Monday, 3 March 2008

Slugger Surprise!

Following up from the previous thread, below are two pieces of work involving the same artists but using very different approaches.

First up is the Thing. Now at the monthly pubmeet, we've taken to bringing along small pads, originally for jotting down any pertinent information as required. Needless to say, any bunch of scribblers with a beer in one hand and a pen in the other are likely to start doodling away with varying results---usually except for Tone, who maintains pubs are for drinking in, not drawing. However, he caved recently and drew a deliberately crap Thing. Jason, of the MC2 sect, carried it further by quickly inking it. Inspired by a bizarre-looking Captain America created a few months earlier, I then proceeded to embellish the pic, to which Tone cried "You can't save that, it's deliberately crap!!"


Judge for yourself (Kelvin, you know that motto about being careful what you wish for...?)




From the ridiculous to the sublime (comparatively at least...)

Also that night, Tone did a lovely Phoenix sketch. To show we CAN draw, I quickly inked it tonight to put here. Tone has a lovely soft delicate almost tonal quality to his work, whereas my sensibilities are more smooth for lack of a better word. Tone's current stuff is wonderfully graphic now that he's using stronger blacks and less feathering so "smooth" isn't really the right word but I don't know how else to describe our different styles.

Anyway, I think I may have lost some of the delicate charm Tone's tone (chortle) gave the main body of Phoenix but I tried to change as little of the actual drawing as I could, especially the very distinctive face. I think both of our styles come through but Tone's work shines through the most hopefully...



7 comments:

Tone said...

That's a really nice finishing job (on the second sketch obviously). You'll have to send me the full size pic.

And there's no way I'm posting that Liefeld Captain America...

kelvingreen said...

Aw go on!

I'd like to see this reversed if possible, with your pencils, Nige, and Tony's inking. It'll be interesting to compare.

kelvingreen said...

And She-Thing's better, and less horrible, than I expected. :)

Nige Lowrey said...

Tone actually inked a short story pencilled by me and written by Tom Lennon a few years back. Tone recently unearthed a few lost copies but it never actually saw print...

Tone said...

Your wish is my command...

http://tonymcgee.blogspot.com/2008/03/stonebroke.html

Rol Hirst said...

You really do get both McGee and Lowrey from that Phoenix - what an ace mix!

Rol Hirst said...

Bah - Tone, that link don't work! What comes after the 03?