Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #48 Childhood - finished

It's cutting it fine - though here's a completed number 48, in before the end of the year :

As I mentioned in the earlier post, this is meant to be Lyra Belacqua, from the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. In another dimension. Will Parry is sitting next to her.

It's not perfect, and I could have refined the background more and added some shading - but I like this one. It captures the theme word well - as Lyra's childhood ends at the end of the story, losing grace and the ability to read the alethiometer with her falling in love with Will.

I've just realized I should have drawn up her Daemon - but Pantalaimon is probably up the tree, allowing Lyra some privacy in this moment.

Thanks again to Conrad for the inspiration ! 

And that's FIFTY drawings done ! Wow. That's the most drawing I've done in quite some time ! I'm happy I got half way in 2013. It was a goal of mine, and I worked pretty hard to get it done.

If you've been following what I've done so far - thanks ! I hope you've enjoyed my progress so far. Thanks especially to those that have given me kind words and encouragement along the way. It meant a lot - and will continue to do so !

Happy new year everyone ! See you in 2014 !

Monday, December 30, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #50 Breaking the Rules

50 ! Almost anyway - I still have to finish the 'childhood' one.

Here's 'Breaking-The-Rules' though:
Not super pleased with this one. It looks okay - but it's more or less a copy of a picture of Neo in that pose that I found online. Another one down though.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #49 Stripes

Two in a day ! Well - two and maybe .25 anyway.

This was a tricky theme word - and this was my first and best idea :

Tigerman, from Buck Rogers.

This one turned out kinda meh. The upper body is okay, though the legs are well wrong ! Proportions all wrong - too short and stubby. Argh.

Still - another one completed ! 

BoS Drawing Challenge - #48 Childhood - work in progress

I've been away for a little bit. Christmas holiday. It was fun - and I DID get some drawing done while I was away, which was nice.

I have struggled with #48. I had to poll FaceBook in the end, as I was really struggling with getting something from the theme word. Only three ideas came to me; Bruce Wayne as a child seeing his parents gunned down ( I didn't really want to do ANOTHER Batman themed one quite so soon ), Kvothe from 'Name of the Wind' alone in the woods with his broken lute ( too much of a downer ! ) and Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy from the Narnia stories ( I couldn't really get into that idea for some reason ).

My good friend Conrad suggested 'His Dark Materials' - and I settled on the very end of the story, with Lyra sitting on the bench in the Oxford Botanic Garden.

So far I've only got the bench :

Now all I have to do is get Lyra sitting on it ! That'll be along sometime soonish. Big thanks to Conrad for the inspiration !

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #46 Family

Now that my Drabblecast cover art is done - it's back to the Balls of Steel challenge !

Here's my effort for 'Family' :

I had a few ideas for this theme ; The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad - among others.

This was the first idea I had - and I thought it was the best. It didn't turn out too bad in the end !

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Drabblecast Trifecta #26 - Final

Had a few hours to put into the cover art today. I think it's done :

I added a third line of police tape. And a background - which should be obvious !

Pretty happy with it. Time to send it to the art director.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Drabblecast Trifecta #26 - Shading

Have done some shading over the last couple of nights :

It's coming together ! I'll need to get a background going sometime soon ...

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Drabblecast Trifecta #26 - Police tape / some base colour

I was working on my 'Pimp My Pigeonhole' cometition entry last night, so I didn't have time to do work on the cover art. But I've done some work tonight :

Not looking too bad. Trying to work out what is going to go in the background. No idea so far !

Monday, December 02, 2013

Drabblecast Trifecta #26 - Judge outlines done

You wouldn't believe how tired I am. Still - this thing isn't going to finish itself, so I spent an hour on it tonight  :

I altered the right shoulder, added some wrinkles to the hands, and redid the detail on the wig. I'm pretty sure the outlines for the judge are done now. Next - I'll add in the police 'do not cross' tape.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Drabblecast Trifecta #26 - Refined Outlines

Now that my end of year reports are finished, I can spend more time getting this episode art finished !

I had some time today to get the outlines tidied, and I also added in the second hand ! :

I have to change the line of the right shoulder a wee bit now, as it doesn't work with the new hand.
Still - it doesn't look too bad right now !