color practice

color practice

its been a minute.

its been a minute.

drawmearobot:

1. Who are you and what do you do?

My name is D. M. Rolfe. By day I create advertisements, brochures, posters for a big London advertising agency. By night I create cartoons. My passion is thinking up gags and creating cartoons which I then try to sell. I regularly contribute gags to Private Eye magazine and every once in a while I sell a cartoon. However, it’s my life’s ambition to get published in the New Yorker magazine.

I have no formal art education hence the funny noses I draw. But I did attend art college where I studied typography.

2. What’s your hardware setup?

Very basic. I use an old Apple MacBook and an Epson XXXXX to scan all my work. If I need to adjust or correct an image I will use Photoshop and my Wacom Bamboo tablet. That’s it! I do have a lightbox, is that classed as hardware?

3. What’s your workspace look like?

Voila!

On the other wall behind I have lots of cartoon books. i tend to keep my latest reads on my desk. Which at the moment are Bob Mankoff and Gahan Wilson.

4. What tools do you use to make your cartoons?

I usually work in black and white with grey washes. My line work is all drawn with Sakura Pigma Micron pens. I usually prefer an 08. I draw all my cartoon roughs on layout paper and then use a lightbox to create the finished cartoon on cartridge paper. The washes are all added using Dr Marten’s liquid watercolour and a synthetic brush. One the rare occasion I work in colour I will add colour in Photoshop with my Wacom tablet.

Finally… my robot.

I wanted to try and think up something quintessentially British!

Introducing… Sir Lancebot!

blue-ten:

image Trakoclock asked:

Hey, if you don’t mind sharing, I’ve always wondered how you got that soft celling look on your characters in your comic. Any tips? I’m currently working on my own comic and I kind of want to go for a less harsh form of cell shading. Thanks!

A couple people have asked about the way I color things and I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on it :]. I’ve never been too good at describing my process, but I hope this helps!

old reblog

old reblog

a promo thingie i did

a promo thingie i did

Made Vivian’s head last night using Sculptris!  It was pretty easy to use and it also worked really well with my Yiynova msp19u.

Made Vivian’s head last night using Sculptris!  It was pretty easy to use and it also worked really well with my Yiynova msp19u.