Thursday, April 19, 2007
First up, this is a request. I wasn't sure if I was going to post this because it's such a small picture. Really, it's practically a postage stamp on the page. It's a background shot (hence the lack of detail). When you see it in context it will make a LOT more sense why he's so sparsely drawn.
But a request is a request. Hope I didn't disapoint. Hang in there for a kicking Mr. Bennett (one of the best likenesses I've done) and then a Ted.
Ok, more on the process:
There's also two more steps before drawing. The first one is photo reference.
I love doing photo reference because I love working with models. I love creating a performance by collaborating with someone. It's incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, all the Heroes stuff has been so pushed for time I've only been using myself, my tripod and my camera. To give you an idea of how I use it, on part 5 page 5 in the Petrelli Mansion, I modelled for Christine, Papa and the kid as well as Linderman on the next page. All I need is a rough idea of body language and posture. Sometimes I sketch over the top to explore stuff. Most often I just start drawing.
Photo reference is the fastest way that I can do performance, body language and proportion without stuffing around. At the end of the day, it's always just a guide and not a hard and fast rule.
NEXT: ASSEMBLING THE PAGE (then drawing! I promise!)