“I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief.”
Yesterday would’ve been Robert Shaw’s 86th birthday, so drew this quick iPad sketch of the greatest character in cinematic history as a tribute! A true legend…
…James Gandolfini, who passed away suddenly last week, I created this quick line drawing on the iPad – in honour of his most famous role, the complicated badass that was Tony Soprano.
Undoubtedly one of my favourite TV/Movie characters of all time, and a showcase for how great an actor he was to garner sympathy out of such a violent sociopath. RIP Jimmy.
I recently downloaded the free ‘Sketchbook Express’ app (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sketchbook-express-for-ipad/id410871280?mt=8) for sketching on the iPad – quite strange drawing with just my fingers, but it was surprisingly easy to get used to and incredibly accurate as well. Decent app for anyone else who wants to try it, as you get a good colour range, with a decent range of starter brushes (more available to buy).
Here’s my first two quick sketching attempts, will post more when I do them:
I’ve been working on a few scripts and ideas for graphic novels lately, and have started on thumbnails for one of them now that the story outline is finished. This one is a sci-fi story set well into the future, which I’m pretty excited about!
Below is a sneak peek of the first page, will post more over the coming months as the story develops…
I drew this last Saturday when I had some time on my hands – felt like drawing a movie character in black pen with interesting features, and that’s when Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy came to mind.
Here’s the process, beginning with the initial pencil sketch:
Followed by the linework, done in black pen:
Then I started the shading work, using a different thickness of pen – here’s a close-up:
And finally, here’s the finished sketch:
Pretty happy with the end result, tough character to draw – took me about 40 minutes in total. Think I’d do it in colour next time to get the red skin colour standing out!
So, have ended up co-running the Aberdeen Oil & Gas Team for this year’s Movember, which is a charity that raises funds and awareness for the fight against men’s cancers. Decent team of roughly 100 folk in it, and have raised over £2000 all in so far!!
But still plenty time and money to go, so please donate to me here – http://mobro.co/donaldsmith (or you can also donate to team as a whole). Below you will see my effort so far….
Well, it’s taken me a while to get this exciting piece of art up!!!
Rowdy Roddy Piper visited Aberdeen recently, so I decided to create a custom illustration for the occasion, which I got him to sign for me (the ‘aka’ is in reference to his Always Sunny in Philadelphia character). I also gave him a copy to keep, to which he replied, “Oh thanks Donald man, that’s awesome – I’m putting that up in my office“!!
A gentleman & legend, and an honour to meet him.