Saturday, September 04, 2004

Sketchbook - Olivier Coipel

I was told after the fact that Oliver didn't really enjoy his con, being shy and feeling like he hadn't done a good job on sketches. However, I thought he presented himself extremely well and drew a fantastic version of Aquaman. I met him at the 2000 San Diego Comicon, when he was with the Legion team (report here).

by Olivier Coipel
22 July 2000
(permission to post given June 2004 on Latveria)

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. If you have any contact information for any of the other artists I'm trying to contact, please e-mail me. Click for a random Aquaman sketch.

The Saturday Sketch ™ is brought to you by the letters "O", "C" and the number "65", 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.