Friday, June 28, 2013

Al Taboor Al Khames: Teaser #1

The above character studies are for the first chapter of Al Taboor Al Khames, a new comic written by FDZ and coming out soon in Zamakan Magazine. It's my first collaboration on a comic and I have to say it's the best collaboration I've been a part of so far.

Jamil Bitar is one of our protagonists and the sketching process didn't change much on this story. I usually start writing with a clear idea of what the character would look like but in this case, I had a more or less complete outline before getting started. Fortunately, he was an easy character to crack as everyone involved had a similar idea of what this guy was like. I had only done one sketch of him prior to those posted here. He ended up going through a few minor changes by the time he got to final but the essence remained the same (it's mostly in the nose).

Monday, June 24, 2013

Taking a Dip

This poster was released with the sixth issue of F / I / M ² / P Magazine. The theme for the issue was skinny dipping and beyond that, I wasn't given any restrictions. Initially, I wanted to draw something a lot more complicated but ended up changing the whole drawing at the last minute when I thought of including the kid. I'm of the opinion that was a wise decision.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Here's yet another sketch featuring one of my favorite subjects: seated girl with a cat. My concern with this one was initially to try and get that expression on her face right but I ended up fleshing it out and liking the result enough to post it.