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Monday, May 18, 2009

AquaSketch by Derek Fridolfs - 2009

This beautiful sketch is by artist Derek Fridolfs, who I met at the 2009 New York Comic con.

I had never really heard of Derek before, but but when I happened by his table, I saw some samples of his work, and I really loved it--it was cartoony and solid, like Bruce Timm's work, but very fluid, like Paul Pope, a combination I thought looked really cool!

Luckily, Derek was so fast at doing sketches he started working on this Aquaman piece right in front of me, and just a few minutes later he was finished, turning in what I think is a great portrait of the Sea King!


Diabolu Frank said...

A bit older than my ideal Aquaman, but very heroic and masculine in an Old Hollywood vein. I like it a lot.

Andy Luckett said...

This is a very nice sketch, Rob. I especially like the way he handles Arthur's scaled shirt (the v-neck collar gives it a more 'uniform' feel). The whole piece also has a really pleasing economy of line. I'll have to look this guy up!