Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Look what I found!

I was digging around in my boxes still packed from our big move. Man, almost a year since we moved and my studio and library stuff is still packed up! In the act of looking for something else I came across some other old, old stuff I'd done. PLUS I'll be posting a twelve page mini comic as well But more on that later. PLUS you 'll see my son's character Jak Rabbit and the Thanksgiving themed art he had me scan for his deviant art site.

This was a character I used to draw quite a lot in my younger days. At the time he sort of represented me, so it was natural to use him here sitting at the drawing board. I probably did this back in 1985 or 1986 while I was still in high school. The tones you see are actual Zip-A-Tone. You know the stuff you'd lay over the art and cut trim off a sheet of sticky backed tones and place on the line work to create the gray scale or textures desired. WAY before the age of photoshop. I used this art on my first business card as well. Didn't look too shabby at the reduced size neither.

Another high school piece using Zip-A-Tone over hand inked line work of Cerebus the Aardvark in his High Society days. The similarities betwixt he and the 'Dillos is purely co-incidental. Honest.

Jak Rabbit by Drew.

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