Friday, December 09, 2011

Doodle Corner to be revived soon!

I'm thinking of reviving this blog. I'll start before the year is over. Abangan!

Thursday, June 23, 2005


"it took me maybe 8 hours more or
less coz i didnt do it in one sitting. i finished
flash the night i got the issue and finished green
lantern the day after. flash took maybe 3 hours or so
and lantern took a longer time due to the fact that i
havent done a drawing with more shade than light."

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"tumagal po ako ng a total of 4 hours para mtapos ang gawa ko"

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"My total time is about 6 hours. I copied over the structures with a pencil, added the costumes and inked the drawing with UNI pens (0.5 and 0.1 tips)"

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vet med student

"after reading issue #14, i immediately sat down
to work on "our" little experiment."

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19 years old from Baliwag, Bulacan. Student of Fine Arts major in advertising

".... I hope you like it. Oh... By the way before I start to draw, I follow the rules, so.. my point is... I finished this artwork on the same day and of course this is my original artwork with your fantastic structure guide."

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Number One

Okay, I’ve been saying all along that there is no other way to maximize your learning experience than to start practicing. Nonetheless, practice on what? So, I decided to prepare a little something for all you folks at home to work on. Actually you will be giving us a hand on a little experiment. The experiment should prove that structure and style are totally two different things. That it is important that we should put our structures in check before putting on the style to finish our art piece. I have provided a structure guide that you can use on page___. If you would wish to get a higher resolution digital file of the structure guide, just send me a request via email. Draw over the structure guide to create your very own artwork, completing it with details, including shadings, costume and paraphernalia of your choosing.

So, here it is! Doodle Corner’s first assignment. Like in all other assignments, there will be rules applied to this one. Here are the following:
1.) Please time your work. This will help you gauge the extent of the work you need to do on a single piece. The average time to finish a page is 1 day.
2.) Use only DC characters so if you decide to send us a copy and we think we can use it, there won’t be any reason for us not to due to any technicalities that might come up.
3.) You can use any style you want to bring out the best in this assignment; the only thing to remember is to make it look cool, clean and professional.
4.) You can use pencil or ink, if you think that will bring out the best in your work.
5.) After finishing, photocopy your work and send it to us, or email it to me at
6.) Because the paper we use here is glossy, I suggest that you photocopy the guide, if possible enlarge it, so you can use it over and over again in case you make mistakes. Besides, pencils don’t work well on a glossy paper.
7.) I hope I’ll be seeing a few within the month so I can show how our little experiment will go. So, are you ready to draw? The clock starts now!

Oh, there’s just one other thing to remember… Have fun!

The first to be featured here will of course get a free copy of the issue. I’ll even send you my original artwork using that structure guide just for kicks.

See yah!
Gilbert Monsanto

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I have a column inside DC Super Heroes Philippines. I decided to feature works of those who will write and send their work to the said column.

In Doodle Corner, I try to share to our readers the ins and out of the business. the goal is to encourage potencial comic artist to come out and show their stuff to the world.

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Inside DC SuperHeroes #14, I finally gave out an assignment. I will be posting all the submitted art here. So, we can comment on them and hopefully will help them improve their work.

-Gilbert Monsanto