Sunday, 5 April 2009

Comfort Zones Excluded

Another double page of environment doodles (see previous post). I really need to work on my quick figurative drawing as this post clearly shows. To be honest, I don't think I am actually as bad at quick figurative sketches as this sketchbook page would have you believe. Yes, I am rather horrible at it in general (something I have been working on by using the 30 second timer feature over at Pose Maniacs) but this new ink medium is unforgiving when it comes to human poses done on the fly and certainly hilights my shortcomings in this department. There's nothing like the panic factor to bring you down to earth and point out your weaknesses.

I like this new medium. :)

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Ink Scratch

I've been enjoying a relapse in interests lately and have gone back to watching certain Anime films and reading certain Manga volumes I originally devoured (many times over) some years back. It's a style of design and illustration that is both infuriating (see main stream crap) and exhilarating (localised gems) but, unfortunately not in equal measures.

I've been meaning to play with the concept of a continuous setting for quite a while now, and was originally going to pursue this idea via a series of speedpaints and sketches, but my recent downtime activities have made me pause over the notion of the comicbook format – something rather alien to my way of working. I decided to try my hand at world creation using a comic book blueprint. Well, not so much “world creation” as... err... pocket environment?

Whatever comes of this new venture (sketches, speedpaints etc...) will be posted here along with my usual scribbles. The working title of the project is "Garra Ruffa", so make what you will from that.