A piece of Thor fan art that I did for Project Rooftops Fan Art Friday for February
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
Before the new year started I finally received my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. I have signed up for the tour which is going to be a collection of graphic novels. I have completely thumbnailed one idea which was... baaaaaaaaaaaaaad. It was derivative and trying way to had to feign that it was interesting, it really wasn't. I have wiped the slate clean and started again trying to do something more interesting and I think I have it.
A quick character design for my Sketchbook Project Graphic Novel
Sunday, 20 January 2013
I recently tried out a technique from Andrew Loomis' 'Creative Illustration' called informal subdivision which is used to create a more informal composition to your illustrations. Below is the scan of the inks that I created using the technique.
I felt that it created a composition I wouldn't of created naturally but a couple of things didn't fit like the size relationship between the characters so I tweaked it after scanning and made the sizes more accurate.
I think with the tweak it works nicely as an image so I may well try this technique again. I recommend checking out the book and trying some of the techniques.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
This is based on a curious thought I had. I was working on something for a project I want to do and stepped away for a few hours and came back and realised how easy all the thoughts I ever had for that project just flooded my mind. So I started to think of other images for projects I have tried to create, and as with the new one the ideas all came back to me. My mind is full of project ideas and my images are the key to the box that locks them away safe for me to come back to.