Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sketchy Sketchiness


Some more sketches from that sketch club. A little Drinking and Drawing to set off the New Year properly. Jeff Johnson picked me up at the Wee Hours ( along with his director, Dan, from Boondocks ) and we drew for a few hours. Even after drawing all day, I'm surprised at just how much is left over when you're inspired and in good company.

42 comments:

LauraBraga said...

Hi Dan!!!
every time I open your blog, I find so good stuff!!!
Also these two sketches look great for me!!
I'm always amazed how you can draw great images in goog company!!

Laura:)

Patrick Morgan said...

Dan,

I've always loved your work. I gotta make it out to the Drink and Draw sessions. Inspiring as always.

cheers,
Patrick

Harper said...

Excellent.
Kickass.
Delicious.

Aaron Paetz said...

Man i love that bottom one! Great use of value. And i looks so much like her without losing any appeal!

UrbanBarbarian said...

LAURA: Thanks Laura, I get very inspired by all the artists at these things!
PATRICK: Anytime! In fact, there might be a Drink and Draw this Sunday night...!
HARPER: All good things! Particularly in that order!
AARON: Thanks! Those dreadlocks of hers are insane. Great expressions too. See you next week hopefully!

Howard Shum said...

Cool sketches as usual, Dan!

tre - | ...| said...

wooo, i like badly this sketch session. everytime i drop here, it's a pleasure for my eyes (ok, it's not an original comment, but it's soooo true!)

3 - | ...|

Ryan Kramer said...

Nailed! great stuff dude. thanks for letting aaron and i peep at your insane sketchbook.

Goobeetsablog said...

wonderful relief quality to the images.

I love the top one and all of the sensitive shadow/highlight work in the image- very subtle.

Ray Lederer said...

oh hell yeah!

Tony C. said...

Excellent as always! I really like the addition of value with the crayon. It seems so loose, yet everything is in its place.

spundman said...

Really beautiful these last illustrations, men !!!!!
;D

Hans said...

Hey Dan,

Great sketches and Happy new year!
You've just inspired me to do a "Drink n' Draw" session tomorrow after work. Sadly I might be the only one attending:(

Well, all the best and good luck in 2007!

Take care,

Hans

michael valiquette said...

Dan, I was wondering if you could help me out. I've just been approached about a pencilling gig and have no idea what to quote as a page rate. The last time I did any comics work was around 1995. Can you fill me in?
mikeofottawa@sympatico.ca
Thanks.

katzenjammer studios said...

Yeah, I'm glad my buddy Aaron introduced me to you. I loved seeing these in person. I'm blown away how quick you're workin! Great technique that I wanna try soon! Cheers!

flipstudios said...

such an inspiration man. you amaze me each post. well done X 10.

Ryan said...

Wow beautiful stuff!

COMIKXGUY said...

so good stuff from such goog company,men!!!

to hans: if i was out there i'd draw with ya! :)

woo! i like badly too!

can't go wrong with topless babes huh?

very nice use of crayon

martin wittig said...

Dan, These are fantastic!!:)

Alina Chau said...

Great drawings!! Love the loose lines!

Kelsey said...

Awesome! I love the one with the gun. I love chicks with guns. Ok, I just love chicks. :)

Roc said...

fantastic stuff!

GhettoFab said...

MOST DELICIOUS!!! Phenominal work Dan! Would love to wield a quarter of your magical talent!

Kanokadafi said...

Awesome stuff dude, I just stumbled on to your blog from Howard Shum's

rubio2d said...

Sketches? You call them sketches? Wow, man, these are fantastic-well-done studies about the female condition!
Great, Dan, like we say in Spain: "cabronazo!, que bien dibujas!"
;-)

The Johnson said...

Beautiful drawings. I would post mine from the same evening but the are not as good as Dan's.

Rapp said...

Dan,
It's been a while since I've posted anything, not because I haven't been looking, but because you haven't left me any openings to make fun of you. So even though these are some wonderful drawings I just want to remind you that you'll come to no good and die sobbing at my feet.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Solid as usual.

Antonio Santamaria said...

Dan, congratulations, the first one is magnificent. Beautiful but mighty at time. What kind of "pencil" did you use for these sketches?
Well... Cheers!
Saludos!

harlequinpan said...

Bravo!!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Thanks everyone!

MICHAEL V: Rates really vary, especially when you're breaking in. Even $25 a page isn't unheard of from independent publishers. If you were at Marvel/DC I would say anywhere from $100 to $250 is a solid range. It even gets higher if you're on contract.

COMIX GUY: Thanks, amigo! I'm using marker and pencil though. Crayons aint' a bad idea however...

JOHNSON: Typical Jeff being too modest. His sketches from the same evening are always perfection!

DAVE RAPP: I guess I should say thank you... I guess...

ANTONIO: A very, very soft lead. Derwent Graphic 9B. They're made in England.

COMIKXGUY said...

crayons:

worth a shot dan

lets see what you can do with them

if you say yes, can i pick the character?

UrbanBarbarian said...

COMIX GUY: Hypothetically speaking, which character would you choose for the crayon masterpiece...?

COMIKXGUY said...

hi dan!

comikx guy here:

how about alberto ruiz's mayan samurai(ya know the one he and bobby chiu did)vs. chun li

or just one or the other

also it was tony c. who said crayon first but if it gets you to do this i'm all for it :)

and it will be a masterpiece since you will be doing it :)

crossing my fingers!

UrbanBarbarian said...

COMIKXGUY: So it was Tony C, eh? I guess it's easy enough to confuse the two. I have a set of crayons I always eyeball before going to these drawing sessions but never land up taking. Alberto and Bobby would be a tough act to follow... You may have to settle for one of the models at loft. BTW, my friend Tim Townsend owns that original drawing of the Mayan Samurai. Lucky bastard...!

michael valiquette said...

Thanks for the info Dan, that's just what I was looking for.

COMIKXGUY said...

i say try it anyway

i think you would do a great job

don't you want to use those crayons?

it doesn't have to be those characters, any would do

thanx anyway for taking me up on the offer :)


and damn right, tim is one lucky bastard, maybe tim gave alberto a handjob for it?

me, all i got was a print of it

btw no, i didn't give alberto a handjob or anything else for that matter :)

thanx again

UrbanBarbarian said...

COMIKXGUY: I just may give it a college try! And never shake Tim's hand. Just on principal!

william wray said...

Some of your strongest sketches yet Dan. Wha- Hoo.

UrbanBarbarian said...

BILL: Thanks! I'm trying my little heart out!

COMIKXGUY said...

ew! gross!

Andre Moore said...

Wow! these are great.