Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pencils for me, pencils for you!

Over the past weeks I've been using my daily sketches to explore dynamic poses and teach myself how to use the Pentel Color Brush Pen. And while I've been getting a lot out of these sketches, today I found myself needing a break from both.
Today's sketch is just people standing, which isn't always the easiest thing to draw. It was a nice change of pace to put my focus on structure and anatomy first, without having to think about creating an exciting and energetic pose (as much as I love to do that). I took my subject focus away from 1980s cartoon properties and just sketched a couple of average college girls. It was also nice to break out the graphite pencil again for this sketch.

Given that these aren't copyrighted characters, I thought it might be fun to turn over the pencils to my fellow cartoonists so they could try their hand at inking the piece. You can get a zip file of the PSD blue lines here. It's always fun for me to see what other cartoonists bring to my pencils, and it might even be a fun exercise to explore your ink lines in the context of another creator's work.

And feel free to post your results in the comments thread here!