I dug out an old portfolio filled with sketches and designs from 2006-07 and posted a selection of them for sale in my store. Around 20 new (but old) sketches looking for a home in MY STORE
funus-eris asked: What is your favorite cover you have done? and what character is your favorite to draw?
Probably the Amazing Spider-Man #611. And on my favorite character to draw? Hmmmm, I don’t know. It changes so often. But if I had to answer, I’ll say Harry Potter.
shannonsketches asked: Hi Mister Young. You're one of my biggest inspirations, and I'm in some need of advice, so I thought I'd send you an ask. I like to think I'm decent at drawing, and I'm comfortable knowing I still have a lot to learn and plenty of skills to sharpen. But for some reason land and cityscapes have always been a major source of intimidation and frustration for me, and I can't seem to figure out how to jump that educational hurdle. Is there anything you struggle with drawing? How do you overcome it?
Most things are intimidating the first time you approach them. The only thing to make them easier is keep drawing them. If you have a hard time with cities, start a city only sketchbook. Every page, draw a cityscape, a building, a sidewalk, etc. Fill up hundreds of pages of cities while you watch tv, or drink a coffee. Don’t worry about the finish of it. Just sketch it. Develop your vocabulary first, you’ll learn how to speak it fluently later. Just sketch.
A kid and his camel.
I did this piece around 10 years ago. I don’t remember a ton of drawing from then but this one has always stuck with me. It’s one of the first times I finished a piece and was like “I’m loving this!” Haha. I remember studying animation books and trying to apply the lessons of Movement and Mass. This was one of the first times it started “get it” Fond memories.