My name is Mike King. I enjoy making sketchbooks and filling them up. I figure I can see how posting the content here goes while I try to figure out how to afford to go back to school. A lot of the things I will post are straight copies of better artists. If it looks good, odds are it's not my image. If you have any advice or critiques I would love to hear it.
I am very interested in pen and ink drawing, traditional American tattooing, early manga, and Franco-Belgian comics. Cool.
Start of a fresh book. Copies from comics, doodles, and sketches for a horror book I would like to do someday. Just started seriously attempting to use a dip pen. I have been using brushes to ink for a while and I feel like I have been using the loose and natural quality of the line to cover up weak drawings.
Mabelma- Hey, thanks. I feel like the low quality of the images may hide some of the jagged edges the lines have. The friction the pen has compared to a brush is really throwing me off. But it's a big mix of things. I seem to be getting the cleanest results with a Tachikawa G nib. I also switched to Deleter Black #4 from speedball super black for the Get Sad knife and snake skull page and felt like it made a huge difference as well.
I was really disappointed with how little I got done today since I have been sick and had to do Christmas stuff. But these are some Owen Jensen redraws, an unfinished panel copied from Upon A Star by Moebius, and a quick page I jotted off just now in a half sleep state. Meh.
Could just be your style, but a lot of your cartoons look flat. Try drawing their head in 3D instead of only profile (snake, eagle, donkey, etc.).
I'm with Kanda on the smooth lines and typography, good stuff!