some professional comic artist I met when I was in San Francisco. It's like the Faber Castell brush pen, but smaller, and the tip is more firm. I like them both actually, but I tend to get carried away with how hard I press, and the Zebra doesn't make super fat lines when I press too hard.

I do like using small brushes, but I havent had to in a long time. I think if I had to do that, I really would go insane. You must have alot of patience to use one of those, heh.

And thanks, I like avatars that tell a little story. ;)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:11 pm
by Col
I use the Faber-Castell brush pen for my comics.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:48 pm
by Yeahduff
Oh, you're making comics now, are you?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:11 pm
by TheSuburbanLetdown
About friggin' time, yo.