Bloody buses--all the snow and ice has gone except for a few patches on the pavements and the buses STILL didn't run this morning! i had to walk two miles into work (which wasn't too bad) but the sporadic bus service during the day meant I had to wait 45 minutes in the freezing blowing rain instead of a quick 10 minutes, thus robbing me of all focus on inking either of the Pjang pages ready to go.
Still, the day wasn't all bad as a mag turned up featuring a feature on Adam Hughes. This is the first AH! stuff I've bought since the Rose and the Thorn series and was pleased to see his work was featured on the cover. I haven't read the interview yet but doesn't look like there's the tips and techniques that I'd hoped, just lots of nice art.
As I still want to keep drawing regularly, I actually manged to rough out a decent A3 size figure after a few aborted attempts. I had to go through several versions of the hands, arms and legs to get it to work but it hangs together OK for me. I think the crappy eagle detracts so I'll cut that and will probably work on a more expressive, happier face.
I also drew a new set of panels for the daily strip idea I have percolating and went into WHSmiths to try and find some new pens for ruling lines--I picked up black Berol handwriting pens and Pentel energel pens and both seem pretty good. I also invested in a flexible curve (you never know when you'll need one!) and in a minute I'll be off to sketch a few quick models for the daily strip idea while I cook me dinner and watch a black and white war film...hopefully tomorrow will find me back inking again...