Tonight wasn't supposed to be an art night, but I was in that kind of mood. On a whim, I took a sketch that turned out quite nicely...
And I polished it up a bit:
This is Tyler from REBEL AGAINST HEAVEN. Wings are from the Slater Museum, which is a mind-blowing reference that I wish I'd had much earlier. Might do a few portrait shots like this for all the REBEL main characters, as an exercise/reference. This image is an updated version of this older reference which was thrown together in May.
I have a question for you, blog friends: does it bother you when two book characters have similar-ish names? I'm wondering if Tyler and Toni are too similar and need changing...
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.