Wednesday, December 03, 2008

HOLMES FROM THUMBNAILS TO INKS


The Hound of the Baskervilles © 2008 SelfMadeHero

9 comments:

Rob Davis said...

Good stuff. Is that first image how that frame started life? My thumbnails look like grey spaghetti with fourteen different variations one on top of the other. I'm stunned by the idea that you produce the perfected composition straight off.

Really looking forward to seeing this book, Ian.

paulhd said...

I second Rob, does it really spring fully formed?! Like the look of Holmes, has a Dan Dare-ish feel, which seems proper.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I see what you mean. No, don't worry, I do have plenty of spaghetti drawings too.

Glad you like.

Rob Davis said...

That's a relief.

they seem well distributed these Eye Classics, any idea what the sales are like?

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Very nice !!

Faz Choudhury said...

Looking good. Love seeing more of the process stuff, also comforting to read that spaghetti drawings are quite common.

I saw in an earlier post that you're shaking off the "bumbling buffoonery" of Nigel Bruce, I confess that I do have a soft spot for that bumbling Watson but I'll look forward to seeing yours and Ian's take on him.

I really like the Billy Wilder film and was wondering if you've watched it and what you thought of it?

When can we expect to see the book on the shelves?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

With regard to sales, I've no idea - I've had my head down working on Holmes. Local stores and Gosh in London seem to be shifting plenty of copies, but I've no idea yet what that means in the grand scheme of things.

With regard to 'bumbling buffoonery' (there's certainly been some on my part trying to address this point) I shall make a post out of my reply as there are considerable details to be covered there that I feel would also merit some illustration.

But in short, Yes! Excellent!! May 2009.

Reuben said...

I am a fan of Holmes. Despite overdosing on the endless repeats on BBC7, I will definitely be tracking down a copy of this.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Hi Reuben, glad to hear it. Many thanks:)