Today's Sunday doodle is Anna from the Giant Robots project sporting a symbolic pair of antlers. I've been watching Hannibal lately, which has some deer symbols that are (according to fan theory) a nod to Wendigo myths, so it's been inspiring a lot of deer/antler imagery in my little story about Wendigos and robot engineers.
Anna's design is starting to shift very noticeably from what I originally had in mind for her, but I'm having fun with the changes.
EDIT: Fixed a minor annoyance with her lips.
On Tuesday I posted some sketches of Evan, the antagonist to my giant robots WIP. (Currently paused while I work on LEVIATHAN RISES for Camp NaNo.)
Today it's time to show a few sketches of the protagonist, Anna, a Scottish lass with minor sleeping problems and major monster problems.
(That red thing she's holding is a screwdriver. I know. I'm sorry. Who knew I could mess up drawing a screwdriver so badly?)
Here are some facts about Anna:
a) She loves those fruit 'infusion' teas you see in supermarkets.
b) Before going for a night out, while the other engineers are getting their makeup on, she likes to plan out what she's got to-hand for self-defence if the night turns sour.
c) Evan really should've picked someone else to mess with.
Hey, look, it's this jerk again. I have a lot of fun drawing him because all I have to do is try and make him look like as much of a prick as humanly possible. It's fun.
There are parts of this image I hate and parts I really like, but all in all I think I'm happy with the end result. A few of the expressions are very obviously inspired by digital artists HamletMachine and Pragmaticinsanity.
I mentioned in my last post that he was both insane and also a cannibal, but here are some brand new facts about Evan:
a) His fashion sense is terrible.
b) This is because he keeps stealing clothes from dead people.
A few months back, I funded the Get Ghia to Oakland campaign to help a young artist whose work I admire get to Oakland to start working in her dream job.
It's a super cool, action-packed sketch, and I'm happy to share it here.
I absolutely love the details -- the pose, the feathers around the edges, the crosshatching and the sketchy construction lines you can see behind it.
I was experimenting when I started getting commissioned art for this story, and I wasn't quite sure if it would be as much fun as it seemed it my head... it has! I've really been loving seeing how every artist does their own spin on the character while keeping true to the reference images I provide.
A big art post today, since I had an artsy weekend. A sketch of my catgirl character, in an attempt to update this old sketch. This was done last December, and the quick colour job was done on Saturday night.
And one more -- a head shot of a 'Snow Demon' character I designed up to go with a running joke about my latent snowstorm creating abilities.
I've still got a lot to learn about colouring, but hey, practice is progress...
I planned to upload some scans from my sketchbook last month, but got sidetracked. Here we go!
A sketch of Tyler holding some mysterious object, and then generally looking angry.
I commissioned artist Fishiebug to do a bust painting of Tyler from REBEL AGAINST HEAVEN, and oh man did she deliver some awesome work:
It is so good. So very very good, and stunningly true to the reference images I gave her. I'm hoping to commission some more work from her on the future, but before I can do that I'll need some half-decent references from my other characters.
Fishiebug also recorded an hour of working on this piece, which is super useful for aspiring artists to pick up new skills. I've already found it very helpfull!
Using this as a desktop background to keep me motivated through these revisions!
Revisions are going pretty well today. My system wasn't working but I sorted it out, and now instead of overwhelming myself I can take it all one thing at a time.