Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I've been working on a picture of Thomas & Olivia (Thomas is the protagonist in my novel, Skeletal Requiem, and Olivia is his wife). together. This time last year I was working on something similar- I guess mid-July is my Thom & Olivia time.

Original 'sketch' was drawn in Photoshop CS3- about six hours of doodling.
It was printed out and traced with my lightbox, onto A4 cardstock.

I've started mapping out the shading (in the same manner as I normally do).

That's as far as I've attempted. Colour might commence tomorrow, I'd just really hate to balls it up- but c'est la vie with traditional work.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Art course complete, transcript received, faxed copy to Sheridan, they sent confirmation back. I'm in their BAA animation program for goodsies now. Tuition and residence were also paid for- with lovely money from the bank D8.

Artwise, nothing really has been happening. My hands have been getting worse and worse, so doing traditional inkwork is verging impossible (without me taking long breaks between sessions- whilst completing very little in those periods). I'd really like to keep up with this traditional art streak, going back to digital just seems so wrong at the moment.

I finished some concept art about a week ago- I'm so terrible at posting finished pieces here.

I've also been pushing myself to draw outside my little 'original character bubble'. Fanart never appears in my galleries because, truthfully, I can't really draw it. Well, I can, but it always looks so off- especially with real people. I need to remedy this, swiftly!

For practice, here's Anthony Head playing "Nathan Wallace/Repo Man" from
REPO! The Genetic Opera.
Background is some of my favourite quotes from the film 8D.