Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Since I first thought of doing a Star Trek Aliens series in order to help me find my own style, I've been wanting to draw a Gorn. I came up with a design a while ago, but have been playing with the proportions ever since. I think this is working better, but I have to sit with it a few days to be sure...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I finally got around to finishing another of my Star Trek Aliens series - the Ferengi. Ever since my first little sketch - I've liked this design. Although I have to start paying some serious attention to my color palette. I think I need a more mature color sense. I wanted his skin to be this sickly green. First, why employ human flesh tones on aliens? This is animation - might as well play with all of it. Secondly, I think it gives him a sense of moral emptiness - like he has no blood, no heart. The species is supposed to only crave money and profit, so I thought this would be a good choice.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I've steered clear of drawing Star Wars for awhile - it just seems like everyone has done it. But I was sitting drawing with my son, and he had his Star Wars books open, so...
I'm still refining what will become "my" drawing style. It has been a great help to draw other people's characters (rather than my own original designs) as it helps to focus me on how I would construct them. I still start by always looking for that big, overall shape. I guess that's what made me do Grand Moff Tarkin -
Recently inspired by the PBS documentary "We Shall Remain", I tried some sketches of favorite Native Freedom Fighters. Geronimo, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse. It's a bit tricky to get a good animation shape but not to go so far as to eliminate their humanity. Not sure how I succeded here, I got to sit with it a few days to know. If I end up liking them, then I'll try and finish them off.