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Feeling Sketchy


#223

Thanks, will do!

Ronnie, the colours were really tricky to do, almost abandoned the pic once or twice as I had to learn how to paint on top of greys in a bright palette. So that’s very much appreciated. :slight_smile:


#224

Interesting. I would imagine it’s tough to strike the balance between being too garish and making the color pop just right.


#225

One pic from each month of 2017. Been a busy year! Thanks for all the views, likes and especially comments, folks. :blush:

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#226

Hey all, following on from the discussion upthread, I dug out the originals from the Inktober sketches.

They’re not big, so not expensive! PM me if you’re interested. :slight_smile:


#227

Spread from a six page story I illustrated this year - ‘Grey Squirrel’, written by Luke Chilton. Always fun to get to switch styles halfway through, in this case it was a flashback to simpler times 20 years ago, so suited a more traditional inked look. And was great to draw a spy tale, right up my street. More of those, please. :slight_smile:


#228


And another couple of pages, this time from ‘West End’ back in 2009, written by Patrick Ayers. I think my storytelling has got smarter since then, but I still like this spread.


#229

Beautiful stuff Michael. Toppi and Bill Sienk vibe.


#230

Thanks Kieran! Obviously massive influences. :slight_smile:


Another West End spread - let down by my inexperience in watercolours, but seemed to make sense to switch styles when we switched eras to the 50s.


#231


:musical_score: “With a loving guarantee that even if we part, I will hold you close in a thankful heart” :notes:


#232

Work in progress…


#233

… for 30 years at least, based on the cover price of the comic. :wink:


#234

My thought process was ‘I want to see peak-Ray Liotta as The Punisher’. But wearing Mike Zeck’s costume. So it needs to be an '85 one-issue micro series. :smile:


#235


Toying with working on the background, but this mockup tickles me for now.


#236

Starting a Psylocke one with real paint, it’s much harder than I remember!


#237


Finished it off digitally - hoping to find time to have another go at the traditional version, but this’ll do for now.


#238

…and because every now and then we need to be reminded about Superman The Movie:


#239

I really like the simplicity of that one, Michael. Well done.


#240

So great! Love your work.


#241

Thank you!

And @njerry, thank you too. I’m definitely trying to whittle the images down to what’s necessary - I’m not much of a fan of those photo-real drawings that don’t do much apart from re-package the photo reference. I’ve found there’s something about face + hands that means you don’t always need much more than that apart from a hint of a line! :slight_smile:


#242


…which is kind of why this one, while I like it, didn’t succeed as much (I think).