Well...yet another page of character designs. Messing around with some color...colored pencils. I bought a box of Verithin Prisma Color color pencils...there were 48 colors (or something like that), and not a very descent flesh tone...so I drew some monster types. Thinking about going halfsies with a friend of mine on a full set of Prisma Color Art Stix, and literally breaking them in half. It was his idea...good idea Marc.
Other than that, nothing too inspiring...I bought some more Createx paint, but haven't gotten to using it...still don't have enough colors. I do like this marker style, and I am really considering buying a large set of markers as well...and doing a mixed media approach to illustration...but I am starting to burn out a little here, and kind of falling into the easy life of just caricature faces. It happens every now and again, we'll see...hopefully it wears off soon. There is much to explore...full themes, paint, traditional media, etc...man what I wouldn't give to be 20 again.
Anyway, enough of that. I hope to do more soon...enjoy!
Some more sketches from imagination. The middle page is mostly inspired/copies of Cory Loftis and you can see the exact reference I am using here. The last rock formation (furthest right), is my own creation based on those studies...and the top illustration of Link is the final conclusion of these studies. All the characters in the bottom illustration are mine, accept for the back of the head shot of that kid...that was inspired by a character in an illustration by some French dude that I lost the link to...so if you're out there French dude, I am sorry.
I am trying to move forward with some colors. I think I am going to use gauche and or acrylic and or doc martin dyes. The choices are endless, and for a dude like me, the mere thought of all the variables involved in doing a color illustration properly is paralyzing, and I have to remind myself to lighten up. Put my pants on one leg at a time.
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