A place for me to toss up my art, which tends to be random pinups and Brightest-related.
“So” I thought to myself, “I’m having a hard time drawing and should try to do up some like, storyboards/concepts of the next scene to get the blood flowing. And hey, let’s do big group scenes with full backgrounds! That’ll help. And maybe if I draw them on a 16 by 9 inch 300dpi canvas I can REALLY whip these up.”
Turns out I was completely wrong, and this picture has been completely killing me the last two weeks. Now I only have three weekends to get the next pages of the comic done and no art to show for myself.
I’m not a great artist, and struggle every step of the way - art for me is very much the ‘art is pain’ cliche. Art is nothing but pain for me - it’s hours of my life spent on things I end up hating in the end. A realization that perfectly encapsulates my relationship with art and might drive me insane if I think about it too much.
I don’t know if I’ll keep drawing comics after this story is done, but for now I can’t stand the idea of anyone else drawing it, so I guess you’re stuck with me.
Struggling with a (way-too-large) group shot as kind of concept image of the next scene. Not only is it taking too long (probably because I’m drawing it at 16x9 inches in 300dpi), but I’m kind of hating all the colouring for it. I’m hating most of the shot, actually, except for Charlie.
Her inking turned out really good and loose. I really liked that look. Then I ruined it with the flats. I might just reset the picture back to the inks and try again.
Sketch of Charlie’s outfit for the next scene I’m working on. I get a lot of feedback on the fashion now so I thought I’d share this.
A lot of the fashion ends up getting based off of things I find around Tumblr. I make sure to spend the time researching before each scene and picking out everyone’s clothes. Not at all something I thought I’d end up spending time on, but it’s been fun, and I’ve learned a lot.
This outfit’s based on an Etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79777022/red-lines-dress-xxl-3x-4x
The nice thing about drawing is that this isn’t a dress that would fit Charlie, but I can make it fit here! Maybe someday I could actually do some sponsorship or get some tie-ins with sellers/designers and sell the outfits alongside the scenes. That’s a bizarre but very interesting idea.
Brightest’s coming back next week.
Things have calmed down enough that I feel confident enough to start posting comic pages again. Though these were already inked and just needed to be finished off - but I’m hoping the next scene is enough of a buffer so I can finish some pages from scratch in time.
And another shot from the same page. Charlie checking out her freckles.
Hopefully I can get this done in time for next Monday!
So there were a few suggestions for Charlie dressed as Poison Ivy. I had actually already done that, but it was more the comic book Poison Ivy and not the animated, so I don’t think a lot of people even noticed.
Which means now you get animated Poison Ivy!
And she’s done! This was a suggestion for a warm-up sketch that I couldn’t resist and then I wanted to finish it off almost instantly after. I’m a sucker for toon pinup ladies, and Jessica Rabbit is pretty much the queen of toon pinup ladies.
It’s Charlie drawn up from one of my favourite shots of Jessica from the movie. Tried to even pull the colours from the movie.
This is something I’d really like to make a print out of. If I ever do I’ll let y’all know (hopefully a few other people want a print out of it too!). It’s been drawn as a 12x12 inch canvas.
Hey look what I’m working on. Partial-colours on Charlie as Jessica Rabbit.