Daily Archives: November 23, 2008

Profiles.

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ALWAYS have a problem drawing people in profile, just something about it has always alluded me. Sometimes though, it just clicks, I have that all the time, I try and try, and never get it right, then one day, I start drawing, and BAM! I can do it. That’s not to say I always get it right, I’m still learning, probably always will be, and that makes my work more interesting to do, always a challenge. One of the best books I ever bought was How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, this book is so helpful, it’s an old book, still in print, and for good reason I suspect. I’ve bought many ‘how to’ books over the years, all quite helpful, but the Marvel one changed my way of drawing, I loosened up and most importantly, I learnt how to draw profiles.

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Weekly Inspiration.

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THIS week’s dose of inspiration comes from an illustrator I greatly admire, Brandon Ragnar. With a very retro style Ragnar creates images that leap from the page, his use of white space is just perfect, often leaving gaps in the illustration where clothes should be, instead they are formed with the use of white space.

He has several books available, and I urge anyone with an interest in good illustration to buy them, they are Chromaphile, Vernaculis and Symptomatica, he also published two children’s books called Izzy’s Very Important Job and Got Your Nose, both beautifully illustrated.

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