Friday, March 23, 2018

Chambray Shirt

One out of four is a pretty low hit rate. I had a certain look in my head (blonde, glasses, chambray shirt) for about a week, so I drew a bunch of different sketches trying out different shoes/pants and poses. I wasn't crazy about any of the 10+ sketches, but thought four were okay so I moved ahead and worked on all four with the intention of doing "who wore it better" type of set.

For a few days I thought they were all decent, but little things would bother me, so one by one I decided to scrap three of them, which at the time was annoying because I had taken them through to colour, but in the end I mostly regret not being more discerning at the sketch stage.
The rejects weren't wholly without value, and I'm still not crazy about this one, but it's all that's left of my week-long fascination with chambray shirts.

Watching: The Offence by Sidney Lumet
Reading: The Day of the Locust & Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathaniel West
Listening to: Julian Lage - Modern Lore, Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

Friday, March 02, 2018

Fox Blouse

This one ended up way more complicated than expected. The colour of the outfit was reversed initally: blue jeans and orange top with a floral pattern, but then I saw a shirt by Princess Highway that had a cool fox print, so I decided to go with that instead.

Deciding on a background took way longer than it should have and it was done in short bursts before and after work. I like to have a few WIPs  going on at once so when I get bored of one I can work on something else.

The saturation levels on my laptop screen and Cintiq are really different, so I have no idea how high saturated the colours are.

Watching: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Tomas Alfredson
Reading: Sound Man by Glyn Johns
Listening to:Singapore A-Go-Go, Saigon Rock & Soul

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Military Jacket

I recently lucked out and happened to get an easy script to storyboard, so I haven't been working crazy hours lately. My motivation to draw is usually strongest in the morning, so I've been going in to work 30 minutes late which allows me some time to draw my own stuff.  

Watching: The Blue Dahlia by George Marshall,
Reading: Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugartsky
Listening to: First Aid Kit - Ruins, Julien Baker - Turn Off The Lights, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest