I tried to watch Supernatural tonight, but it was Season 1's episode "Bugs" and it made my skin crawl so much I had to disappear onto the computer and distract myself with some messing around on an old sketch.
My last attempt at this picture had been bugging me a little because I overcomplicated the wing design. Adding grey keeps it truer to the bird design it's based on (Northern Mockingbird), but it loses a lot of the simplicity I liked about my other digital illustrations. So I decided to strip it down and bring it back to black and white.
The brush settings I've been using (Alias Sketchbook Pro's ink brush) have been giving me 'blobbier' lines than I like. I'm going to have to go hunting for a different brush and hopefully my next piece will have much cleaner, sharper lines.
But for now, I'm gonna go back to watching Sam and Dean and a bunch of creepy crawlies.
Spent a sunny Saturday doing some digital illustration.
Comments and Blethering: I've been trying to work out a simplified version of Tyler's Northern Mockingbird wing design (a more detailed rough is on the art page), think I might have cracked it here. This started out with the intention to show his balled-up fists, then meandered into trying some Andrew Loomis-style anatomy skeletons because I've been reading through his reference books, before turning into basically a big picture of wings and smugface Ty. Materials used: My beat-up old Wacom tablet, Alias Sketchbook Pro with the medium ink brush.
And of course, in my typical style, this has all been a complex way of procrastinating from editing this gentleman's story. So I suppose I should get back to that.