A quick re-cap first. I'm going to post a pencil sketch of a new character on Mondays, listen to any comments/suggestions folks might have on the character, and do a finished painting of the piece. On Fridays, I'll show how it turned out, and the final artwork will go up on eBay.
I'm looking forward to experimenting with color and techniques in a way I can't while I'm working under deadline pressure!
So here's the first
|Unable to summon up any of the facts about Guatemala Mrs. Bennington taught them, |
Richard turned his mind to more pleasant thoughts of his Legos.
Looking at this sketch, I think I'll want to turn it into a square or horizontal piece—move Richard to the left, and show his tail raised behind him in a joyful way. I think his right arm—pardon, paw— needs to be longer, and the way he's holding the pencil defined better. But I like the look of mental drift in his eyes. I remember certain times in school when I felt that way. . . though Legos weren't my thing.
Any thoughts? By Friday, he'll be back on this blog in full, academically-challenged color. Since this is my first full-fledged entry for the blog, I might also post some process photos, to show how I approach an illustration.
Have a great week!