Tuesday, November 01, 2005
...how to ruin a drawing 101.
heheh, just kidding, 'retouching' the "Solid Snake" piece I posted last week (or was it two weeks ago?) was A LOT of fun, and I learned quite a bit from it, so it got me thinking about some other drawing I could mess around with, and this time, mess it up with COLOR!!! :) This is a character from the OUTSIDERS called SHIFT (he's 'Metamorfo's' clone or something like that) and this was originally drawn (in it's black and white form), for a "Secret Files" book. This is the first time I've EVER colored with "Doc Martin' dyes (those bastards are BRIGHT!!!), and also the first time I've colored 'non-digital' in a looooooooong, long time, so it was 'pretty interesting' to say the least :)
I was pretty happy the way that this drawing had come out in just black and white, and it was never meant to be colored on the actual board, so when I applied paint to it, and I had to go 'opaque' on the highlight areas, A LOT of the 'line' detail was lost, same happened with the shadowed areas. The whole time I was painting I felt I was just one step away from TOTALLY screwing it up... STILL, when it's all said and done, for the most part, I'm pretty happy the way it came out.
Invariably, there are always a number of things that you wish you could have done differently in a drawing after it's done (damn hindsight!!!) :), and appling color only adds to the complexity of a piece and choices you have to make, but if anything, this has just made me want to practice painting much, much more ....like a wise man once said: "If you're not learning and getting better, you're only getting worse"
so once again I ask, which one do YOU all like more?!?