Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bartman and Houseboy

Midterms have passed. Another quarter is half-way over. Here's what I've been working on the past two weeks.

We were given a Simpsons script in which Bart, Milhouse, and Santa's Little Helper act as superheroes and travel through the sewer, ending up in an alternate Springfield. We were to draw pages three through five.




Upon finishing the tight roughs, our class had a critique. Everyone suggested that I add more textures to areas of solid white/black. Also that I redraw some of my figures and environment elements.


Critique today went well! My strengths were my shot calls and my textures. Weaknesses were issues with scale and perspective, but the class agrees that I'm making big improvements. Glad to be going in a good direction.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gotham by Gaslight

This is coming in a little delayed, but here is my second assignment for Visual Storytelling 1.

We were given a script from Gotham by Gaslight and had to put together one page. It's like Batman in Victorian times, I guess? Oh well. The script describes a woman being followed down an alley by a Jack-the-Ripper type of character and Batman comes to the rescue.

This is the first time I've inked in a long time. I'm still pretty clumsy, but I really want to get the hang of the nice Windsor Newton brush I bought.




I'm still an amateur with a brush, but I'll be practicing a lot more. I wasn't happy with the inks as much as the pencils. Class critiques are always helpful--- I have a lot of perspective issues to sort out as well as lighting on the planes of the face.

Really stepping outside my comfort zone this quarter and learning lots.