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Monday, January 18, 2010

ZORRO(s) by Declan Shalvey






















Hello there. When Zorro was suggested, this little layout popped into my head. I've said it many times; "A good composition makes up for shoddy drawing". For me, at least. I was liking it 'til i saw all the below (and more impressive) pieces go online today, so to make up for it i just whipped up another little doodle. Which i think i much prefer actually.

15 comments:

Dan McDaid said...

WOOF!

The composition of the first one *is* lovely, Dec - dig the slashed-in Z.

The second sketch is frigging adorable.

laura said...

Agreed! I want to put the second Zorro in my pocket! :)

Matt Jordan said...

These are great. The blog is great.

ComicTwart sounds like something you get from inking with a dirty brush, though. :D

Lauren Pettapiece said...

Awesome, Dec!

That border break with the slash was a nice touch. The mini-zorro is adorable with the potential for deadliness.

I'll be paying attention to this blog, for sure. Great work everybody.

WJC said...

Very cool slashed panel Z, really nice.

ANDY KUHN said...

the Z, why didn't i think of the Z? awesome!

Chris Samnee said...

Great stuff, Declan!! The shadowed over eyes make him extra creepy in that top sketch:)

Mr. Hawthorne said...

I dig this, man! I agree with the Z element. Very sweet!

Stephen Thompson said...

Love the dot eyes on lil' Zorro. Makes him look nervous.

Steve Bryant said...

Very punchy! Very graphic! Very cool!

Declan Shalvey said...

Ah thanks folks. Yeah, i'm surprised no one else went with the Z thing. The border break is prob the most interesting about the top one.

Laura; the drawing itself is also conveniently pocket-sized.

Thompson; if only i was able to make an animated gif thing of 'Lil Zorro with his eyes shifting from side to side. *Then* he's look proper nervous.

Craig Zablo said...

They are both sweet. There's something about the Zorro standing "ready" that really clicks.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

The second Zorro looks like something you'd put at the top of the letter column in the back of the book, which is great.

The shadows and textures in that first one are top notch.

Mitch Gerads said...

There is something so completely wonderful about that 2nd Zorro. I think Evan hit it right on the head with a place for it.

Awesome Awesome texture as always, Dec!

Nathan Fairbairn said...

I'm a total sucker for tiny figure drawing, so that second is my fave. Nice!