It got me to thinking about gauging your own personal growth as an artist. I could tell he was getting better because his Superman from a year ago was drastically different from his Superman now. Last winter I was asked to participate in a winter art show. Itching to draw something with a Science Fiction twist, I revisited a drawing from almost 6 years earlier.
Looking back at the 2 pieces, I can see my own personal growth. I'm much more aware of light and form, my staging is stronger, and (when necessary) I can work purely digital. Now, the drawing to the right is over 6 months old now. So already I can see things that I would do different. Maybe I'll revisit it in another 5 years.
Included are Work In Progress pics with a short description.
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|I started by diligently taking notes and figuring out my stage. At this point, I have a rough idea what pose I want for the characters.|
|I modeled a simple version of the set in Cinema 4D for drawing my perspective.|
|I placed my modeled set as a background layer in Sketchbook Pro and began sketching the characters. I probably drew the girl's pose a dozen times before settling on this. There never seems to be any reference of women sitting down. Weird|