Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A thorny situation

You start to draw one thing and halfway through it becomes something completely different...

Some people might call lack of focus but I prefer to think that as I breathed life into the character she began voicing her own opinion.

"A Krav Maga student would be neat, but what about a seductive Princess of Thorns! Now there's fun!"

...So yeah, lack of focus.

More Expressions

Also I wanted to get a firmer grasp on the protagonist's hairstyle.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Have Pencil, Will Draw #113

For my bud and partner in crime Curtis Gibson.
I believe you would do this too.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Spared no expense

Moving on to the director character, kind of a John Hammond type but with a bit more foresight. I got halfway through these designs before realizing that the setting might call for him to be aboriginal. Had fun taking the design on that route; though I do really like how design 1 and 3 came out...

Monday, January 11, 2016

MORE villains!!!

On a roll today!

Some full body sketches for some clan types. You've got your basic zealot soldier with standard issue small arms and short sword for close combat. Then you've got your bulky mini-gunner equipped with advanced body armor and chem-pack for steroidal fumigation.

Originally that was just a gas mask to look cool then the idea of steroids in a gaseous form came while I was writing this! Hooray for brain exercises!

More villains

Some more design possibilities for the evildoers in addition to some of the last designs revisited. I'll probably end up using more than one of these variations for different ranks or soldier types.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Does it really matter what I name the posts?

So the last page in my sketchbook was used for the the antagonist clan designs and symbology.

Seems rather fitting.

...or maybe it doesn't. I don't know...

Tired of coming up with names for posts...

More work on the female character. I think I'm finally satisfied with that bottom design. 

Also some more character interaction. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

More updates...

Finally some interaction between my two protagonists.

I would've sketched more but my class starts tomorrow so I've been focused on getting my lesson plan together.

Professor O'Brien...kinda like how that sounds...
Actually Professor implies college, doesn't it? Damn.

I guess than it's Mr. O'Brien...Uggh...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Character progress

Some designs on the male character, a young scruffy teenager. Also a rough of the two characters finally side by side. I'd like their ages to set up a dynamic contrast.

I'm happy with these designs but that's not to say there won't be some future tweaking.

"So tweaking? A project that involved 'TWEAKING'?"
"Yeah, that's what he said."
"I-N-G, yeah."

Totally did not expect to be writing that.

Monday, January 4, 2016

It's time...

Alright, so I've decided that this year I will take a bull-charge into my first graphic novel; I've let laziness and self-doubt hold me back too long.

So here are some character designs for the main character (except for the girl on the tiger page, she's just an archer chick because hooray for archer chicks). For this character I'm steering toward an older female lead, not simply another young sex kitten with a gun (not that I'm dismissing sex kittens, those beautiful creatures). But nor am I aiming for that unnecessarily-domineering, sexy-for-no-other-reason-than-leather, invincible-in-battle cliche that seems to have replaced the damsel in distress.

The tiger character I really got overambitious with. He won't be that prominent a character; I guess I was just in the mood for anthropomorphizing.
"Oh my gosh! Corey's into furries!"
Screw you, I am not.

I guess it's a start. I'm attempting to stop worrying about what will be popular and just create a fun story inhabited by fun characters.

Also, is 'chicks' considered PC? Probably not. Drat.