Sunday, March 9, 2008

Digital Damsel

Though hardly a damsel in distress.

Last of my first spate of all-digital drawings, I was trying to go for a more animated look with this one. It really started with the line for her nose, and the eyes. I built the rest of the picture around those few lines, and tried to keep it as clean and as simple as possible- almost in direct opposition to the other two drawings. I was pleased with how it turned out, though I did get in to tinkering an awful lot with the line weights and over-working each line, something that's long been a problem of mine. When you can alter ever single pixel of a drawing, why not? But it came out pretty well. There's no real plan or design behind the face, though I think it's slightly reminiscent of 'Mirage', the femme fatale character from The Incredibles. As I look at it though, I get the feeling there's an actress out there someone will point out to me and I'll say "ooooh yeah, that does kinda/sorta maybe look like her. If I squint." But there you go.

In non-drawing news, I finished Joe Hill's short story collection over this weekend. I can't possibly recommend 20th Century Ghosts highly enough to you. It's a tour de force of talent, which is all the more impressive as this is his second published book (the first, Heart-Shaped Box will be picked up from the library shortly. The stories, though usually having horror leanings, do not all fall into that category. And those that do, I think would appeal to just about any reader. Two of the best stories, "Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead" and "Pop Art" are anything but horror stories. "Bobby Conroy" actually takes place in Monroeville (a town very near my hometown) during the filming of Dawn of the Dead, and is a great little story about... well, no spoiling it. "Pop Art" is just... sublime. There's no real way to describe it other than to read it.

Okay, enough with the book report. See you Wednesday.

Music: "Confessions of a Teenage Girl" - Bonnie McKee

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any story set in Monroeville during the making of Dawn MUST rule.