Sunday, September 18, 2011

Some crap from the sketchbook





7 comments:

Gordeaux said...

Hello Mr Smith, I was wondering, as a well seasoned cartoonist does a line of action become second nature?
What I mean is do you get to a stage where you don't need to draw one? You just see it as you construct?

Thanks in advance!
Love your work!

Jim Smith said...

Gordeaux, it is good idea to always draw a line of action. You may get to the point where it it is not needed, however do it anyway just for being thourough and it looks cool.

Mike Nassar said...
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Mike Nassar said...

awesome 'crap' in your sketchbook, Jim. stuff is so good. love how some things are loose, but still super solid anatomy accents and designs work clearly.
Did you just life draw a lot and look at tons and tons of sports freeze frames for practice?

Jim Smith said...

Mike, that is the best thing - drawing from real life, and freeze-framing sports, boxing, gymnastics and especially professional wrestling, is great for getting crazy poses and action. The distortion and squashing, stretching are all there. Not to mention the great acting!

Joshua Marchant (Scrawnycartoons) said...

All great stuff and that cat in particular: solid!!

For comparisons sake here's how that R&S layout looks after going through the production system: http://bit.ly/ql4poo

Ryan Storm said...

I'm Buying your first book as a christmas present!
Just figured I'd let you know