Because everyone seems to like the rough stuff (oh you know you do) and because today I was working on stuff I can't share, I am presenting some sketchbook pages from the show. :)First up is the rough I did for Karen's Magik commission. Since I didn't have her book yet and I wasn't working on any other sketch, I figured I would work out the idea in my sketchbook. Karen refers to my drawings as "happy" and she likes them that way. So she wasn't sure she wanted me doing a dark, tough Magik. But she really wanted Magik's Soul Sword in it. :) I convinced her I could do it. I think I pulled it off and still made the piece fun by hacking off a demon hand. Yes folks, nothing says "fun" like a hacked off demon hand. Tell your friends.
The rest were done while I was bored. I was trying to come up with some generic action poses in case I needed them. Didn't need them at this show after all, but they will probably show up somewhere down the road. I like to keep these kind of sketches around to refer back to when I am blocked from ideas for sketch poses. The finished piece might not look exactly like the sketch, but the sketch does provide a jumping off point. And sometimes that is all that is needed. :)