Sunday Mailbag- SotW Size?

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Mailbag

Sunday Mailbag!

Q: How big are your sketches of the week?

A: That’s not a question with a real answer except for “almost any size”.

I don’t keep a sketchbook proper, wherein I draw and then put away when it’s full. I have a couple of those but I just draw on whatever is at hand. I have a stack of 12 x 16 live caricature paper in a drawer by my drawing table, and I use this paper for most of my roughs, conceptual drawings and thumbnails for jobs as well as random sketches. I do a lot of my “sketches of the week” on that paper.

When I am just drawing for fun or practice I don’t pay much attention to the size I work at. The drawing just ends up whatever size it ends up at. It can swing wildly. Here’s some examples:

Richard Kiel ©2014 Tom RichmondThis week’s one of Richard Kiel was pretty big… 7 x 11 inches.

This Andrew Garfield was only 2.5 x 6 inches.

This one of John Candy was really tiny… 3 x 4 inches.

I recall this one of Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer being really big… took up most of that 12 x 16 piece of paper.

Thanks to Taylor Miles Clark for the question. If you have a question you want answered for the mailbag about cartooning, illustration, MAD Magazine, caricature or similar, e-mail me and I’ll try and answer it here!


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