Saturday, May 03, 2008

Flatworm





Here's a strip I drew for Violent (issue 4 or 5) a few years ago. I really liked the character of Flatworm and drew another strip, but gave up after that as I was having a tough time drawing anything. This strip was drawn with a dip pen and I remember being very happy with the results. Looking at it now there's plenty I'd do differently, I let the style get away from me at times and it got too sloppy in places, but I still like it, in fact I think I should dig the pens out again.

6 comments:

Jason Cobley said...

I love the dip pen style that you took up for a while. I think it was the way to go for you for black and white artwork, and I'd love to see it done again!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Superb looking work Paul !!! Love B&W art !

paulhd said...

Jason - Wait patiently:)
Andrew - Cheers, been messing around with colour for a while now, but still love B&W, will post some recent B&W art soon.

shane oakley said...

ullo, paul. another eye-pleasing look from the 'Harrison House of Style', and some really strong storytelling/design - love that shot of the house!
dip pens are difficult buggers, used them a bit, many years back, and it's easy to lose control/focus, or work agen the nature of the tool, but, paul, you have a good feel, go grab them nibs fore they rust!

shane oakley said...

re-reading the last double-entendre laden half of what i just wrote, in a cackling sid james voice, should make it more enjoyable.
...and add to that; 'dipping your nib' and 'spotting the black', or
'downward strokes' or 'firm end' or...

paulhd said...

Thanks Shane. Yeah, them pens is fun (Yah ha ha, says Sid). It was fun to just scritchy scratch, which I guess was me just letting the pen do the work.
The a strip I'm gonna do in a bit that I reckon will be perfect for some them nibs.