Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mozart Couto's blog

While doing some research for my talk about FOSS on multimedia development, specially design, I found Mozart Couto's blog which is full of nice stuff, especially about how to use the gimp to color comic books.

Some old inking exercises I've being playing around with

Since I've bought Gary Martin's The Art of Comic Book Inking I've being playing around with the sample pages from the book. These pages are pencil art from the book which I've inked and began coloring using the Gimp and my trusted wacom Intuos 2.

I hope to post completelly colored versions of those pages soon.

ps. During the time I was trying to ink these pages I was strugling with the brushes I had available. Now I've settled for a cheap brush: Tigre #0.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Since I'm digging old stuff..

Since I'm digging out some old drawings here goes a few sketches form the X2 (x-men 2 - the movie).

Friday, May 16, 2008

Another one to the series

Still needs a lot of work, especially on line widths and some textures but it getting somewhere.

A old friend asked for those a long time ago

And I've kept them laying around the house for all this time. So, posting old stuff again.

ps. she still owes me a beer.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another awful experiment

I've being trying out some different materials and techniques. In this piece I left aside my good, old, trusty #0 brush and decided to go with a #10. I had no control of line thickness nor it's aspect, as it can be seen. It had it's value as an exercise even though the final image looks pretty awful. Well, thinking about it, if the penciling wasn't awful in the first place I would not dare to experiment with it so.. It was probably doomed from the start.

Monday, May 12, 2008

If I just could unink this one..

.. it would not be enought to save it. Even though it is crappy I'm posting it so I will have a reminder of how bad my Inking, as well as my penciling, can get.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's day

I appologise for the appropriation of this image but it is the one that comes to my mind when the subject is motherhood. Engaged in nusuring but at the same time satisfied in the relaxed and confortable knowledge that, at least for now, everything is ok.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

it is always on my mind