Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blast from the Past #109: unifinished Donatello sketch

I found this one while going through a pile of old, partially-used pads of drawing paper the other day. This drawing had gotten stuck into one of these pads and forgotten.



There's no date on it that I can see, but from the look of it -- especially the fact that I was using a real brush and ink to ink it -- I'd say it was from the early 1980's. It's funny... I have several of this type of unfinished drawing in my files, and sometimes (as in this case), for the life of me, I can't remember WHY I didn't complete them. -- PL

12 comments:

  1. I'm surprised Mirage doesn't have some kind Don/Rodin statue outside the office. This is a really beautifully done piece. I think it might be worth revisiting for you, it looks like the beginnings of what might make a nice Tales or Vol 4 cover.

    Oh and out of curiosity what are you using to scan these images with? Is it one of those big Epson flat bed ones, or is a standard page size and you have to photomerge your images?

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  2. -->>> ..Adam, photo merge is like ' tiling ' ??

    Right ??

    >v<

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  3. -->> ..hey , wait .. would you ever go back and revisit pieces like this to finish it ( as it were ) ?!
    >v<

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  4. Hey Peter,

    Have you ever considered trying 3D art? I just marvel at how you guys do this 2D stuff so flawlessly and make it look so easy. Yet when i try original art, it all sucks. I can generally copy by eye pretty easily, though.

    But when I do 3D art, It usually comes out right the first time..

    http://www.shreddersdojo.com/Krang.jpg

    Heh, in doing my own little thing for the 25th anniversary, I've finally Got Krang down, Rocksteady Down, the Turtles Down. Shredder, Bebop, and Splinter need a bit of work to look accurate.

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  5. ~ tokka said...
    -->>> ..Adam, photo merge is like ' tiling ' ??

    Right ??



    yeah kind of, in Photoshop CS3 you can scan something in multiple pieces and then go file>automate>photomerge and it will automatically take all the various pieces and seamlessly put them back together as one whole image, so you can take a really large piece of work that is much larger than your scanner and still be able to scan at high res rather than be forced to photograph due to the size.

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  6. I think you should totally go and finish this piece!
    It's awesome as is, but just think at what could be...

    *drools over thought*

    ~Dinoff~

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  7. " /-\ [) @ (\/) said...
    Oh and out of curiosity what are you using to scan these images with? Is it one of those big Epson flat bed ones, or is a standard page size and you have to photomerge your images?"

    Most of the images I put up on this blog are actually digital photos. When I am scanning something for serious reproduction/printing, I use my large bed Umax scanner. -- PL

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  8. Wow you must have a good camera, or at least know how to photograph your work well...I never would've guessed they were photos! I was wondering for the longest time because some of the stuff you post is so detailed I couldn't imagine it was done at 8.5x11 but the images were so clear I figured they had to be scans. Interesting!

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  9. That is beautiful. I think it will lose something if you finish it, though. :)

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  10. Yeah, it's a brilliant piece already, please consider finishing it! Maybe disagree with others here about it losing something in the process, what's already there is great.

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  11. This should be donated to me. I've always loved Donnie, I have little story regarding an action figure I have since I was a child.

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