Ultraist Studios Blog Journal thoughts, musings and other rambling…

May 3, 2008

Gettin’ Crazy With The Speed Lines

Filed under: Art,Spy Guy — M Kitchen @ 12:59 pm


  1. And here is the thumbs of what I’m trying to accomplish:


    Now move along…

    Comment by M Kitchen — May 3, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

  2. I like what I’m seeing Kitchen.

    Comment by Blair kitchen — May 3, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

  3. Cool. 🙂

    Comment by Stanley Lieber — May 4, 2008 @ 1:46 am

  4. I wish I had that much patience.

    Comment by Steven — May 13, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

  5. Nice to see you getting it done.

    Did you abandon the Hunt 102 or just using the pen for the crazy, nutty, wild Akira lines?

    Also, you tend to embrace many of Dave Sim’s practices, but plllllleeeease don’t stoop to tracing.

    Comment by j_ay — May 28, 2008 @ 3:15 am

  6. Thanks everyone.

    j_ay: The Hunt 102 is still my weapon of choice for most of the regular sized character drawing, but I’ve always used the rapidograph pens for the crazy, nutty, wild Akira lines, as well as for boarders, lettering, and tiny little details.

    As for tracing; I’m officially sold on the tracing paper method for transfering rough pencils to the illustration board. I’ve been having a lot of success with it. However I’m assuming this is a Glamourpuss “photoreal” reference, and I’ve gotta say that while I don’t plan on going “photoreal” anytime soon, Dave Sim, Alex Ross, and Tim Bradstreet have made me appreciate the artform.

    Comment by M Kitchen — May 28, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  7. “I don’t plan on going “photoreal” anytime soon, Dave Sim, Alex Ross, and Tim Bradstreet have made me appreciate the artform.”

    I can understand the tracing paper transfer, tracing yourself is not crime.
    But some of what’s going on by professionals is rather sinister.

    The 3 guys you mention take entirely different techniques. Dave is approaching “photorealism” by tracing (which is tantamount to using a ladder to slam dunk like Michael Jordon), Ross uses photos for *reference* (not a synonym for tracing) and Bradstreet, I think, photo manipulates.
    Props to Ross for doing it the right way but his work looks very, very static and lifeless.

    Here’s to hoping I never see a “photoreal” Spud…

    Comment by j_ay — May 29, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  8. All three of those guys get great results (if you ask me). I wish I could get my art looking even half as good as they do.

    That said; I suppose the secret “Photoreal SPUD Special” is now scrub for launch…

    Comment by M Kitchen — June 2, 2008 @ 11:50 am

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