Monday, January 17, 2011

This One Goes To Eleven


2011 huh? I've had a bad start to the year. I've still got tons of stuff in the Work In Progress folder left over from last year and I haven't really been inspired to start anything new. 

I don't remember if this was 100% Photoshop or if it started on paper, but it's a good example of things I've been doing wrong and hope to correct this year. There hasn't been any thought going into my work, just random drawing until I stumble onto a face or pose that I lock onto which consequentially means I have no idea what the background will be or how to compose the drawing which leads to lots of wasted time trying all sorts of things. 
I've been playing Street Fighter 4 lately, so here is a quick fan-art of Cammy in her Alpha get-up. I'm not sure if I like the simplified eyes, but I'm going to make an effort to simplify things this year. Hopefully this will lead to me actually finishing more work and getting back to basics, focusing on pose and emotion, which I think is lacking in my work now.


The drawings below are just Photoshop sketches that cluttered my WIP folder for months.I tried a thicker line on the girl as an experiment, but I don't like it. It seems to make things chunkier than I want.

 

Reading: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon
Listening to: The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone, The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel

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