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I've quickly become a VERY big fan of Dave Chisholm's wild ride, Let's Go to Utah. I would very highly recommend it to anyone who loves good comics. It immediately reminded me of David Lapham's Stray Bullets. You can find his page here: [link] Go there now!

So, being that I'm such a huge fan of the book, I just had to work up a quick piece of the book's main crazy, Leif. I love the guy. He's definitely out there.

So, this is a little different for me, and certainly a little bloodier than the stuff I normally do. So I've put a mature content warning on it. I'd rather err on the side of caution.

Tools:
2H, HB pencil lead, Rapidosketch pens, Prismacolor markers, and Dr. P.H. Martin's dyes.

I hope you like (go check out his site)!

-B
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:iconjoshuajordan:
JoshuaJordan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This reminds me of Andrew WK
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
I had no idea who Andrew WK was until I checked him out after your post. You know, it's very possible Dave used him as reference for Leif.

-B
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Very cool piece, it instantly caught my eye (which is a good thing :) ). I hadn't seen your artwork before so it was a pleasant discovery.
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thanks very much, man! I appreciate the kind words.

Stop by any time.

-B
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
you're welcome, great gallery
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93Cobra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional
Kick ass!
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:iconbrettbarkley:
BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Thanks man!

Definitely check out his book. Dave's got the first couple issues posted on his deviantArt site.

-B
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davechisholm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
the first 7.5 issues!!!
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:iconbrettbarkley:
BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Hmmmm. Maybe my wife is right. Maybe I DO tend to understate.

Thanks for setting me straight!

-B
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RoninMoe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Gore is good. ok my critique. your thought of stance is gritty and menacing. the contrast of black white and red invite a person's curiousity even as a thumbnail. i like the well thought out placement of blood ,I'm curious as to what you used for the blood specificly and how did you get the diffrent tones?. Since most of your poses are original and you redesign their look to your draw style , i have to compliment your ability to depicting acurrate clothing texture , like how the clothing creases realisticly according to dynamic forces and stuff. only one tip i wanna benifit you with... smaller pupils make ppl look more evil or angry. even the position of the glare in the eye can suggest weather the person is forced in the situation they are in , or if the person is plain evil. very nice hands btw
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Hey thanks very much for taking the time to critique. I appreciate it. I think you're exactly right about the eyes. I think the pupils are a bit too big, and could have given him a bit more of a wild-eyed look had they been smaller.

In terms of the blood, if you've ever seen blood on a t-shirt, it tends to dissipate, particularly at the edges and with the smaller spatters. Depending on where the spatters were and what I wanted to do with them, I'd either use the tip of my finger, since it would give just the hint of the fingerprint, and add some decent texture, or I used something like a napkin or paper towel to quickly dab up some of the extra pigment. Other than that, it's just Dr. Martin's dyes (Crimson, mixed with a little black to give it a deeper blood-like tone).

And thanks very much for the compliments on the clothing textures. I have found over the years I seem to have developed a problem in my work in terms of distinguishing between line and form. Often I can go way too heavy with a line, building it in to a form. I think that can be very distracting. So, after working on some more experimental stuff recently (I should be able to post it soon), I found it freed me up to just indicate form with line, then allow my colors, markers, whatever, to make up the difference. I think it feels a little more natural, because instead of having big black creases/forms in a white shirt or jeans, I indicate a line and let the markers do the work for me.

Thanks so much!

-B
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weird-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
gasp, very very awesome :D
aw man i wish i could do folds in clothing like you do.. actually i just wish i could draw like you in general! :XD:
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Thanks, as always. Drawing clothing or drapery isn't super tough, though I don't think I'm an expert. It may help you, though, to try and remember that under a person's shirt, for example, is the body (bear with me...I know this sounds silly, but it may help you out). And if you think about a person's upper body for instance, you know there is a very distinct contour or shape to it. Think of a person's shoulder. It is a very distinct protrusion from the upper chest. Then think of the pectoral muscles in the upper chest. The pecs don't protrude quite as much. What I try to do is think of the protrusions as anchor points. I will draw creases originating from an anchor point. Some places/anchor points bulge or protrude more than others, so they'll be stronger anchor points and have stonger creases. And I also try and remember that if creases are coming from one anchor point, they will be pulled and affected by other anchor points (every action has an opposite reaction). From there, I try to think of the cloth (depending on how stiff it is) almost like a fluid sheet, something with with keep its general form, but lay and fold over itself. I don't know if any of this makes sense, but that's basically how I tend to look at it.

And don't get down on your art. I've been meaning to stop by your page and give you some thoughts and suggestions on some of your recent work. I promise I'll make the time to do that soon. I think the main thing, as I've learned after WAY too long, is to try and stay loose with your work. Don't worry about being super tight from the beginning. Feel relaxed enough to sketch your form...allow for those happy mistakes Bob Ross always talked about.

Thanks again, as always!

-B
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weird-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
hmm.. i think that explanation helps, ill just have to refer back to it when im drawing something :hug: thank you much! i wont stop tryin' with my art :P
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Keydan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
He shure looks like a nice kind fella... :)
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Ha! You know, I can't help but to like the guy. He's kind of what I'd call a straight-shooter.

-B
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davechisholm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
awesomenesss!
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BrettBarkley Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Glad you like!

-B
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