Monday, 27 August 2012
After that last megapost, something a bit lighter: settling back into more of a normal routine at work, I've been able to ink up to two pages of my "face book" over my lunch break (post to follow when I've completed the other sketches later this week) but it has also restored some interest in drawing again, after falling into a bit of a stupor lately.
Picking up a pad not touched for almost exactly five months, I've been working on some heroines again. When sorting out my past art coincided with dabbling with a cleaner art style, I decided to draw a roster of characters I'd drawn previously but was unhappy with. I held on to a few drawings that still work but have maybe 20 more characters to draw, mostly DC followed by marvel with two more obscure ones.
Anyway, the results of this weekend's work is above. Not too taken with the obscure Miss Masque but do like the belt logo I gave her (took me a while to streamline an M into a belt design but think this works well), Dagger is a last minute rework of a Clea that I hated (I realised the upper torso was all wrong so just wiped the whole thing out) and I'm not sure about Elastigirl...think it needs a new face.
I'm fairly happy with the Spiderwoman (though getting the wings to match was impossible as I'd drawn the arms in different positions)((I was also keeping David Finch and Frank Cho's version in mind as those seem the best versions to me)) and Marvel Girl, which I'm very happy with...always liked that outfit and finally think I've done a decent depiction (though I did do an acceptable Jaime Hernandez-style version)
The poses get a bit samey after a while but I do have a reason: these are meant to be generic shots of the character, as if they were going into Marvel Universe, ie as clear as you can get to an "on model" look. Some of the art in the recent DC and Marvel encyclopedias sacrifices decent looks at character design for dynamic design and sometimes it makes for too busy pages...