Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dr Sketchy Anti-Art School at Stumptown

Enjoyed attending the Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School session at the Stumptown Comix Fest last weekend. Was in the lovely company of my friends Isabel and Deb, and we had a good time trying to draw the models who were dressed up as characters from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics.

Started off on the short poses with a good old black ballpoint pen. Unfussy, wake my hands up a bit.

As the poses got longer, I started adding bits of watercolor over the top of the pen lines. Especially useful for those ghostly shadows around the eyes of Dream, doncha know.

Longer poses brought out more watercolor effects. Ultimately, though, the official models weren't nearly as delightful as one our fellow artists in the crowd--a lovely young woman with her hair curled into bright pink ringlets, wearing a dress that would have made little Bo Peep proud. When she came across the room to get a better view of the Death model, I leaped at the chance to sketch her, too.

Good fun all around. Thank you, Dr Sketchy.

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