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Glenn Brown
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Chris, Darren; thanks for the comments!  Appreciate it much.

Darren, that's a nice piece you just posted too.

Mike, the Pharcyde book was was done in February, 1994 and never saw print.  Malibu had just cancelled my book as well as the rest of the Protectors line (which was their main superhero line: MOW, the Ferret, the Protectors, Gravestone), and went full-bore with the Ultraverse line.  Rock-It was one of their licensing imprints.  I was never given any reason for why the book wasn't published.  The pencils were all approved when I turned them in, and I was paid for my work, soooooo...in a way, I was glad that it didn't see print because it was a horrid project!  The writer had no idea about hip-hop OR the Pharcyde, so the story was basically about four anonymous black guys who get sucked into a mystical vortex where they were on the lam from a sorceror and his minions, which included a giant talking rat.  Brothers had eyeballs floating around their heads, magical saxaphones, flying carpets...I kid you not.

Next time I scan some stuff, I'll keep you in mind and see what I can dig up...

Re Prince, I would love to do an entire line of licensed properties featuring icons such as him.  I just need an agent and an opportunity!

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When i draw, I tend to smear graphite all over the place..does anyone else have this problem? Any way to prevent it?

JB, when you are drawing, do you let your hand touch the drawing surface much? or do you keeep your hand off it? Your drawings looks so dense with lines and yet so clean. How do you manage that?
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A piece I did a few years ago, inspired by a "conversation" with JB around the time he was doning HIdden Years and Lost Generation.

The Golden Age X-Men (or X-Squad as I named them):

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The All New All Different X-Squad

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 Charles Jensen wrote:
When i draw, I tend to smear graphite all over the place..does anyone else have this problem? Any way to prevent it? 

Just slide a clean sheet of paper between your hand/forearm and your drawing surface, and you should avoid smearing.  Also, try using a better quality, harder grade of lead.  2H smears less than B, for example.

I like Mars Lumograph leads; they don't smear or break easily.

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 Glenn Brown wrote:

 Charles Jensen wrote:
When i draw, I tend to smear graphite all over the place..does anyone else have this problem? Any way to prevent it?


Just slide a clean sheet of paper between your hand/forearm and your drawing surface, and you should avoid smearing. Also, try using a better quality, harder grade of lead. 2H smears less than B, for example.


I like Mars Lumograph leads; they don't smear or break easily.



Thanks, Glenn Brown.

Is this an efficient method though? I have experimented with this method a little bit and I found it kind of a pain because it gets in the way of what you are working on. It seems kind of counter-productive.

Maybe a thin clear plastic sheet would be less obtrusive?



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Been wanting to post on thsi thread for a while... I did this during a staff
meeting (I work for an Advertising agency)... the best thing to come out
of that meeting was this pen sketch using a good old fashioned
PaperMate Black Felt Tip...BAMF!!!
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 Charles Jensen wrote:
 I have experimented with this method a little bit and I found it kind of a pain because it gets in the way of what you are working on. It seems kind of counter-productive.

Maybe a thin clear plastic sheet would be less obtrusive?

You can do that, too.  I've used thin tracing paper before, or custom-shaped friskets to cover my hand while leaving the drawing surface exposed as much as possible.  It's kind of one of those things where whatever works for the situation you are in, is what's best to use.

Sometimes rotating the drawing helps, too.

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Photoshop piece I'm working on. The cover to a collection of solo Beatles songs

 

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