January 2, 2010

Elephant Sketches


I went elephant sketching over the holidays. What fun to observe these amazing animals! Here are a couple studies done with red pencil, markers, and a "comic brush" pen. Elephants are the stars of my next comic book, so I want to get to know real elephants before I try to caricature them.




4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Great studies Mark and thanks for sharing your development process. Good luck on the book!

Mark Oftedal said...

Thanks Jeremy. I checked out your site-- nice stuff!

G1toons said...

these are great, if you don't mind me asking what pens exactly did you use, did you colour them with the brushes also? thanks

Mark Oftedal said...

Yo G1, I used a Tachikawa Comic Brush pen and then colored it with Copic marker. It was my first time using both, so it was a lot of fun but I'd definitely like to refine my technique.