Saturday, July 02, 2005

Sketchbook - Kensuke Okabayashi

Here's my last sketch, for the time being. True, I have a few more sketches... but I don't have permission to post them. This is the last sketch I got at The 2005 Emerald City Comicon, and it was a direct result of Siya Oum's persistence. She ragged on me until I asked him to sketch for me. Kensuke is the artist on the amusing Java! comic. I thought his Aquaman turned out very nice, what do you think.

by Kensuke Okabayashi
6 February 2005
(permission to post given 6 February 2005 in person)
Java Comics

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 "K", "O" and the number "100", 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.