The Pencil Pushing Area — One Man's Work-in-Progress

Bastich of the Spaceways

Posted in fan art, sketches, the works by R.L. Bertulfo II on January 28, 2009

Bastich of the Spaceways

Bastich of the Spaceways


Sorry for the erratic updates or no updates for that matter. This here is the Main Man LOBO (and suede beat me to it by posting his take on the main man on his blog recently) my most favorite DC character of all, nuff said!(…my fave Marvel character of all is the Silver Surfer by the way, I’m gonna post one soonest). Although this piece is still not finished because I am still afraid to do it following my recent attempts to ink Black Spidey on my previous post. I better stay to sketches for now and a thousand apologies for this for it is still worth squat if the piece is not inked, it is only 50 or so percent finished in my opinion. I promised that I would post finished pieces in this here blog. But lack of motivation and perseverance and yeah, time left me to decide otherwise. At the least, I somehow managed to resuscitate this blog. Also, I’ve been meaning to finish it and post it here as a year ender post hence the 2008 date next to my signia but to no avail.

The piece above is obviously cleaned via PS and still I’m learning the ropes to this, the pencil lines are enhanced also to get that darkened heavy lines effect which is handy when one draws on an HB grade pencil. Heres the original first attempt sketch which has way fewer lines and Lobo still has a goatee which I left out on the final one, no dynamic poses here folks, just an in your face rendition of The Main Man himself:


And heres the scanned-prep-for-ink version of it which I was horrible at doing. If somebody knows a tutorial link on converting pencil lines to a light blue hue suitable for inking/tracing final lines I would like to know one and be enlightened on this matter:

lobosketchorigpencilseditWhich made me delibarately forget on inking on it and instead add more details to the first version above and tightening it a bit so as to be more presentable and have a finality to it. The end result can be viewed by clicking on the topmost image for a better zoom with the added logo for extra lousy effect. Critiques and comments are verily welcomed.

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  1. John Amor said, on January 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM

    Excellent work, dude. For the life of me, I can’t grasp why you don’t update this blog more often. As for inking, I’m not a fan of the whole work-over-blue-lines technique. I don’t know. It just takes too much time, I guess.

  2. rey siasar said, on January 28, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    hey! hey! hey! it’s fraggin lobo! i like! good thing ur updating ur blog man. and yeah, stick to the pencils first, thats one of my mistakes. i used to get scared inking but when i tried it, just couldnt stop. my pencils suffered for it. a lot!

  3. pencilpushingarea said, on January 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    @ rey — yup, i think i’ll definitely do pencils for now and gradually move up to inking them pieces, small steps.

    @ john — “For the life of me, I can’t grasp why you don’t update this blog more often”<<<—just to lazy to draw, I guess, hehehhe, too much time on the computer surfing (wink!wink!) and the day job and the wife and things in between, excuses that hold no bearing really. heheheh..but i’ll update when i get d chance

    tnx for dropping by dudes,

  4. Alex Cipriano said, on January 29, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Here, I hope this helps man

    I like how you shade/hatch, although you need to study more of anatomy. Keep it up!

  5. pencilpushingarea said, on January 29, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    tnx for the link man, ill be bookmarking it 🙂 ,much appreciated.finding the time and effort to draw this year is one of me goals

  6. motmot said, on January 30, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Nice art Chum!!! Kita nya ta pohon,if maka lugar ko.

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