Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow

To keep myself occupied on the trainrides to work, I gave myself the assignment to redesign the characters of 'The Wizard of Oz'. Above some of the sketches I did sofar for ScareCrow.

As with the lifesketches, I used a 0.2 inkpen, and Photoshop for the digital color. Drawing with pens somehow streamlines my thoughprocess better, and forces me to think better about what I want to get on paper. If you're an artist, you should defenitely give it a try sometime!

Thanx to my collegue Gilles for making me switch to pens again :) Check out his blog at, he'll appreciate it!

More stuff coming soon!



DaveD said...

These look great! Nice work. What brand of pen do you use BTW? I've gone through a few duds and am trying to find something decent.

DaveD said...

Forgot to ask about your choice of paper as well.

rhemrev said...

Hey Dave! Thanx for stopping by, much appreciated :) As for materials, I used 0.2 and a 0.3 inkpens for these, from the brand 'Micron'. Here's a link where they can be bought online:
I bought mine in a dutch store though. :)

As far as paper goes, I don't really give it much thought when it comes to these penscribbles, basic printing paper is as good as any.

For pencildrawings I switch to heavier paper though, otherwise you have holes in your paper from erasing quite quickly :) I hope this helps!


Captain Opium said...

How do you draw so well?