Wednesday, March 07, 2007


This Lightray sketch is less than 2 inches tall.

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, or if it makes any difference, but most of the sketches I've done for this blog are fairly small, and several days worth of sketches go on the same piece of folded-in-half animation paper. The Iron Fist drawing from yesterday was probably the biggest one I've done for this blog, and is about 5 inches, top to bottom.

Just a little tidbit I thought I'd share.


Randy Siplon said...

Interesting. I prefer drawing smaller myslef. If you don't mind me asking, what size do you do most of your pages? Just wondering. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason you draw so small?

Robert Kirkman said...

Tiny hands

SEANY_T said...

Hey Cory,

Great to see you back with Mr Kirkman, the pages on Newsarama were kickass. Really dug your Shadowpact stuff as well, are you gonna keep mixing it up or will we see you on a regular book soon?


Chris said...

Swell stuff. Try to draw the Atom as small as you can.

Neil Hill said...

I echo what Seany said. Also, great Lightray sketch! I can empathize your desire to draw small, Cory. I find it's easier to maintain porper porportions.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw your work way back on super-patroit I thought u were a big fat Dave Johnson rip-off. Then I started reading invincible, and even tho I liked the story and thought your work worked well with it, you were just so tight and angular it drove me nuts. Then I was pissed the got ryan to take over after you because I felt he could just not hold a torch to what you were doing (but now I think hes grown into the book). But all this leads up to the day I found this blog, your tiny (I could tell they were small)sketches are absolutely beautiful, stunning, amazing. I am now truly a fan.


Ransoms My Middle Name said...

Well.. i ALWAYS knew Cory was great. Thats because I have the best taste ever. Ryan is Super good too! So.. I'm always right. And as for you Mr. Walker, you have motivated me to try to do some 2 inch drawings which I shall be posting soon! Great stuff.

Craig said...

I was going to say something about you drawing small... you know something like good things come in small packages... but I realized that was too cliche... only I realized it too late.

corenthal j walker said...

Randy- For pages, I do work at full size. Occasionally, I'll do smaller thumbnails that I enlarge and print in non-photo blue onto the board, but lately I've just been doing all my work directly on the board.

Anonymous- For my sketches, it's quicker and I can have more fun with it, and get away with more, I think. Initially, though, I started sketching small when I noticed that when I had to draw smaller figures on pages, they weren't coming out as well as they could, so I decided to get some practice at it.

Bobby Kirkloids- You are.

Seany- Thanks. I working towards being able to maintain a monthly pace, hopefully, it's only a matter of time before I can have a nice healthy stint on a book.

Chris- Look closer, and I think you'll see that the Atom is riding on Lightray's back.

Neil- Thanks!

Aaron- Thank you. I appreciate you saying so.

Ransom- Hey, thanks. Ryan is awesome. Good luck with the tiny drawings!

Craig- Tsk, tsk.