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Artist’s Edition Sketch #1

Here’s an example of the sort of sketches I’m doing for the Artist’s Editions. (I do actually sign it TO you — or someone else, if you ask me to; I just digitally removed the person’s name for privacy reasons.)

Most actually don’t have this much black on them, because it actually starts to make the paper curl a little bit. Also, since I’m left-handed and the paper (although it’s a matte stock) has a bit of gloss to it, I have a tendency to smudge the marker, so I need to avoid very detailed sketches in the books. That’s why they’re only $5 more than the regular edition, not $10, like most Artist’s Editions of webcomics collections.

If you’d like something extra complicated, I’d really recommend getting one of the sketches from the store instead. I ink those with a brush or crow quill on Bristol, so I can get much more detailed with them.

Oh, whoops, and I just noticed I missed a line along the left side of Kurt’s face. I’ll fix that before I mail it. Anyway, I’m sure most of you aren’t expecting too incredibly much; I mean, it’s not like I’m known for my hand-drawing skills. :)

4 Responses to “Artist’s Edition Sketch #1”

  1. Jelly says:

    try grabbing yourself some plain white cotton gloves (they’re usually used for medical purposes, i believe) and cutting off the thumb, index and middle finger tips. it’ll help with the smudging of the markers and you shouldn’t lose any of the all-important feeling in your fingers.

    might be a bit difficult to start with, but it really does help.

  2. Wow I was expecting a quick little sketch with little detail. Now I really can’t wait to see how mine turns out.

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