Thursday, October 8, 2009

First for Women cartoon - Roy Delgado

This drawing appears on page 98 in the October issue of the magazine. The drawing was submitted as a print from a black and white ink drawing ( using a Micron pen ) with the shading in the Dad's trousers and the boy's pants already inserted in the print using my trusty Corel PaintShopPro 9 program.

The gagline and smile file box was reset in grey and to their size by the magazine's art dept.


Gary said...

I just saw this in First for Women yesterday. Nice job! First recently sent me a reply to one of my batches that they are holding one gag for further consideration. Let's hope it gets some positive consideration.
If you don't mind me asking, I use Micron pens too. What style/tip size Micron pen do you use? Also, what demensions do you draw most of your gags in? They always appear that they have been drawn larger than 7 x 7 inches.
Gary Z.

Roy Delgado said...

Hi Gary,
I use Micron (and Pittman) pens in sizes ranging from 2 - 8, depending how large I am drawing the particular scene and how much detail is in that drawing. In this particular simple drawing with just a couple people and mimimal background I use like a size 8 and work as large as possible, even 7.5 x 7.5 inches. I found when you work large ( keeping in mind that the drawing will be reduced much smaller ) AND using a fat pen size like an 8 . . it FORCES you to keep the drawings SIMPLE.
Another thing I do is sometimes, if I have a very busy drawing with a lot of people or heavy detail involved, is I draw the cartoon on an 11 x 14 piece of paper and go all the way out to the 8 inch height and go as wide as possible . . . THEN, I REDUCE the drawing on my copier to an 8.5 x 11 inch size . . and now I can place it in my scanner and finish it on the computer.
Hope this helps and good luck with your work.