Learning to draw is a beautiful thing. And I’m not afraid to show my flaws. But I’d also like to share my progression. For example, here’s a DEADPOOL piece I’ve started working on while at the Baltimore Comic Con, back in September ’15. It has taken time but it’ll soon be exactly how I wanted it to be. Here’s the making of…
- The original sketch.
I got this rather stupid idea: Deadpool,on a bench, in a public area, giving popcorn to a bird (who mocks him). But hey, this is Deadpool. Stupid can be cool.
I really liked the pose of that initial sketch, even though the feet are bizarre. But that was about to change…
- The first inks
Fast forward 2 months later. I look at the piece again. I like working on the Wacom Cintiq, but as I discovered during my numerous shows this Fall, I also enjoy old school inking very much. So, while I was at the New Jersey Comic Expo, I started inking my Deadpool piece :
Since I was tweaking it, I changed a few details. I made the bench a typical Paris one (hey, it’s my hometown, don’t judge). The bird which was closer to a duck in the previous version became a pigeon too (again something very parisian). A tree and a pillar were added too. I also used this opportunity to modify the boots and the feet I really disliked in the first rough.
- The final inks
December 19th (yes, that’s today). I look at my sketch pad and see this unfinished piece. I have a few hours. Let’s complete it!
The tree becomes real. A fence looks to be a nice idea to put behind the tree, showing the limits of the park as well as a few buildings behind it (damn, it’s looooong to draw buildings). I’m still not 100% satisfied with my piece (especially the pillar on the right). But for most of it, it’s ready to be colored and shine!
- Colors anyone?
Okay, I’ll admit it: I really suck at coloring. I haven’t reached that level yet. I tried to color the drawing, but it feels weird, flat and really makes it worse. So while I’m waiting for a real talented colorist to save my day, I’ll leave the piece to your appreciation.
Now… Who wants it as an art print?
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