Sunday, September 21, 2008

Supergirl Fun With A Pencil

Today's title is a variation on the title of the Andrew Loomis' book FUN WITH A PENCIL. If you don't know who Andrew Loomis is, go here. Go ahead, I'll wait. : )

Welcome back. Now you are in the know. When I started working on this piece I decided to just stay with pencil only. Building up the tones, pulling the white out of the grays and getting my hands covered in graphite is fun. It's much easier to deal with pencil smears compared to ink smears.

This was done using a HB and 2B lead in two mechanical pencils. Blending is done with paper towels and a blending stump. All this on 11" x 17" Canson Bristol Board.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. 


Royce Thrower said... favorite version of Supergirl. What a pleasant surprise for a misty Sunday afternoon as a stack of papers sit before me awaiting grades. Gene has said that he is always in the mood to draw a Supergirl. Well, I am always in the mood to view one!

Great job Gene!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

I think Loomis would have approved of your Supergirl! Well done Gene!


Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce. I've been meaning to ask you, what grade and subject do you teach?

Thanks Gary!

SwanShadow said...

I'm thrilled that I was able to pick this up, Gene. It's a unique presentation of my favorite of Kara's costumes. I'm looking forward to seeing that beautiful tonal work "up close and personal."