You may be experiencing déjà vu as I have posted this fellow before but in a different type of pose. The client who commissioned the original was very happy and wanted a set of ten characters from the franchise.
I quickly realised that I didn’t want to just draw the same figure over and over with just different accessories that I’d want to make a coherent collection that was more interesting to look at (the other style would have been too but I think this is the better way to approach the project).
So I’ve gone back to the drawing board and started the project over with this version instead.
I think this is actually my third or maybe fourth full watchthrough of Farscape and every time it captures my heart thoroughly.
It’s such a bizarre and at times truly ambitious show. I’m not sure if there is a recurring character I dislike.
So I’m going to go through and draw a set of the characters whilst I’m watching the show. These will all be up for sale individually but if anyone is super keen to grab the whole set you should touch base with me and we might be able to work something out.
Oh god it’s just like one long line of support channels but I am trialling using Ko-Fi more effectively so if you use Ko-Fi or prefer it to Patreon go check it out http://ko-fi.com/leedrawsstuff (I warn you there is literally nothing there right now but there will be!).
As my patreon peeps know I’ve been doing a digital art course because I’ve never really taken to digital art all that well. I don’t like the feel of a Wacom vs paper and pencil but there are just some things I’d love to do that I can’t in traditional.
Of course choosing a type of digital art was the tricky part, until I remembered early dabbling in pixel art and realising that it is alive and well as an artform.
I assumed that my drawing style might lend itself well to pixel art and after replicating Commander Riker digitally I sought out a quick test of one of my drawings.
I just wanted to see how easily I could translate how I draw and maybe some of my sense of humour with yesterday’s Horror Express piece and the result is below:
It was a pretty quick job as I just wanted to get a feel for it but I think it came up quite well and the cool thing is that I now have these sprites to work with again anytime. So if for example I wanted to include Grand Moff Tarkin somewhere I now have a basic model for his head 🙂
Also just a note I turned the loop off for the animated gifs so they wouldn’t be too annoying so you might just have to hit refresh to see the animation if you missed it.
And don’t worry I’m not hanging up my pencils and paper!
I’m not sure if I’ve ever been quite so proud of two likenesses before but I’m really pleased with my Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
This is kind of a scene from the classic horror film Horror Express that I highly recommend seeking out for some campy 70s horror. The eyes on the evil character aren’t quite so energetic in the film and Cushing and Lee don’t really confront him like this.
But like with all of my silly little scribbles the aim is to capture the vibe and the feel and not to go with complete accuracy LOL.
This was a really fun piece to paint as I had to problem solve along the way as some of my plans didn’t quite work out. The paper itself was a little too absorbent of the black ink and then some of my colour mixes didn’t perform. So I just made adjustments to the approach and I think overall it worked out really well.
I wasn’t quite sure what the nebula was going to look like, I had some basic shapes in mind but then I let the paint find its own way. The nebula itself is a mix of water soluble acrylics and the whole piece is a big A3 size.
I gave more of a detailed breakdown of my approach as always over on Patreon.
I don’t often get asked to do slash or shipping pieces. They’re generally all pretty tasteful when I do (I stay under a PG rating when it comes to hand holding and the like) and I don’t mind doing them.
I guess whilst the above image isn’t canon (that we know of) Sam and Jack were a confirmed thing, they just never acted on it because of professionalism etc. Which is kind of refreshing
I really enjoyed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is probably a bit of an understatement as I consider it one of the best comic book films to be released. The artwork was stunning, the story a delight and the premise a LOT of fun.
I’m always excited to see (or hear) Nic Cage in a film that doesn’t suck which can be a rarity. But I loved Spider-Man Noir and his eventual obsession with the Rubik’s Cube.
I will admit though I think my favourite scene was the stinger at the end, which says a lot because I generally loath the stingers at the end. The other exception to the rule is the Captain Marvel one.
So I’ve been jonesing to draw Noir ever since I saw the film and I made the time today to do it.