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Retro Graveyard Street Race by Huwman Retro Graveyard Street Race by Huwman
This is a commissioned piece in progress. Its going to take a l-o-o-n-g time to ink and colour this baby so I thought I would post the final pencils sketch here for Hallowe'en and my client said that would be okay . .. so here it is!

Drawn with a mechanical pencil.

The person who commissioned this is Mark Maia and, in addition to being an all-around cool guy and having great taste in art (obviously!), he is also a top-notch photographer. You can check out his stuff here: [link]

Just remember kids, don't street race - especially near the graveyard during a full moon!

Thanks for looking and Happy Hallowe'en!
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username125 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Artist
Oh wow, You draw out all of the blacks and brush feathering in pencil first. I usually draw out just the lines and none of the blacks and just ink that kind of stuff without much planning (as a general rule). I should really try penciling that stuff in first.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
No, you really probably shouldn't! It's actually a fairly mental and OCD way to do things, even for me. I was especially precise about these pencils because the guy who commissioned it had paid quite a bit so I wanted to be sure the inks were close to EXACTLY the same as the pencils he approved. I am always very tight but I would usually be a bit more "sketchy" with my pencils. I am trying to loosen up and be a bit less rigid about things overall. That recent pirate/biker piece is an example of how I think the looser approach can actually look as good or better. Anyhow, you are welcome to try drawing each brush stroke like this but, like I say, I'm kinda nuts so you may want to just ignore some of the ways I do things!
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username125 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Artist
Haha, okay. I usually ink onto a blank piece of paper on a light table so I sketch out brushstrokes and black areas with non photo blue if I need. I think I've heard a cartoonist named Charles Burns is very tight with his pencils and draws out every brush stroke like this.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
Yes, I love Charles Burns' stuff but he is absolutely insanely tight. I think what he does is great but I think I need to steer away more from his style and get more looseness into my stuff. One reason is it takes SO long to be overly precise and I have to start doing stuff more quickly.
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username125 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Artist
I can relate. Especially since I'm in art school now and have due dates. I take way long and need to get used to this sort of thing.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
Yep. A guy that's good AND fast is going to do the best, for sure.
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!!!! :D
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sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artist
really nice.
Is this scaned and vectorized for final work?
I like the drawing with out color as much as the finished piece.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
Thanks, man! I actually inked this pencil sketch my hand (with a brush) so it was at this stage:

[link]

Then all colouring was done digitally in Photoshop. Some of my simpler pieces are vectors but not this one. And, yes, I tend to prefer black and white myself but so many people like colour I usually wind up adding it.

Anyhow, thanks for the watch (and right back at you). Great gallery!
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sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artist
They are both nice.

I just saw your inked piece.
Does this end up as a screen print?
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