Hello, everyone. This is Lee checking in from the Crescent City. Many of you met me last December. Hell, some of you might even remember me. I was a guest critique-er for your comic projects in Digital Adventures as well as your final book project for the Junior Studio. Though I am primarily a designer (with a slim knowledge of illustration), Mike seems to think that I may be of use in this little experiment. I too will be participating in the projects so that, in effect, I will be serving two purposes at once: (1) to critique your work, and (2) to make you all look better by posting my poor excuses for illustrations.
Now then, I haven't drawn on a regular basis at least since Barbaro roamed the earth, so instead of investigating too many approaches up front, I decided to just do some sketching of Mr. Elvis Costello. Below, you can see the two approaches I was taking. The marker approach... well, the marker approach sucks, but the other approach (uniball micros, as it were) has a bit of promise.
And yes, by "promise" I mean there were a total of two decent sketches, one of which looks suspiciously like Jack Nicholson despite the fact that he was nowhere near my apartment during this process.
A while later, I managed to churn out this baby.
It isn't perfect, but it's better than I expected to achieve on day 1. I like the look and feel of it, so I think I'm going to stick to the pen and ink approach; however, I still need to determine what he'll be doing in the image.
So, my question to you all... any thoughts on the last image? Any illustrators I should check out if I'm going to continue with this approach?