Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Mer-Kitties - Drawing
From Air to Sea, the Mer-Kitties are getting their swim on. I'm pretty excited about this one, it's going to let me really test myself with creating a rich background with colors, by placing minimal lines that I usually use as shapes and guides. I might even experiment blending the mermaid's tail into the background as well, trying to create a sense of flow.
But on a technical standpoint, I lost my way a little with the penciling, I had to erase and redraw quite a bit, so some areas came out a little mushy. Obviously, I'll be digitally inking this, so it doesn't matter, but that's one of my weaknesses; I know that this piece won't be the final image, just a step along the way, so I tend to rush through, and at the end, there's parts that I wish I had taken more time with. As a stand alone piece, and as something that exists in reality, unlike the final digital image that will only exist as a print, I usually end up with good drawings, rather than great drawings.
It's something I'm working on...