Sunday, June 21, 2009


Here's some more sketches from the 2D Festival; all of them of Batman. Batman is a good default character for me to sketch; everyone knows him and i always enjoy trying to come up with a graphic-looking sketch. Plus, you can be a little more experimental when you're using a character that is easily identifiable like Batman.

This one is a standard, symmetrical-looking cape. Tried adding a lot of texture with the ink/inkwash.

This one is pretty similar to the previous one (i try not to repeat a sketch) but i started by drawing a random shape on the page and then work the composition of the cape around that shape. Fun to try.

Really like this one. The person looking for the sketch actually asked me to do a silhouetted image of Batman (which he'd seen me do for someone else earlier), which i roughed out on the page. I was gonna black out most of the page and leave his outline, just so it would be a little different but once i'd blacked out the background, i really liked the negative space left on the page. Added some rough ink lines, blacked-out the Bat signal and it was done. Really wish i had a good scan of this one. Ah well; a fuzzy photo will have to do.



Philtre said...

Excellent stuff Declan, been really loving these expressive con sketches - wish I'd got one myself.

Barry O'Donoghue said...

they look deadly!

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks lads.

Phil; man, if you want a sketch i'd gladly do one for ya.

Unknown said...

Love the tone that is conveyed in the top sketch