A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics
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Saturday, October 01, 2005

sketchbook

Some random stuff from a year or two ago...(yikes, time to start drawing on paper again). Most of these are exploratory studies for Rose and Isabel (which back then went under the working title of CWP...civil war project)









13 comments:

The Moth said...

Whoa -- Awesome!

Moth

Luxo Jr. said...

Wow they are really good Ted!

Its cool to see how you go about drawing the characters and garments etc.

Emma said...

Great faces, I like it when people aren't squicky about showing the process - sometimes it seems like brilliant projects just leap perfectly formed from the head of their creator, and it's nice to sometimes see the foundation behind it.

amelia said...

Wow I love your style... :)

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Nick Sung said...

Cool Stuff Ted, it's nice to see process;
thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

i love seeing your artwork! under what conditions did you make these? (e.g. sitting at the desk, outside at a park, in the livingroom over the weekend, etc.)

- shiman

TSM said...

Thanks everyone! I finally bought some software so I can use my old scanner (they had given up making drivers for it once OSX came out). I'll be scanning a lot more stuff from my sketchbooks soon.

emma - I love showing process stuff as much as looking at others process. I learn so much from seeing what comes before the final product.

shiman - these were probably done at home in the morning before work. Back then I had a self-imposed quota of 30 pages a month. I often found myself doing 5 or 6 pages in just one morning. If I was really rolling, sometimes I would even be late for work, but I was definitely warmed up and ready to draw all day once I got there.

OV! said...

very nice.

>oVi

Dik Pose said...

SWEET! Its great seeing your process...which has already been said, but i will reiterate.... lovely sketches!

DiegoFer said...

wow, I just cant believe how many times have I told mysef "think while you draw!!" and even wrote it next to my sketches. i feel relieved that a great artist like you goes through the same struggle.
Congratulations and I am waiting anxiously for Rose and Isabel II!

Alina Chau said...

Niiice blog!

moriarty082 said...

Amazing character designs...
you are an inspiration for my.

thanks!

Shawn Escott said...

Very nice drawings!