Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Got a start on a short story for the next Your Round book, this one titled Stout. Since this is my book and i can do pretty much what i want, i decided to step up the loose, drybrush-heavy approach another bit. So much so, in this panel, the only time i used a pen was the facial hair and panel borders. The borders are even done freehand, rather than with a ruler. The great thing about having your own book is you can try techniques that you can't with work-for-hire stuff. Trying to not be too precious, and embrace any unexpected results. Drybrush can really backfire on you if you're not careful. Enjoying it so far, hopefully i won't mess it up.

Too much.



Rich said...

This is a really nice panel man, the dry brush works. I think it suites certain stories, it seems to give a different mood to a scene.
How many projects are you working on at the one time? You must be glued to your drawing board.

Declan Shalvey said...

Hey Rich, yeah, pretty much chained to the board. $different projects, bacically, Frankenstein being the priority, then Freak Show, as they're the two main paying jobs. I do the other stuff when i get the chance.

PS, glad you like the drybrush.

David Baillie said...

You've started drawing without a script? It's true what they say about you Shalvey - you're some artist!

That other thing they say about you's true as well.

Declan Shalvey said...

Heh. Just realised i said '$projects' instead of 4 in that last comment.

Yep Dave, i'm so good, i can draw a script before its sent to me. I'm that good.

What's the other thing they say.......?