Category Archives: Ink

Ink drawn works.

Speaking of the Gaffophone -Crossover

Ambitious project and long post.

I made this for a teacher, in school cause he liked comicbooks a lot. I think he actually uses it to teach a little now. Don’t remember what though.
When I started it my sister was there and it quickly turned into an assignment where we’d have three different characters from comics and they all had to do something together.

I chose Grupert by Moebius, as the first one. Sadly I don’t know much about him but my teacher requested him. I think he is an explorer.

Second one was Gaston Lagaffe by Franquin or as he is known in danish “Vakse Viggo”. I have always liked him and his office antics. Especially the “messy” and blackish drawingstyle.

Third one is Stitch by Chris Sanders. I enjoy doing the round edges on this guy.

The “Musical instrument” is the Gaffophone. A particularly noisy and destructive piece of equipment. Gaston is trying to explain it’s artistic genious to poor Grupert as Stitch is awfully close to pulling the strings. It should be said that the vibrations can knock down walls in the Gaston comic.

It is made with a pencil outline for the sketch and then the dots are filled in. It took a week to do since the paper is A3 and the dots are made with 0.2 pen.

Below you can see the picture slowly filling with dots for shadow.

Started with Stitch and moved down the Gaffophone. It was very fun to do the tuning things at the top.

Had to get a ruler for the strings. They had to look like they are about to burst.

Was not very satisfied with Gaston in the start but he turned out great when I got to his hair.

Grupert is a lighter drawing than the rest. Had to be careful to not make his light shirt too dark.

Last touches and the signature.

The finished drawing:

Bonus Info:
My father was not very happy that I gave it away, so I made him a similar one.

Materials:
A3 paper
0.2 black pen
Pencil for sketching

Stitch in dots

This is Stitch by Chris Sanders.

I saw someone draw with dots like this and I wanted to try it. It works surprisingly well.

I made the outline with a blue pen and then filled it out with dots creating the shadoweffect. The more dots the darker the area.

Here he is when he is done.

Bonus info: This shadowmethod hurts your hand pretty quickly.

Materials:
Blue and black pen and paper.
Balck pen was 0.2 and 0.1

Tianu Swiftpath character

This is my night elf character from World of Warcraft. She is a rather timid character, with a blue haystack of a hair. Below is all the different sketches and the final one.

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The first three were mostly experiments with eyes and expression. The one in the top left corner is very far from what I wanted but was a means of getting started. The low ears and the lip style were settled in the middle right one.

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Hair and expression and a little comparison to Sizirri and Cithia’s eyes.  (Other characters)

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The final sketch for now. Tianu on the buttom, my brother’s char in the middle and my troll Sizirri on the top.

Materials: Ballpoint pen and paper.
The sketches are scanned with a phone app, which makes them a little bleak.

Sizirri Character Art

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My character from World of Warcraft, Sizirri. This is the finished sketch and is meant for short comics.

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Sketch page for the final picture.

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Different angle.

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Character sketches in blue ink. The last one is on top of some homework. The icon is the horde symbol.

Materials:
Sketches: Pen and paper.
Final colour pictures: Photoshop and pen tablet.

Ink Bird

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This is the desktop image from the Ink Bird theme. It was an experiment making a theme for Windows desktop, Firefox Person and GoLauncher for Android. -So that PC, browser, mobile and tablet could use the same theme.  This picture was made in multiple resolutions to fit different screens.

I have also reused it for many minor projects since then.

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Mobile background and dock overlay picture.

 

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Tablet background.

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These are some of the buttons created for the theme though they were essentially scrapped as I tought they were too hard to understand. (Too complex.)

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Header and footer for firefox persona (background image for the firefox browser.

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Trash can icon.

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Original picture painted with ink and brush on watercolour-paper. The bird itself is an old recurring doodle that I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil.

Materials:
Original picture: Ink on watercolour-paper.
Icons and Backgrounds: Photoshop. Various other ink doodles where also cut up to use for graphic elements.