Bendik Ferkingstad

Sometimes I comic. Mostly I art.
I am also aware that those aren't verbs.
A drawing I did using only a cheap ballpoint pen. I mostly abandoned it after finding out that it didn’t mix well with promarkers. I still use it from time to time if I know that I’m not going to use colour.

A drawing I did using only a cheap ballpoint pen. I mostly abandoned it after finding out that it didn’t mix well with promarkers. I still use it from time to time if I know that I’m not going to use colour.

I mentioned in my last post that the way I render faces has changed slightly from the way I did it before. Here’s a portrait I did of my cousin some time back. She’s really nice and I should call her more often! The textures and especially the shadows are darker here, and large areas are left in white, leaving little to no room for highlights. It’s not bad, though, I just have to experiment until I find a method that suits me :)

I mentioned in my last post that the way I render faces has changed slightly from the way I did it before. Here’s a portrait I did of my cousin some time back. She’s really nice and I should call her more often! The textures and especially the shadows are darker here, and large areas are left in white, leaving little to no room for highlights. It’s not bad, though, I just have to experiment until I find a method that suits me :)

I’m practising rendering somewhat realistic faces. I’ve done a lot of portrait work before, but have just recently started getting into this kind of rendering. I now use 4H, HB and 9B pencils, whereas earlier I mostly used darker pencils and left wide areas in the white. So far, I this is working out pretty good for me :)

I’ve been hard at work drawing page up and page down with design sketches for a personal project that I might or might not finish anytime soon. I really enjoy doing these, and this story and these characters have grown to become kind of my baby project. If I ever reach my goal of becoming an animator, I’ll try making this an animated short, but for now, I think that I’ll stick to the comic format… :)

Some concept drawings and an unfinished page from a project I abandoned some time ago, along with a scenery drawing from my mercenary series. 

Sketches that I lake to much to just have lying around. I never thought I’d actually upload them, though! But here they are, just because! ;)

My new tumblr avatar. I made him using photoshop. The demo version. I’m greatly looking forward to the day I can afford a good graphic tablet along with photoshop and tvpaint!

My new tumblr avatar. I made him using photoshop. The demo version. I’m greatly looking forward to the day I can afford a good graphic tablet along with photoshop and tvpaint!

Bendik Ferkingstad

—Theme

A song I made in garageband. You can find it and other songs by me here: https://soundcloud.com/bdeink

Mixed media drawings from a while back.

Elephants are the best!