Category Archives: Tablet

Meet Grace

Continuing to experiment with styles and techniques for my foray into comics.

Here’s an image  created by using a color sketch created in Sketchbook Pro, then tracing the image in Illustrator and overlaying the trace on top of the original sketch. Now that I look at it, the large light area on the left side of her head looks a little strange, like she’s balding. But otherwise I like the way it turned out. Looks a little like an old 1920s lithograph to me.

©2012 Joshua E Seaver
©2012 Joshua E Seaver

Here’s the original sketch before the overlay.

©2012 Joshua E Seaver

 

Natureboy Vector Art Test

Single Comic Panel
©2012 Joshua E Seaver

Experimenting with comic styles and creating completely from shapes as a way to get my brain to think differently about composition. Here’s the same character I mentioned in my last post. This time a little more active.

Since I have been drawing characters since I was a kid, I often start with the head, and get a little stuck compositionally. This exercise helped, as I created a cutout of the shape I wanted (digitally) first, and then refined from there. Not too different than the traditional technique of sketching out loose geometric volumes as a start to a drawing.  Anyway, good fun on a Saturday.