Archive for the ‘Quick Sketch’ Category

Creature Collaboration

May 27, 2017


Goonies Landscape

May 2, 2017

Jack-O Christmas Special

December 10, 2016

The Watchers

December 4, 2016

All digital Illustration process: Jack-O

July 16, 2016

I appreciate the precision and clean line work that can be achieved using Illustrator’s pen tool and pathfinder palette. I also enjoy the more freeform options available with the pencil tool.

This illustration used a bit of both approaches and has a clean but organic feel which I like. I also like the color holds (changing the line work to something other than black, depending on the object’s fill color) as a way of softening the edges.

In my view the main drawback of the “all digital” method here is that I am removed from direct contact with the image. There is some nuance lost in translation from hand to tablet to screen. Additionally, The line overlap method which enables  clean line work and “joints” generates some extra work, especially if the places where the lines cross create multiple tiny shapes once the strokes are outlined and divided using the Pathfinder palette.

The upsides, however, are significant: no scanning, no erasing, flexibility, command-Z, speedy color flat stage with CS4’s Live Paint, resizing, perspective shifts, repurposing (I brought in the logo and “mode” symbols from a previous session), etc.

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Vector Einstein Doodle

July 16, 2016

It’s been awhile since I played in AI but I was inspired by some illustrations to noodle around.

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Space Trilogy

November 10, 2015

A little impromptu collaboration with some artists I know.

Sketching on the Roof

May 29, 2015


Kid sketches

March 8, 2015


Jack-O Short: rough stage

March 1, 2015

I started doodling a story using a Le Pen .8 technical drawing pen, a Uni Super ink and a 30% ink wash in a Pentel Aquabrush.