Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sketchbook - Scott Mills

I met Scott Mills at the Emerald City Comicon 2006, and I trolled him before showing off my sketchbook. He's one of those artists that I didn't have to ask for a sketch, he looked through the book and added a sketch without a word between us. Many other artists have noted his use of Zip-A-Tone. He had a sheet of it and a knife, and cut out the pieces to add to the sketch when he finished the drawing.

by Scott Mills
1 April 2006
(permission to post given 1 April 2006 in person)

As a reminder: Almost every sketch in my sketchbook was non-commissioned and done on the floor of a con. These are not the best works of the artists. These are only representative of what the artist can do under pressure in a loud, crowded, and often stressed-out environment. Most of them were done as quickly as possible, to prevent huge lines from forming. Don't judge any of these artists negatively by the artwork you see, instead be as impressed as I am by what they accomplished in far-from-ideal conditions.

To see all the sketches I have permission to post so far, check out my Sketchbook Page. Click for a random Aquaman sketch. Also check for a history of Saturday Sketches.

The Saturday Sketch ™ is brought to you by the letters "S", "M" and the number "56", and also courtesy the fine artists who pour their lives into producing wonderful comic books, then come to conventions only to get asked by geeky fangirls for a sketch of Aquaman. Support an artist, buy a comic book.

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