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Big Gun Girl_WIP by tombancroft Big Gun Girl_WIP by tombancroft
Here's a phase one and two progression of a sketch that's on my desk right now. PHASE one: blue line rough sketch to try and find the pose. I always run out of paper at the bottom because I didn't start high enough and/or drew it too big. Always. PHASE two: I'v reworked a few things further in blue (Like straightening her arm and taking out the angle break at her wrist so the gun feels heavier) and now I'm starting to refine/ finalize things in graphite. I try and leave a few things to work out in graphite so I can still have some happy accidents and I hate tracing. Being an animator all those years, you'd think I wouldn't mind drawing the same drawing over and over again. I still don't.

Blue pencil: Col-Erase Light blue
Graphite pencil: Palomino Blackwing

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:iconbillytheixi:
billytheixi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I'm in love with your art style! It's so full of life and inspirational! Thank you for sharing your initial sketches and some of your process with us! :D
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for that. It's my pleasure.
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HolyNiwa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing, i would love to see a youtube clip of you recording some of you drawing some artwork, i think it would be very inspirational :D
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mphelps Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Wow, I love it when amazing artist like yourself show us how you do what you do. I love seeing your work. And thanks for listing your pencil types. I just recently started using blue pencils to sketch my work but am not happy with the quality of mine. So, thank you for doing what you do.
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the thanks!
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:iconmphelps:
mphelps Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
It's my pleasure.
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:iconrblue:
Rblue Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Looks good.
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SentientDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what brand are your col erase? they look nice
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ZombiePigGirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
<3 the gun... I can't draw guns... too hard.
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EdensThief Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Beautiful body language!
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DarylT Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Nice movemnet.
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CharlieAabo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely beautiful. Love the wind blowing her hair, her dress and the smoke from the gun. Great drama. Is thiS another secret project, just a sketch or what's the story?
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Client work I can't talk about.
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CharlieAabo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You big tease, you! Please remember to let us know what we CAN know when you can let us know... You know?!?
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Di---Chan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wow, so nice to see this process! Thanks for posting these :)
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Fe-Da-Lesk-Barndt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
good stuff. Hey I have a question. Why is it that animators always sketch with blue? is there a reason or is it just a personal preference? keep up the good work. =)
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jeffreymunoz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like that way you think. Like the wrist for the gun. I noticed her face also. Its really cool. I love it. I love the whole movement and the focus on weight.
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The-One-Free-Man82 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Say, I like how the wisps of smoke come off the gun she just shot.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Why would anyone put a scope on a revolver??
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah! Thats awesome!
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AtlantaJones Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Will these be inked as well? The reason I ask is your blue lines are usually already fairly tight, so I'd wonder why you might not just go straight to inks.

Also, for those that might not know, the Palomino Blackwing 602 was also the favorite pencil of Chuck Jones :)
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No inks for this, someone else will clean it up, with pencil
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Gabs37 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love seeing these skeches!
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing sketch Tom! I adore your great sense of movement!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww, shucks.
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