These are a couple images of trying to figure out how this character would work in a story. And this is my trying to figure out how the other character(s) would work.
So this was fun. Last week I did a drawing of Gambit that turned out pretty well. But the funny thing was that it lost all its interest without the color. So, this week I scanned it in, made a flat file, and worked on the color. I found a few interesting things. For example, because of the overall feel of the colors, those which appeared to be brown were in fact not brown. I had a bit more complexity with the layers, and couldn't figure it out because I was watching Goosebumps at the time and it was working out anyway. I'll figure out layer optimization later. It definitely looks better with the colors. I'll post the drawing, the scan of the image and my final color copy.
I'm realizing how little time there is in the day to do what I want to do. I'm also realizing that I need to find greater self-control to get to the work I want to do faster. How do I do that? I hope I will learn.
I did have enough time this evening to play with the drawing I did of Daniel Boone earlier in the week. This version is with more correct colors. I'm not happy with the drawing really but I do like what happened to the layer with the shadow of his gun using the difference setting on that layer. Cheers.
This is a character that I will probably always remember. In the book he comes from, he is not a sheep but this is what he's found doing. I will always remember this because I was surprised by the horrible accuracy of the words. He was described as having a 'devilish smile.' And the image of what he was doing makes me never want to abuse that description.
In the book Perelandra, the main character, Ransom, discovers this man in a secluded spot in the forest of paradise, tearing the spinal cords out of frogs, while they are alive, and with his one sharp finger nail. There's alot of build up in the setting and the character before hand and the offensive discovery is practically indescribable.
Anyway.... Perelandra is a book I would like to illustrate one day. This is a start.
I was trying to figure out how to organize my work for the next week/month/year and was stuck not being able to hold the different responsibilities and hopes in my head, and not being able to imagine what they all might be. So, instead of lying on the floor trying to gather all possible concepts, I decided to do a drawing and hope the thoughts would organize themselves, because doing anything in the right direction is better than doing nothing. And after a quick look through my books I decided to give some N.C. Wyeth a shot. On top of that, it's an image of Daniel Boone, who was a remarkable man alive at the foundation of America. His biography is incredible and filled with a ton of stories.
So what I did was a pencil color base drawing, a brush pen ink layer, and then color flats in photoshop. I'm thinking I'll go in an actually make the colors accurate some time.
And tomorrow I go to a comicon. :)
So i did a drawing of a page from akira last night because i know i really like tge level of detail this artist achieved in his work. His stuff is not highly rendered but he uses lines so intricately! After watching a few videos by will terry, jake parker, and jason brubaker im also wondering how i could monetize something like this. It seems that i should be able to sell the drawing itself so im considering what that would look like on my website...