Saturday, April 21, 2007

what the--?


Here's a recent inking sample. Nowadays I'll reach for a brush instead of a pen, much nicer flow and it's a lot more fun.

8 comments:

max said...

He's scary! Great expression and fantastic brushwork Vince.

Vince M. said...

Thanks, Max. I'm falling in love with brushes, I've always been afraid of them in the past, and stuck with the safety of a pen. I'm making an effort to only use traditional tools lately. No markers, felt pens or other short cuts.

Eric Hutchison said...

Damn you're good! I love the asymmetry between the clothespin and the button. An interesting bit of character personality.

Vince M. said...

Thanks for the kind words, Hutch. I've been making a concerted effort to avoid symmetry for the last few years. I'm not always successful, there have been lapses, but I'm trying my best. It became a bad reflex after doing a couple hundred "In your face" apparel and t-shirt illustrations at Warner Brothers.

Most designers seem to love symmetry, but I think illustrators should always try to avoid it.

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

I love this big "exaggerated" muscle character...(reminds me of greg). Great powerful personality; great use of medium. Really reads!

Vince M. said...

Thanks, Kimzie.
Does Greg wear tight-fitting bib overalls too?

Ry's Photo Blog said...

He looks like the Hulk's distant relative....

Vince M. said...

It's funny you should mention him, I was thinking of the Hulk and his transformation powers at the time I drew this one.

This character, Morton, has the ability to morph into other shapes when he needs to.

I guess you can never stray too far from the classics.

God Bless Jack Kirby & Stan Lee.

Thanks, Ry.