Well, after a wasted week off work, I'm slowly producing some pencil samples, completing two pages of Rol's Spider-Man script. It's a bit weird doing these as I haven't done full pencils for a long time, it's virtually inking myself with a pencil. I'm trying to do a cleaner line and so far it's going OK...I'm not 100% happy with the results but can live with the results. I spent about two hours on the panel above: I have difficulty with Spidey, keeping him Ditko thin but Romita dynamic but have largely done OK with him so far. I've spent some time with the buildings but the villain needed erasing and repositioning at the layout stage. However, the repositioned figure didn't work as well as the initial figure and after finishing him today, I think the proportions are a bit off. It's been a while since I've done superhero stuff so should really have looked at some ref to tighten things up. It's serviceable but if I sent this page to Rough Stuff, I know the anatomy would get picked apart. May go back in and change it if I can be bothered and have the time.
I'm thinking of doing a few different samples: this clean line style, a more pared back style and my usual style then see what feedback I get at the Brumcon. I enjoy that con and came away really buzzing last year so am really looking forward to it this year. I think it's safe to say all us Brum pubmeeters had a good time down at Bristol and it's a shame life has inevitably seen some of us drop by and hence we've lost those weekends but a handful of us had a great time last year so I'm quite looking forward to this year.
I essentially want to find out if pros think I have any potential or if I should just focus on the remainder of the Jock, Silver and my own stuff but at the very least, there'll be beer and comics so can't be all bad!