So as said: more updates in 2016. Above is a new version of Cat. A friend of S8i. A girl who hangs around a lot with this guy. Same girl by the way. A couple of weeks ago I looked at Thomas Romain’s work in Oban Star Racers. And decided to add the braces as an homage, just like Molly. As I am doing currently with S8i; I should also make some sort of modelsheet for this character. I don’t really have a lot of background information on Cat yet. And I think that’s a good thing. The less I know, the more she can remain a bit of a mistery. I don’t know where she comes from, who her parents are or what her goal is. I only know she’s been in ‘jail’.
As a newyears resolution I decided to update my blog more often. I’m not sure if anybody reads this stuff. Either way, for every update I need to have something to show, so I need some new stuff. And thus is my goal to draw a lot more in 2016.
I like to keep my work nice and sketchy. Hope you enjoy.
Sometimes I get bored at work. My work isn’t boring…but sometimes there is just less to do. I need to be constantly challenged…HAH! So I decided to do another Cat piece. I still don’t really have a back story about her. But I think; the more I draw her, the more attributes she gets. And every attribute is an adventure of some sort.
So here is my sketch
Of course I drew the legs too long. But yeah. That’s my handicap, normally I think: Ooh, long legs look nice. But then I Continue reading Surf’s Up
This one I drew a couple of weeks ago. And to my surprise my wife actually liked it. Don’t have that much to say about it though…so here ya go.
Above you can see my first sketch. Had some difficulty drawing the leg furthest away from the viewer. Every time it just looked too small.
Colors are rather basic. No fancy light effects here. Maybe I should revisit this one some day in the future and do the coloring anew. But for now: Enjoy.
This one is inspired by the idea of becoming a father. So I started sketching as usual.
I changed the proportions a little bit to make her look a bit more realistic…not too much. I mostly made her pelvis smaller. Her legs where just too far apart. It looked really weird, especially when fully rendered. That happens rather often to me; I make something. It looks alright. I leave it for a couple of days. Look at it again, and it’s Hideous!! So I change it
And then add color. Oh..it’s the same person as this one.
Hope you enjoy.
Another weekly update. This one gave me trouble: somehow I couldn’t get her face correct. I’ll look if I can find some tutorials on drawing faces from multiple angles.
And again a colored version. I changed some parts. Made her bum smaller and repositioned her legs/feet. Because, well, because it looks more believable.
It’s the same girl you can see here: Unusual Pair
Sketch of S81 and her mutated dog-creature. The dog is still nameless and without a final design. When sketching multiple characters I tend to use different colors. Because I’m easily confused.
I grew up with a Canadian Shepherd. He was my bestest friend in the world. So I like to take the dog along on the journey. Storywise I’m not so sure yet, because the dog doesn’t have a special role to play, except maybe: make the other characters look more 3-dimensional. Give them someone to interact with.
If you look carefully you can see I changed the angle of her legs. Her knees in the sketch are almost pushed to the ground. After drawing the lines this just didn’t look right.
Hope you enjoy.
Last week I had a lot of problems with my computer…No internet. So no weekly update. I’ll make it up this week.
This robot has some surprises which I’m not willing to disclose just yet. I designed this character with two purposes in mind. The first one being of course; to develop the S8i-storyline. The second purpose is to design a token for a game my oldest friend developed. A really cool two-player game, simple to set up, but with a lot of strategic possibilities. I need to create 3 different robots. The head will be a little bit more menacing than this one…but the general idea will be the same.
Same robot, this time colored. It’s in a desert outfit….nothing more really I want to say about him (or her) at this point.
Not so much this time, just the image and the sketch leading up to it. I made this sketch using sketchbook pro, without the pro license. Somehow it’s rather difficult for me to make tight lines.
I thought her legs where somewhat weird so I changed them. Also made them shorter in general. The frame was again used to give some dynamics…also to give some perspective.
I can’t say so much about the characters yet, because I’m still developing them. He’s quiet, she’s…well easily provoced. She doesn’t avoid fights.
I decided to train my drawing skillz, so from now on I will upload a new sketch at least once a week. Next to the sketch I’ll try to publish 2 underlying layers. I hope they are interesting enough.
In this one I tried to have a bit more fun with the frame, and not just have it as a backdrop. I really like comics in which the artist plays with the medium. On one side you have Herge’s Tintin; the frames are consistent throughout the entire comic..no comicseries. And on the other side of the spectrum you could find someone like Hanco Kolk. A dutch artist who constantly experiments with his style and the framing.
Above was my first sketch of S8i hanging/climbing on something. I didn’t really have a back story for this one. Just wanted to draw her climbing. Climbing positions have a whole set of difficulties. I have to draw the face from a weird angle, and use a little bit of forced perspective.
When I started to put down the lines I noticed in the sketch she seems to have very small hips. So I had to rotate the leg closed to the viewer in order to change that.
And there is the colored version.