Thursday, March 26, 2009
Well I've restarted a drawing/production phase of my own drawings in a semi lull of work. Each time I need to do a study phase to 'get my head right' for drawing- once I do that its all good.
Until I do a few days of that well...its a bit dodgy and painful. Still only one day in and I'm gradually waking up.... mind you from these 2 mermaids you can see it was a rocky start. the look of disgust on Merde_maida.jpeg was sort of my look of disgust.
I tried to rejig it(Merde_maidb.jpeg) but it still didn't work.
Thats what you get when you polish something fundamentally wrong.
The sprawling sketch shows signs of better things to come though.
The trouble with computers is that when you zoom in you can get carried away and forget how the bit you're doing relates to the rest(or doesn't) whereas drawing no paper the whole thing is there all the time. Yes.... I could have had another window on the document open but I forgot.....
As I noted on the lach progress blog I've been watching that Mathew Collings 'This is civilisation' and its great- makes you feel so much better about this art thing we do-
because still I get that look from people when I say what I do.
Although I guess illustration or concept design etc doesn't qualify as art ...
until I print it out crumple it up and pee on it.
Now that's art.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
and spare troll derivatives.
The sort of skeletal bat one is an idea I hadn't touched up at all but Pete's comment made me prioritise making it legible.
The troll on the rock,I'm not ecstatic about but maybe the answer will come to me.
Also I've started another blog where I'll be posting stuff that isn't too dark or booby filled and sort of suitable for kids books. Its called lach's progress.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yes well the first one isn't a troll its me trying to remember what a goat looks like because goats(billy) go with trolls,- although it probably needs a bell or something( its horns do work .....dear me I am a dad, and theres a reference to a 'dad joke' right there.......sigh.... its begun.)
Monday, March 16, 2009
I initially started by being inspired by Pete Fords Winter Dark project, but then sort of took an eskimo/norse warrior bent. I'll translate a few more of the scribbles, but basically I suddenly was thinking about characters surviving in cold environments.