Here's a quick, aborted sketch for the same book. This is our protagonist, Peter, albeit twice the age he's supposed to be (what can I say, I'm not used to drawing realistic kids). While doing the digital watercolour thing is fun in its own way, it's becoming apparent that this style of drawing probably isn't the way to go.
In art school, we're all trying to establish our own individual look that will set us apart from other artists. With the many sketches and studies I've been working on over the past few weeks, I've basically been throwing mine out the window, in favour of a more classical, realistic look. It's always nice to try something new, but at this stage I should really be refining my own individual stuff (which, if you're curious, usually looks more like this:
It's time to seriously rethink the look of these illustrations. Be prepared to see something pretty different this week.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Here's the first of a series of media studies for a book that I'm working on.
The story is about a young boy who finds himself living in a magical forest with a bunch of animal friends. Normally, my stuff is pretty cartoony, but for this book I'm trying to figure out more of a hazy, dreamy style. I don't think this is quite it, but it might be heading in the right direction. I did this one using Corel Painter 9, but I'll take a few swings at the same drawing using different media to see what I like.
More to come!
Posted by Eric Overton at 11:47 AM