View Full Version : hammer time!
04-15-2008, 10:45 AM
Cleaned up a recent rough sketch of mine - used Illustrator the hard way (mouse) so no thick and thin lines...
Here's the ballpen sketch:
This is the inked version. Did tweaks on the fly with the armor, feet, hammer head, etc. and I'm not quite sure if they work...
04-15-2008, 10:52 AM
One word ... wow:)
But the first one is better, I guess..
04-15-2008, 12:33 PM
nice pencil and cool inking...
04-15-2008, 12:34 PM
Very nice, and I have to agree with Malkivian: first one is better.. maybe it's the details and shades.
Another dissappointment was that there were no MC Hammer :D
04-15-2008, 03:53 PM
I really like the clean look you've got going with the inks but I much prefer the pencils. Seem to carry more weight.
That said it's a damn sight better that I could manage. Absolutely great stuff!
04-15-2008, 04:57 PM
The second piece is ready for coloring.
When will we see that version?
I'm looking forward to it.
This is really good.
Curved scale mail, yikes to draw.
The left foot seems slightly smaller than the left. (nit picking)
The inking is balanced and professional.
04-15-2008, 05:06 PM
The pencils are great. The inking does them no justice. I like the other lines you tried for the arms, they make me really respect the ones you chose. You have some sweet depth going with the forshortening, but the inks flatten everything out. try using calligraphy pens. You might be more comfortable with the feel of them, since you are so strong with a pencil. when used correctly, you can vary line weight with pressure, when you turn them upside down, they split-blade locks and you can get really fine lines for light cross-hatching. I'm interested to see how this piece turns out!
04-15-2008, 05:43 PM
really cool cant white to see it colored i like the sketch one bettter
04-15-2008, 06:02 PM
Looks cool. I like the original mail more than what you have in the inks, but that's no big deal. The other thing I'm a little bothered by is that the hammer is just a rectangle. It just looks like a block of wood. I think it'd look cooler if you gave it a little more shape aside from just a rectangle. Overall, this is great, though.
04-15-2008, 08:15 PM
Excellent work! Love the inks...even tho' the pencils have more emotion...'specially in the face. It'll get that pop again with color tho'. Great job!
04-16-2008, 05:33 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys! For me the sketch is always more alive/exciting than the finished (inked) piece. It's a truth that is very apparent in the animation industry. Animation roughs usually exude the sense of movement because of the "extra" scribbled lines.
As for inking this traditionally...we'll have to see about that. I've never been comfortable with my inking -probably due to lack of practice :D . What I like about working in Illustrator is the ability to go back and correct mistakes with a minimum of fuss. Case in point: I changed the hammer and made changes to the character's feet (as per larq and returncamelot's suggestions) in the next image.
I'll probably still ink this traditionally, but it's going to take a looong time. As for colors, I generally suck at it, so if any PJ members want to take a crack at it, I'm all for it. Drop me line and I'll send you the file. :D
I was expecting MC Hammer when first viewing this thread but still this is a great drawing, would look even better colored.
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