Thursday, December 02, 2010

Remember the Pencil?

These aren't quite storyboards, more like key frames from an expired development project I was involved in. I still have acres of this kind of stuff in my newly, somewhat organized flat files. I discovered the smudge stick from working with Garett Sheldrew who is a master of it, as well as any other medium he chooses.

Pencil and Smudge Stick 4/ 1/2X 10 each

--Starchie

7 comments:

Ben said...

I feel like I've seen a movie with a kind of demonic house just like this one...

Lois2037 said...

Those are gorgeous! And I love the little smirk on all the faces.

Mjade said...

I've never heard of a smudge stick. What is it? Google seems to think it's a pagan wand, which doesn't seem very useful when drawing with pencil.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Mjade --
The art supply catalog calls them "paper stumps"
http://www.dickblick.com/products/gray-paper-stumps/

Pablo said...

Isn't that governor Marley's possessed mansion? I bet it is ;)

Aleksandar said...

These are crazy cool, Steve.

I've gotten a similar effect using a clear brush felt tip to work over lead on canvas. Makes for great underpaintings - even lets you work in values.

Do you ever use harder pencil leads to sketch out the basics, or is your hand just this well trained?

Mjade said...

Ahh! I remember those from art class but never heard them called smudge sticks or paper stumps. But come to think of it, I can't remember what we did call them.

Thanks for the link!