These mini warm-up sketches are an absolute joy and great quieter of the mind as I tend to do them over the breakfast table with SG1 on in the background. I specifically don’t seek out reference material for them because I just want them to be natural free form expressions so the hair and costume choices are whatever is either on or have just been on.
I definitely perform better without the pressure LOL – this is my best probably most minimalist Sam Carter yet.
This was actually yesterday’s warm-up scribble, this morning.
I do have to say that O’Neill probably isn’t my favourite character, I’m not sure what it is, I think his “acting dumb” routine. Sometimes it just rubs me the wrong way, I know that’s the schtick but it doesn’t endear the character to me.
All that said it’s not like I dislike the character!
There was a very brief moment where I confused Lucius with Draco and fortunately the client reminded that they’d asked for the senior Malfoy.
Not having done a lot of Harry Potter work in the past I’m quite enjoying discovering the costumes and interpreting them as best I can for my purposes. It’s such a rich and diverse world of characters and designs that it’s a pleasure to get a chance to explore it from an illustration point of view.
The commission drive is still going so if you don’t mind waiting on a piece (well into the new year I suspect) lock one in now, you’ll be helping me out and securing a drawing because the commissions will have to close at some point.
I like to kick off my day of drawing doing some freehand character scribbles such as Daniel here (and Teal’c before him). It’s good to draw characters that I’m not tasked with or away from the Trek franchise.
Like a palate cleanser for drawing.
Plus I’m loving these characters so much so it’s a joy to draw them in a fun manner.
So it’s head down producing the wonderful requests coming in from the commission drive (which is still happening so don’t be shy).
I’ve not had the chance to do a lot from the Harry Potter universe so I’m very happy to be given the opportunity to play with some of the characters. I was given pretty much free reign and just had to feature these three characters.
So I wanted to find a way to bring them together, the next challenge was dealing with Dobby, a character largely identified by a couple of quite large features, the biggest challenge being the complete lack of nose.
Stargate SG1 has become a faithful companion during my days of scribbling, there’s a consistent comfort to the show and I appreciate the tone of the show. It’s deals with some dark concepts but manages to keep the tone light and well balanced.
It’s reassuring and I’m really loving the characters.