Thursday, January 14, 2010

Process Post

I drew this great bird yesterday.



Once in a while, the stars align and a picture turns out pretty good without a lot of fuss. When that happens drawing can seem almost effortless. It would be cool if it happened more often.

Normally for illustrations or comics panels I do a thumbnail sketch first. These range from pretty detailed to almost illegibly simplistic. It’s the simplistic ones, though, that I think are the most fun to go back and look at along side the final pictures. Here are a couple:







Moving along... It’s been a jumbled mixed bag of a week here at Haus Hatke, not to mention a busy one. At least this week I can rest assured that we’ll be bringing home the bacon because we slaughtered our pig on Tuesday.

Anna is doing a masterful job with the different cuts. As a neophyte, I had NO IDEA how much bacon you get on just one side. We’ll be smoking and curing ours (as well as making sausages, etc) and when it’s done Sunday brunches are going to be looking pretty sweet.

12 comments:

j'aime said...

i'd say sunday brunches will be *tasting* pretty sweet!
or salty, in a sweet sort of way.

Anonymous said...

Post pictured of the piggy! :D

~Bridget

anna said...

ciao Ben, qui c'รจ un hopefull draw

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J. Smith said...

I really enjoyed the excellent drawing of the boy with the lion. Very imaginative!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

That's one heck of a bird sketch!

Emily said...

I often find the loose sketches to be the most expressive... thanks for sharing!

Ben Hatke said...

Hey thanks, Emily! I've been meaning put up a link to your work.

e gratzie te, Anna per il sito della tua amica, anche gli pittori degli ucellini!

(ugh. clearly I need to study Italian).

Ben Hatke said...

By the way, Jaime, Brunches will be salty sweet because Anna has been curing the bacon in some kind of mix that involves apple butter!

Eric Orchard said...

Wow, Ben your sketches are beautiful! Love it when you post them.

Ben Hatke said...

And it's time for a new post again.

Cor Mariae said...

I Love the picture of the boy and the lion...my jaw literally dropped. :P ;D ;D if it is permitted I might take that for a signature sometime too...is it permitted? lol. ;D ;D

Ben Hatke said...

Sure sure ...you may nab it.