letao asked: Whatcha workin' on?
DHP and something that hasn’t been announced yet. ;)
On the drawing board.
Hellboy is dead and in hell.
But death was only the beginning!
Follow his journey.
From Mike Mignola, Hellboy in Hell.
Colors by Dave Stewart.
Hellboyfansinhell Is a very good Mignola-verse tumblr. Check it out.
line inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a draw() loop
Infinity never tasted so good.
soxxxybrown asked: Hi Mr. Churilla, Do you have any recommendations for penciling/inking supplies for someone just getting started with illustrating. Up until now I've basically just been using Bic pens I snagged from the office and Sharpies to ink over #2 pencil. I know I'm not using the right tools but I get lost once I look around in the art store. So any suggestions for someone trying to get started? Thanks!
Bic pens and Crayola markers (bright colors are best) are great for sketching. Pencils can bog you down, because you’ll want to correct things, and when you are sketching you should just be doing that: sketching. For finished art, I use a light blue Prismacolor Col-erase pencil, or a .5mm mechanical pencil with blue Pentel AIN leads. Color pencils help me because I tend not to overcommit to each line. Its a psychological thing i suppose. As for inking, start out trying a brush to see it you like it. A Winsor Newton Series 7 #2 sable is the industry standard, but I like a #3 Scharff 3000 fine liner. Get some Micron Pigma pens (01-08) and try those too. The pens work best on bristol board with a smooth finish, while the brush is good for something with a little rougher of a tooth. I suggest Strathmore 2-ply boards. The 300, 400, or 500-series are the boards that you want to try out, 300 being the cheapest, and 500 being cotton-based and very expensive. Vellum is rough and plate or smooth finish will be smoother, obviously. Buy a couple 9”X12” pads of either 300 or 400 and try them out with the brush, the pens, etc. See what feels most natural. Think about what you are trying to go for style-wise. In the end they are just tools. There is no magic brush, pen, etc. You are the artist. It all comes from you. Not the tools. Oh, and as for ink, I like Winsor and Newton waterproof india ink. Also get some brush soap and keep that brush clean. It’ll last you a long time if you do. Hope that helps.