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

A very late 1/7th Avengers Movie tribute

Posted in fan art, lineart, sketches, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on June 26, 2012

I’ve been meaning to post this one after I have watched the Avengers Movie. A very late post and something to update this dusty blog dontchathink. I’ve been busy all over updating this thing called life. Been away from my digital drawing board lately coz we recently moved in on our new place and mostly my things are still in the box but I hope it won’t be there forever, trapped.

This is basically a cop-out because I cropped the hell out of this one. It’s supposed to be a full body sketch of the Hulk in the aftermath of some rampage but I wimped out and cropped the whole thing up to hide my mistakes and thank the gods for photoshop.  I have sketched a couple of Hulks in this blog and I never seem to get tired of him. Maybe because he is fun and easy to draw IMHO, just go berserk with the pencils and make every muscle overblown and add a green tint and there ya go hehehehe.  Linework done in SAI and colors/crop/etc. in PS.

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Crime Is Awesome

Posted in fan art, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on April 30, 2012

Been reading Millar/McNiven‘s awesome Nemesis over the weekend and come up with a quick sketch coz it was that awesome a book. As always done digitally in SAI. Forgive me for the cop out shot, no arms and feet again and haven’t pulled off the Nemesis’s trademark smirk/smile as much as I would like  it to and basically its not that hard on the details with all the all white costume of his, its like drawing Batman in reverse heehehe. Did I already told you the book is awesome?Well, it is awesome. I like the cinematic feel of the comic book. Your like watching a movie reading this one. Now, if I could get my hands on them Supercrook books. Original sketch below.

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Quick Sketch 1: The Imfraggable Hulk

Posted in fan art, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on April 26, 2012

Just wanna post a quick sketch I did last night, done digitally with SAI experimenting on colors coz I rarely color my work but decided what the hey I ‘m in the process of learning things so I’ll add this color thingee while I’m at it, while experiencing the agony of waiting to watch The Avengers Movie over the weekend…next time I’ll post something worthwhile, I guess. 🙂

Like, Hulk Smash or Something

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Can this be a warm up sketch if u done nuthin after?

Posted in sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on April 17, 2012

N.Korea missile launch fail...coincidence?

Can the sketch above be considered a warm up one even if afterwards I didn’t do a proper sketch? hehehhe…I was doing this sketch as a warm up coz I was planning on doing some Hulk fan art or some Lobo, just doodling this and that and I even forgot to make a layer for the inks and just covered up the blue pencil lines directly via Paint Tool Sai when sleep gave way to reason and I just close the laptop lid and said goodnight to the world. I was tired and all and never got around to doing a proper sketch. Maybe tonight. I won’t promise though.

I was thinking of doodling up some fat dude jumping out and about like in a pool or lake or something like what we do in summer see but being lazy with perspectives and what not I decided to put a half assed rendering of a rocket (from the recent failed N.Korean launch) to the background and the fat dude like he’s stopping the friggin thing. I don’t know if you guys noticed it or not or you’re thinking what the fuck is that supposed to be. Well, that’s that and tomorrows another sketch away.

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Week 2 on SketchBin

Posted in sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on June 6, 2010

Reblog. For SketchBin. Theme for this week is Greek Mythology. So I drew the god Pan.

2.5×3.5 week

Posted in fan art, sketch card, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on November 21, 2009

Hey, before I babble on. The Sugbo Jam No.1 is still available and if you folks don’t have a copy yet, better get going and grab one and lets be done with it. Help us komikeros to thrive in our own little non-threatening comic book scene here in Cebu and make our country proud like this guy here.

Anyways! (copyright by Motmot) Out of sheer boredom and I’ve got nothing better to do after the day job so this week has been kinda productive, artwise, in a way. When I am lazying out in bed reading and listening to my trusty iPod and zoning out over the week I decided to sketch a bit. Feeling guilty over the fact that I haven’t drawn for some time since the Sugbo Jam project kicked off and a lot of stack pile of pre-cut vellum 2.5×3.5 vellum boards hanging around collecting dust within arms reach I instinctively doodle a bit and stretch them stubborn drawing muscles of mine for kicks which led to the sketches below heavily inspired by Kikomachine Komiks Vol. 5 which was the one I was reading recently, kudos to Sir Manix…..

….which led to some off beat cartoony sketches below:

…which led to some superhero characters rendered unlike my usual style which I kinda like and will be developing later on over the weekend hopefully if all goes well. Maybe it was influenced by my reading online alternative comic book artist works:

…overall an interesting week for sketching. By the way, 2.5×3.5 sketch cards are still a pain to draw on but I am happy to say that I am getting the hang of it somehow, backgrounds and coloring this babies up still is a thorn on my side though. Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated on this one. Till next. Nuff said.

Wolverine Hair sketch

Posted in fan art, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on September 17, 2009

Hey Logan, overdid them hair now do we?

Hey Logan, overdid them hair now do we?

Just like friend Suede, been awhile since I flexed my drawing muscles lately even though I still got a way overdue sequential to be submitted for the Sugbo Jam Comics breathing down my neck and the project itself is way overdue as targetted by the SDR Crew. Well, here’s an improved sketch (compared from a previous post) of my fave knucklehead James Howlett. By the way, got tired of my old signature and liking this one instead and I think its a keeper 🙂 . I won’t babble on too much this time besides, I don’t have anything interesting to say this time. Comments are much appreciated folks :). Thanks for dropping by.

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Updates and then the usual SDR meet up

Posted in SDR Comics, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on August 22, 2009

Yesterday was a holiday, me and the SDR Boys did our almost weekly meet up and discuss all things SDR related and future shindigs and whip our pen and inks and doodle amidst the chitchat. This time, like the last one, we hung out at McDo Jones and out of thin air decided to draw Hellboy. And here is what I came up with together with a Captin N12 sketch I gave to Motmot to ink on someday:



Been busy since last night doing Page 2 and 3 of my soon to be submission for the anthology and by golly the self imposed deadline is almost up and due next week. Hope the gods favor me this time and get my lazy @$$ up and running till I cap it off with page 6. Probably post it tomorrow some pathetic previews. I actually revised page 1 from scratch yesterday and I am quite ok with the revised one.

Another thing, my 3-page collaboration with Zerulean is 50% done, meaning he already finished pencilling it and now its up to me to ink and put them captions and balloons. Can’t wait to start inking on it tomorrow. It will be awesome.

Finally, the SDR Comics will hopefully finalize a contract next week to a well known comics outlet in Manila if all goes well and eventually Captin N12 Issue No. 1 will be available to our tagalog speaking brothers out there. I’m excited already. Wish us luck guys and ghouls.

Nuff said. 🙂

Sketchercise Tuesday 5-OMG! Limbless!

Posted in sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on August 18, 2009

Look Ma! No Hands...and Feet!Yay!

Look Ma! No Hands...and Feet!Yay!

Wow, the last sketchercise I did was last first week of July, hmmmmm. That bad huh. Anyways, here’s a sketch I did tonight after furiously tackling page 2 of my soon to be submitted sequentials for the upcoming SDR Comics anthology slated this September. Furiously because I only went so far as to do preliminary rough pencil layouts and a mess full of erasers later decided to give up and proceeded to flesh out a character study of the antagonist of the six pager and then I unfortunately came up with this big hump of lug….with no limbs so to speak of….seriously. Pathetic but at the least I got to flex my lazy a$$ed drawing muscles. I guess I still haven’t overcome the fear of messing up the hands and feet on my lineart. Tomorrow may I fare better. Wish me luck!

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Sketchercise Monday 4

Posted in fan art, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on July 6, 2009

The Maxx is giving you the Finger!since issue number one

The Maxx is giving you the Finger!since issue number one

Hello folks, fear not, I am not through with updating this blog just yet. Just loosing steam is all. Been busy catchin up on my comics reading lately and took most of my time. I got to do this piece tonight after I helped a good friend scan his cool sketches to put up on his blog. It’s almost midnight and I am sleepy but fortunately I finished this baby up. For the uninitiated, this here is the Maxx, Sam Kieth’s most popular creation and one of my all time favorite read in comics. A homeless guy who thinks he is a rabbit and is Julie’s spirit animal (if I am not mistaken). that protects her from the outside and the metaphysical world that they happen to exist upon and all the wierd things in between panels. I just don’t why I like this big lug but early on when this character came out of Image I’ve been constantly updating on it and all things Sam Kieth in general. His comics are not your run of the mill type. Veering more on the indie and not the superheroic.


Just an update, Captain N12 release will be hopefully this end of July 20o9 as scheduled and I am asked by the great Motmot to help him out in the dialogue bit over the week and psyched up on that but unfortunately I am still unable to do some sequentials and all I got to contribute to the release will be a pin-up as stated on my previous post, a bad thing, geez. Lazy/coward me I suppose but atleast I get to contribute something to SDR Comics in general. I wonder how the Suede is doing 🙂