Thursday, September 13, 2007


Go on Frankenstein! DO IT!
The characters i draw get more action than i do.
Well ....not really.

I feel like a rant:

I'm lookin' forward to the upcoming cons in Dublin and Birmingham, and while i can just about afford to go to them, this means i pretty much can't afford gigs i'd love to see. Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins were playing in Glasgow bout a month ago, but i couldn't afford to go, cuz well, one, i'd no money, and two, i was starting on Frankie. Oh, and three, i don't know anyone in Glasgow i could crash with. Turns out Foo Fighters are playing here in Aberdeen too soon, but the day tickets went on sale, i'd £10 to my name. Ah, i've seen 'The Foos' before, but Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins? Really bummed i missed them.

Anyhoo, hope ye like the panel. It's one of those rare times i picture a panel in my head and without referance or anything, i manage to get it on the board the way i imagined it.



Will Sliney said...

Sur why would you ever need referance for a pic like that??? All you ever think about is you and {random girl of the month} your in Love with in that position

Declan Shalvey said...

I hate you Will.

Because you speak the truth.

Stephen Mooney said...

....Is this the Bunty thread?

Declan Shalvey said...

Like, shut up steve. You're not the boss of me. We'll talk about whatever we like.

By the way, i SO love your jacket.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dec,

So you've got a mind full of images of women . . . well, everyone needs a hobby ! looks like you found yours !

Enjoy all those "script conferences" !


Domestic Goddess ... Wannabe! said...

That's so funny! The Bunty thread!

Anonymous said...

so those are partial inks,i suppose?
please put up the full ones as well
if you can...

Declan Shalvey said...

Yeah, i'll definately put up the inks when they're done. I'm doing a run of pencils at the moment. Once i'm finished this batch, i'll go back and ink the pages.

Anonymous said...

i see
just out of curiosity,is that how you usally do it?
do you use a digital inker or do you do it by hand?
wow what an irrelevent question

Stephen Mooney said...

Which jacket? The gray one or the raiders one? You're strange.

Declan Shalvey said...

MoonDog: Both

Luke, i'm pretty traditional. I draw it all out in pencil. From what you've seen on this blog, you can see the pencils are pretty rough and scratcy. They may seem dark here, bit i just darken them on the auld computer so ye can see them well on screen. I ink everything by hand. It'd be hard to get the drybrush effect on computer, although i'm sure it's possible.
I'm not really a fan of the 'digital inks' process to be honest. I see a lot of bad examples of it. Also, i just love the pure black that you get with inks. Saying that, Steve Mooneys new book, Strangeland, turned out pretty nice, and Quietly's All Star Superman works really well.

Stephen Mooney said...

Inks all the way. Inky Inky Inky