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Oldies but Goodies pt. 2-inks and a sketch

Posted in geeks, inks, sketches, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on July 23, 2009

You can read the first part of this post here or just freely browse the blog. 🙂

I have nothing better to post, been busy with finishing the Captin N12 Issue 1 dialogues/script and I was not able to sketch last week and unfortunately this week so what better lousy way to compensate by posting old fart art/sketches that I did way back 10 or so friggin years ago, pathetic me. I rarely do fan art then than now so most of what I found from my old boxes were some character studies or profile of what I (and the Zerulean, which will be part 3 of this post) happen to cook up with in me brain,  lots of ideas then on having my own superhero team or a really cool character or two then and maybe, just maybe I will resurrect and get to finish one of them now that me and the boys have our own do-it-yourself comic book house the Super Debil Robot Comics which I profusely advertise in my recent post nowadays. Image Comics was so popular then and it is evident in my sketches. Here we go:

Some YoungBlood influenced characters don’t ya thunk?! (Badrock ?)

This one I called the Emissary and I was hooked up with some Wild C.A.T.s storyline then, I forgot already.

This hear is Razorback (he is also in this previous blog post here), a pretty nifty combo of Cyber Force’s RipClaw and WildCat’s Warblade. I overly thinking of resurrecting him now.

I really thought Marc Silvestri’s Ascension character was cool and David Finch’s art rocks and still is so I made one me self which greatly influenced a comic book one shot 6 pager story that I did which the lineart work that I did was lost for all eternity en route hand carried by a friend of mine to be submitted to a Popcorn-esque comic book magazine here in Cebu then. Angels and demons have a special place in my heart also.

Another angel and demon piece, not inked, only pencilled this one and don’t have the heart to ink it for I was afraid I’d ruined it. This is the only piece that I thought I made a decent looking babe, and a demon babe for that matter and sideways and hugging the dude, and…ah, nevermind.

Here was my not so many attempts at doing sequentials with the Razorback character. Just a fight scene with no real concrete backgrounds hehhehehe. Lousy. I am still not comfy with doing a sequential now. Must muster up the courage soonest as possible or Motex will kick my arse. 🙂

That’s it then for part deux, f.y.i. I only scanned the most decent one that I could find, others was next to nada. Next post will be the collab we did back then when we were still in college with good old friend Zerulean.


Oldies but Goodies pt.1 – cartoony

Posted in articles, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on July 10, 2009

I was rummaging thru my old files at home yesterday from some old boxes containing comics/books and old things of mine such a beat up old notebook full of crap imaginings and some loose papers of still crappy drawing that I did way back 1994 to 1999 or somewhere in between those times. I was planning on getting rid of them but going over them brought back good amusing memories, its like a treasure chest so I decided to scan the ones that I liked for kicks and somehow preserve them digitally for some reason that eludes me now. Posterity, I guess.

I did a couple of cartoony drawings that was used as a patch up to some unsightly place in our bathroom’s wall or door for that matter and this is what I came up with:

I like drawing pigs now and it was evident then, excuse the poor scans on this one’s, I only managed to clean out the second image, the first one is next to impossible for me for I am not that good with PS, the papers are all very yellowy because these drawings were very much exposed. If there is a PS technique that you guys can show me a link, I’d love to know. 🙂

Then this here is the Maxx, which I terribly like and all things Kieth as stated from some previous post somewhere in this blog.

One thing I remembered with this here pieces is that I get to color them using the Prang Watercolors that bud Elton gave me then, tnx dude! Its a rare thing for me to color something even today. I am not good (and I am not good with anything mind you) at blending approriate colors here and there. Someday. For now I’ll stick with the trusty pen and ink.

Next post (WTF! there’s more?!groans!..bored/eyes rollover/etc.) would be some horrid (and still horrid now) sketches I did way back, like friggin time machine back. For now, tah-tah. Sleepy as sleepy as can be.


This post is a self imposed tag meme because this guy here beat me to it 🙂 but I’m gonna post it anyways .