This week (maybe all of this month, who knows) I’m going to be focussing on character continuity. Ideally some of these would be more fully rendered, but this’ll do as a beginning.
Goal: be able to create a character and then draw them with any expression from any angle so that they’re easily recognisable.
Today: I actually started by spending a lot of time drawing from reference photos this morning, and analysing my own previous work to find strengths and weaknesses. After that I just started sketching and I liked this kid’s first face so I tried to draw him 4 more times. I had trouble trying to keep him the same age, I feel like I’ve made him a couple different ages here, but mostly this felt like a good start.
Today: Well I spent a lot of time drawing from reference again today. And then I spent a lot of time distracted by researching African American illustrators (and then falling into the archives of Sean Qualls and Frank Morrison). All this to say… there are only two pictures. I did actually sketch another 3 but they were all disastrous and didn’t look like her at all. We continue.
Today: I have other things I need to get done today, so I did this early and quickly(ish). Anyway, I seem to be making a troupe of… 12 year olds? That’s the age I’m kinda aiming at, and maybe I’m getting ball park. We live and learn.