Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Lincoln is putting the hurt down on an undead astronaut. It has also stuck me that Lincoln is very tall making the zombie look rather small. But I thought about it; if that Zombie was upright it woul be a whisker bellow lincolns sholder, and why cant someone who works and becomes undead in the New Austria Base Camp be shorter?
This was a difficult drawering to create. I scratched a fairly complete first attempt because the composition was cluttered and lincolns head was all wrong. Then the idea of the pistol whiping hit me, to pardon the pun. Also managed to map out rough outlines of the narrative upto the tenth pannel. This is important because even if the drawering doesn't turn out the way it was initially intended it gives me a guide to the compostion. A starting point is proving very important in this narrative.
I am taking a very brief break from this project, stretching my legs creatively and embarking on slightly intriguing side project. To those that care, It will only be brief and I will return to the war forth with. Stay tuned.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The fouth pannel in the Lincoln Moon Zombie War is finished and as previously mentioned in the last post, not without afew attempts to get the picture right. I must admit at the halfway point I was keen on a fourth try but I made it work for me. The more visual noise that was added to the picture the easier it got to bring this drawering to a satisfactory conclusion.
I also want to thank Dan at Not Just Comics. He has been very supportive of this project and has often encouraged me to crank out the next pannel. He also has a fantastic shop, supports other local artists in their endeavors as well as being a master of the pen himself.
I have a fairly good Idea of what to draw next, as we are getting a little closer to the pointy end of this Narrative. Stay tuned.
The Status of the current narrative artwork is about half way, but after having to scrap the drawing twice before being reasonable happy with the third attempt. My Promarker ran out of steam after being solidly exausted by colouring vast areas of deep space. So I got a new one. I thought about posting a halfway picture but I thought these would be a bit more interesting.
These are thumbnails taken from a master drawing / mind map thingy that, if you saw it, would give away some major details regarding the...um, entity I supose..?..reponsible for the walking dead astronauts, a draft / visaul reference for one of these cheery folks is pictured above.
Also some very early preliminary pics of how I envisioned Lincoln. I feel each time I draw Abe it changes even though I am referenceing the same drawings and photographs. The building / base pictures are earlier versions of the New Austria base camp. I attepmted to do an x-ray type drawing to give myself an idea of propotions and, as silly as silly as it sounds, to give myself an idea of how it would work a functional base camp.
I will try to get something up in the very near future. I greatly appreciate the efforts of anyone who is bothering to read this. I am posting this more as a record of what I am doing and as a portfolio of not only my drawering, but how I create that work. It really is just gravy if people are following this. So thankyou.