Monday, March 3, 2008

mini-sketch dump

Almost done with this sketchbook; one page to go!

As I've mentioned, I do a 'monster a week' for a co-worker. The Friday before last,much to my dismay, I missed one. So, this week I did her a double and it turned out to be a pretty cliche monster, but with scary potential. It would either make a good old-school slasher flick or a good story in 'Creepy' or 'Tales from the Crypt' comics

Zeke and Obed: Conjoined Twin Hillbilly Cannibal Serial Killers! Scary, no?

Less scary is another sketch of Jean d'Arc as a lamb. I think it would make a pretty good comic in the visual vein of Blacksad (not the visual skill, though). Here is young Jean as she first receives her 'vision'.

Listening to while posting: "Big Beautiful Spoon" by Poi Dog Pondering from 'Thinking like a mountain and wishing like the sea"


Doctor Smoke said...

okay... you said I could so...
whilst your faces are really well drawn, (the expression of evil twin on the left is fantastic) the bodies of your characters always seem a little under-developed.
the detail in the clothing is always top-notch, but it's the basic anatomy. the muscles on evil twin on the left's arm for example... they don't look all that proportioned.
I would've drawn the conjoined arm with an actual articulation point, to make it look weirder (joined at the elbow so that their arms would make a v-shape instead of a solid horizontal line).
that's all I can think of right now.


Arkonbey said...

Thanks for the crit.Thanks for not holding back; pointing out what doesn't work hurts, but it's how we grow. You get extra points for using 'whilst'.

The left one's arm failed, not because of the proportion, but because I failed to make it seem that its odd shape was intentional; it just looks dumb.

Sweet Enemy mentioned the lack of conjoined arm joint as well.

When I did it, I wasn't sure why I didn't have a joint, but it seemed right, so I thought about it last night. I think that if there was a joint, it would make the connection weaker and look less likely to hold that magical artery that prevents separation. So, I'm giving myself a No-Prize for that.

Don Snabulus said...

I hope neither guy gets an itch because YOW!!!!

Doctor Smoke said...

me likey using whilst whenever possible.

Swinebread said...

Zeke and Obed look a lot like minions from the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. I like!