Sunday, October 31, 2010
Piggy-backing off of the post below...at least I made use of the time between my "free time." I think I mentioned this before, but I find it's a lot easier to drop in and out of a drawing while teaching than to drop in and out of a painting. Fairly happy with the skulls in the background, but still need to tweak the values. Hoping for paint around December.
Had some time between classes this week, so I started slapping down some of the background. It's a lot of real estate, but hopefully it won't take too long once I get cooking. The hair and the beginnings of the armor are from the last spurt of free time I had about a month ago.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The high school that I teach at has a really great drama department, and since last year I've been doing the poster art for the fall and spring shows. This fall's show is Harvey - set in the 1950s, it's a little yarn about a fellow named Elwood who sees a spirit, Harvey, who happens to be in the form of a six foot tall rabbit. Needless to say, Elwood's a bit off his rocker, since no one else can see Harvey, but it's his sister, Veta, who has grown tired of Elwood's eccentric behavior, that gets committed to a sanitarium. Don't worry, there's a happy ending.
These posters are a great opportunity for me to stretch my "inking" legs, since they are printed in black and white, and try to channel some of the great illustrators that I admire from the past. The figures are the two leads from the show, we did a quick photo session (man does stage lighting come in handy...), a few sketches for an approval from the drama teacher, some ink and hand lettering later, and here we are. The printers will take care of the rest of the layout, I'll try and post the finished poster once it gets back. Good fun.