Wanted to get another time lapse in because they’re not only fun to do to, but I really enjoy watching myself draw and seeing my through process instead of thinking it. It’s a great way to learn how you approach something as an artist.
Had to go up to 8x to condense 17 minutes into 4, so enjoy!
There’s a little jump in there since someone instant messaged me and popped up during the drawing.
Title: Blurry-Eyed Worries
Album: SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!
Artist: Bronze Radio Return
Daily Sketch: It’s Magic!
I’ve always thought it was interesting when considering magic in a fantasy realm, people have made you choose between magic and technology. Like the two can’t coexist or draw from and benefit from each other. Technology comes in and makes magic extinct. While I didn’t break down any barriers with my wizard, I thought it interesting to show the negatives to a world like that as the magic users are cast into the streets and treated like dirt.
Also, I might have overworked it a tad. I just seemed to keep going.
Daily Sketch: Tentacles
I’ve always loved the similarities of deep sea and deep space so I had to try my hand at another space squid (Yes, I have multiple space squid illustrations and even a space octopus one).
Union Soldier Robot
4”x6” ~35 mins
Trying out some traditional sketching for a change. Also, I love word balloons for robots but didn’t know what to make him say.
I did a lot of problem solving and experimentation on these two pieces. I’ve always colored fairly graphically but never as graphic as that. I was influenced by what Dave Stewart was doing in Way and Bá’s The Umbrella Academy. I like where it was going and I really like how that rocket ship turned out (even though it looks a tad like a sticker), but it’s something I would need to play with a lot more. Also on the sequential page I used way more blacks than I ever have. It was different to say the least but I think I got some nice panels out of it, like two, three, and six (and maybe five?).
As a first foray into scratchboard it was pretty fun. I like what it has to offer and if I wanted a similar look I would definitely consider using the medium again. For those familiar with some older stuff I have done, this evolved directly out of a 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired Threadless design. I took out the astronaut, although there is a drawing of him that I may scratchboard and digitally juxtapose in to see how I feel, but I felt the simplicity helped the design and didn’t want to make it too busy.