It’s the Caves beneath the Sewers. Hope you aren’t afraid of the dark!Source: skipperwing.deviantart.com
Its the process post no one wanted, and my first…. tutorial? No, tutorial’s not a good word. Anyway, this is a process guide for my promotional poster, mostly done in flash. I hope it helps. Admittedly you do have to be pretty proficient in Flash and Photoshop to get some of the stuff I did. It also serves as a guide for how I’ll be handling my comi-*special project, so I guess its sort of a sneak peak, hehehe. Enjoy! The finished poster can be seen here: http://skipperwing.deviantart.com/art/The-Crimson-Fly-Promotional-poster-colored-369655035
“Inks” (in quotes because I did it digitally) for a promotional poster for the Crimson Fly comic. Also, to make a profile picture for the facebook page (the sketch drawing was nice, but this is better). And last but not least, because I’m going to turn this into a process piece at some point and I need the images.
Not quite finished, as I need to tweak the background, but I figured I’d share.
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“Pencils” (in quotes because I did it digitally) for a promotional poster for the Crimson Fly comic. Also, to make a profile picture for the facebook page (the sketch drawing was nice, but this is better). And last but not least, because I’m going to turn this into a process piece at some point and I need the images
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“Thumbnails” (in quotes because I did it digitally, and its not thumbnail sized) for a promotional poster for the Crimson Fly comic. Also, to make a profile picture for the facebook page (the sketch drawing was nice, but this is better). And last but not least, because I’m going to turn this into a process piece at some point and I need the images.
So, I started doing storyboards/thumbnails/script stuff, and I drew a blank when drawing characters. I mean, I knew the general shapes and stuff, but I still wanted to be uber-correct! And I couldn’t remember any of the mnemonic devices I use to draw the characters! How sad is that? Fortunately, I…
So, for better or for worse, I’m going to try and “solo” as much of the illustration and animation as I can. However, realistically speaking, I’m probably going to need help at some point. So that I don’t have to spend too much time teaching people how to draw my characters, I’ve created a series handy-dandy “How-to”s to help people learn how to draw the characters. They aren’t perfect (as I don’t have the time to make them so) but they serve as a good start as to how I draw the characters. So here’s our main character, Officer Jones!
Whereas the Crimson Fly is a bic-head pen (circle on a cone), Officer Jones is comprised entirely of blocks. Seriously. You could probably build him out of legos. (That makes for an awesome idea: free sketch/ink/drawing thing-y for whoever builds Officer Jones out of legos!)
Jones is a very rigid character. One of things I was worried about when drawing his head was that I wouldn’t be able to get a big range of emotion with his face as strict as it is. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he’s a reserved character, but he does emote. As for his eyes, they’re shadowed because, while he’s a main character, the cops, as a whole are minor. I don’t want you get attached, and hence, you can’t see his eyes.
Jones’s body is nowhere near as complicated as the fly, and coming up with a how-to to describe his body was a little tough. He’s got enough flexibility to move, but not so much that he’s as agile as someone like the Fly. If pushed to far, his joints bend all the way, rather than simply curving like the Fly’s joints.
Jones is a police officer, and I realized that its a good idea to have a sheet detailing what his uniform entails. Its pretty much a jumpsuit over an under-armor mesh. Its pretty much a cross between a janitor and a real life police officer. His outfit is an artifact from a time when the world-building dictated that everyone/mostly everyone had superpowers (as a way for the Fly to maintain a regular life outside his secret identity), and the police were upgraded accordingly (hence Jone’s multipurpose tool and utility belt). I still liked the design, and thus it carried over.
So, now you know, and knowing is half the battle! Next: Our antagonist!
Note: See a similar post here: http://crimsonflycomics.blogspot.com/2013/04/how-to-draw-officer-jones.html
Individual views can be found here: http://skipperwing.deviantart.com/art/The-Crimson-Fly-Officer-Jones-Model-Sheet-365967739
And now for our main character, Officer Jones. Yes, Jones is the main character. No, he is not the Crimson Fly.
So, who is Jones?
-Jones is a beat cop in the city.
-He is literally made of blocks.
-He has a multipurpose tool for different situations. Sometimes its a gun, most of the time its a taser, and on rare occasions, its grapple pistol you see above.
In a lot of ways, Jones exists as a foil to the Fly, or rather, for the purposes of this piece, the Fly exists as a foil for Jones. Both have similar ideas about justice; its just, one’s a police officer working within the law, and the other is a vigilante working outside of it. I tried to reflect it in their designs; the Fly’s comprised mostly of curves, whereas Jones is comprised mostly of blocks and hard edges. This is a reflection of his personality: He’s glued to procedure and the law, and unwilling to think outside of it. Hopefully, this won’t get him killed.
Next time: you’ll learn how to draw him!
The basic model sheet for Officer Jones, who is the actual main character of my thesis, and not the Crimson Fly. At least for this pieceSource: crimsonflycomics
The work of artist Sarah Herrin featuring watercolor and digital drawings of cats, chickens, and David Bowie.still working on getting everything up, but here’s what’s available so far.
You should check this out. It’s got David Bowie, for crying out loud!Source: chickcarcomics