Happiest Boy Evar.
This was my weekend project, started while I was at Cape Cod and finished a little while ago. I have very little Internet access, and therefore very little reference material available - but I did have Andrew’s Bouncer (his most very favorite Skylander) nearby, so I drew him. Then once he was done, I realized he was still missing something…so I added Andrew hanging onto him, which would certainly make him the happiest kid in the entire world.
Colossus. I wanted to update his classic threads a bit — I tried to keep many of the elements of his original costume but modernize it a little bit. And I changed the bright blue to a darker red to reflect the fact that he’s not as bright a character as he was back in the day.
I also wanted to try out a new technique — get this, I actually drew this with a pencil. I know. I promise I am shitting you negative. It’d been far, far too long since I’d drawn with actual pencil on actual paper, and I’d forgotten that it engages my brain in an entirely different way than my all-digital workflow does. Think I’ll be doing more that way soon!
(Colored in Manga Studio.)
Illustration Friday: Edge
My friend Emily and I are both trying to dive into doing something for Illustration Friday as a means of kick-starting our creative processes. This week’s prompt was “edge,” so I drew a girl dancing on the edge of a rooftop.
I’m not super-thrilled with it, but I’m fine with not being thrilled with it: 1) I only spent about ninety minutes total on this thing, because I’m trying to knock these IF pieces out quickly and not fuss over them, and B) it was done in an entirely new application with a whole new workflow to learn.
This whole piece was done with Procreate on the iPad, which is far and away the most amazing art application I’ve seen. Easily some of the best five dollars I’ve spent. For any of you are into doing artwork on the iPad, I highly recommend looking into this thing - I’m still learning what the heck I’m doing with it, but I can already tell I’m going to enjoy using it a lot.