Some sketches from last night. With a bit of a rant. You can delete the rant if you’re gonna reblog…
I was going through a bit of a crisis this week when it came to my art. I had bought a few comics featuring the artist Jae Lee, and was so stunned by the artwork that I couldn’t get myself to keep reading. I was actually angry at how far my work looked to his. To any professional’s really. I know that comparing ones work to another’s is the quickest course to self destruction, but I just couldn’t take it. So, I took down the page I had been recently working on and went back to practicing. Though, this time it was a bit more difficult since I didn’t have a clear goal.
Long time followers should remember back when I was posting anatomy studies and figure drawings so that I could work on those key elements. Now, its more of an aesthetic.problem. How do I make things look “good”? One of the sketches I worked on almost meets the personal requirement for me. While sketching I was looking at some of the artwork of an artist that has recently gained my attention. Kenneth Rocafort. His lines are so crisp and clean, and his own personal style revitalizes DC’s characters in ways I’ve never seen. I was aiming a bit for that while drawing out that face. Can’t really say that I accomplished that, but it still looks pretty good to me.
Which brings me back to my main problem: Making things look good, my way.