Tuesday, 19 February 2013
SARAH JANE ADVENTURES closeup
Following on from the last post I wanted to show more of the style I'm pursuing right now. I think the first illustration particularly captures the look even though the perspective of the stairs is questionable. Then again there is something about artwork that isn't *perfect* that appeals to me. I was pleased with the hot orange colour scheme particularly - it's the type of thing you might of found in a copy of Look-In in the 1970s. The pencils included are for comparison. Whilst I strive to get all the shapes right ( let's forget those stairs :) this style of working does demand you ink in the final details live adding an edginess to the drawing. I also tried to colour in a blocky untidy way - I particularly like the shading on the girl's face on the right in this respect. Somebody told me that the monster reminded them of the Terror of the Autons Target book cover which I take as a compliment - job done!