Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another Work in Progress

A drawing I am (still) working on.  It's seems like it's been a never ending fight with this one.  I've been working on it off an on since Christmas.  It's from Diana Wynne Jones' book "Howl's Moving Castle".  There is also a movie out there by Studio Ghibli which I love just as much as I love the book (they're different you really can't compare the two). 

I did the initial sketch on tracing paper, trying to get the perspective right, then I scanned everything into Photoshop and I've been "inking" it digitally.  I'm going to experiment with a coloring process/style - we'll see how it goes.  I keep changing my mind as to what Sophie (the girl) is going to be wearing.

I am still working on the others, but this one's been bothering me for months.  I've been actively avoiding it and I decided that it was just time to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and "get 'er dun".

So yeah.  My goal is the end of the week.  I also have a bazillion costumes to make, too for this.  Ish.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Caution: Work in Progress

A work in progress and a sketch I'm working in for my brother.  

I am playing around with inks again.  I have always had this crazy fixation with dip pens and line drawings.  Unfortunately they are not as equally impressed with me.  Tony DiTerlizzi's second installment in his "Wondla" series is coming out tomorrow (or is it today?) and the anticipation has rekindled my obsession with his dual toned illustrations.  So naturally I have been experimenting.  

The top three are process stages over 3 or 4 hours.  The last is a sketch I put together in about 2-ish (I think, I was interrupted several times and I didn't time myself).

Also, I did these instead of doing my laundry.  Which I need to do, really badly.

I am also on a comic kick, if you couldn't tell.  I'm working on my own right now and it kinda bleeds over into everything else.