Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sketchbook - Kristofer Straub

It's been some time since I posted any sketches. Here's the first sketch in my current Aquaman sketchbook. It was drawn by the wonderful Kristofer Straub who writes the webcomics Starslip Crisis, Chainsawsuit, and F Chords. Straub had the unenviable task of starting my newest sketchbook after his fellow HalfPixel artist Dave Kellett finished up my second sketchbook. The result was this fantastic image, which never fails to make me happy. Of note: I have a sketch from each of the HalfPixel guys. Perhaps I should do a HalfPixel sketch post sometime?

by Kristofer Straub
11 May 2008
(permission to post given 11 May 2008 in person)

As a reminder: Almost every sketch in my sketchbook was non-commissioned and done on the floor of a con. These are not the best works of the artists. These are only representative of what the artist can do under pressure in a loud, crowded, and often stressed-out environment. Most of them were done as quickly as possible, to prevent huge lines from forming. Don't judge any of these artists negatively by the artwork you see, instead be as impressed as I am by what they accomplished in far-from-ideal conditions.

To see all the sketches I have permission to post so far, check out my Sketchbook Page. Click for a random sketch. Also check for a history of Saturday Sketches.

The Saturday Sketch™ is brought to you by the letters "A", "Q" and the number "27", and also courtesy the fine artists who pour their lives into producing wonderful comic books, then come to conventions only to get asked by geeky fangirls for a sketch of Aquaman. Support an artist, buy a comic book.