Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The attached image in this post was created a while back before I came on as a staff artist. Jim wanted me to do my rendition of the Gen13 characters. It was a great deal of fun and I took the opportunity to play with the way I was drawing things and what I was choosing to emphasize. I was also attempting to get a better handle on the way that Jim composes things versus my own process.
Previously, I tended to use abstract shapes to create compositions that led to my reads whereas Jim's route seemed far more direct because, as I see it, he composes around his reads. Its the difference between using another object or gesture to point to say the faces of the characters versus using the characters faces as the actual objects/gesture itself. I definitely took a lot away from the experience and my work has definitely changed as a result.