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Copyright - 2016 - Jephyr
I promised recently to get some more sketches from my sketchbook posted here—and have a moment to finally get to that.
We'll get to a better look at the one to the left—and a little description about it below.
But first I'll start with two older ones that I rediscovered recently.
Sometime in 2015, my friend Valen had given me some loose sheets of paper that he uses to create comic book pages.
I don't know if they were made grayish or if they have simply darkened over time—but the scans of these drawings might look a little darker than other sketches I've posted here—and that's why.
|Pencil sketch: Haruldius - Copyright - 2015 - Jephyr|
^ ^ ^ I don't remember anything about creating the sketch above in 2015—but like the character's "look" and "ancient Egyptian" looking beard.
I also thought he looked a little like a sad version of a very cool Uncle of mine, Harold (a very upbeat guy), who passed away a number of years ago—so I called this character Haruldius in honor of him.
|Pencil sketch - Copyright - 2015 - Jephyr|
^ ^ ^ Another "rediscovered" quick pencil sketch from 2015 done on the paper I described above.
Although, when I was scanning it, I named this sketch "Hubert"—it brings to my mind an mean old codger from my hometown named Charlie, who owned a record store there when I was a kid.
Ironically—He HATED all young "long-hairs" and hippies—who were becoming his primary customers at the time
I've been wanting to tell a true and funny story about old Charlie for some time a posting this sketch is reminding me to get to it.
So stay tuned to this Bat-channel for that some day soon.
|Pencil sketch - Copyright - 2016 - Jephyr|
^ ^ ^ I just finished the sketch above last night when I was hanging out with Valen.
He and I had gone to an art store recently and I picked up some Mono graphite pencils and really like how black they are.
I'll still keep using my trusty Faber-Castell drawing pencils—but they tend to be more on the grey side.
This character and background were laid out using a Faber-Castell 2B and then finished off with a Tombow Mono 2B—pushing some of the darker values into the image with it.
The background "volcano and cave" was just a bit of whimsy that sprung outa my head—and I decided to give the rock a bit of a fleshy, organic feel for some reason.
Anywho—that'll do it for now.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Thanks for stopping by!