Clark Gable with a Pipe and an Engine

Sketches and Studies

gableBack in the day guys sure knew how to relax. Look at Clark here, pipe in his teeth while doing some serious tinkering on a car engine. (I didn’t make it up, I found a photo reference of it.)

As a warm up I’m just looking for one or two successful elements in a sketch. For example, I think the lighting on Clark’s arm closest to the viewer was a success. Other than that the sketch is okay. It mostly consists of me testing out different brushes in Manga Studio 5.

The biggest thing I don’t like about the sketch is that when it’s slightly minimized the brush strokes look too airbrushy. At least more so than I like. But that’s the thing about sketches–learn what works and what doesn’t.

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