Hopefully almost done with a freelance job that's been eating oodles of my time, wanting to throw myself fully into new projects, I looked at my art and the art of more successful artists and had a crisis of confidence.
Many people lack confidence with the figure and only do facial closeups. I realized I'm the opposite. Take my latest fanart piece, Precipice of annihilation: fav.me/dc1ac45
I think the composition as a whole, the wings, and the background came out great. But there's not much expression in the faces; I got a little bit of a likeness of Jared with Diath but didn't even try for one of Holly with Strix. I always want to have the whole figure, making faces small and often turned away. Also, I'm much better with line and shape than form and volume.
So, especially since I hope soon to move from the thumbnails to the penciling for Clockwork Dancer
by Jon Del Arroz, I need to train! In drawing mechanical things as well, but here I'm talking about faces! So, I'll do a little series of portraits, starting with characters not played by live people so I don't have to worry some much about likeness, and then if that goes well, some live-portrayed characters or even just portraits of real folks!
Planned portraits: Mimi from Digimon, Miku Hatsune, Rebel from Alt
Hero, Dejah Thoris, Apollo Justice, Junpei from Zero Escape, Brainiac 5 cartoon design -- further suggestions are welcome and may or may not be accepted!
Accepted suggestions so far: Bang/Silver Fang from One Punch Man, Miles EdgeworthStory ListClockwork Dancer by Jon Del Arroz
Thumbnailed three more pages.Paper Doll Veronika
It is underway! I've completed 36 one-panel pages!Beckyless
No new progress.26 Palaces Under the Sea
No new progress.Mary's Mazes
I've been told that my last idea, to use background made for Paper Doll Veronika for this, is not a good idea. I see what she means, especially if I want to create a mood like Christopher Manson's Maze
, which is the inspiration for this. We'll see...Fanworks (all DC)Batman: Decadence
No progress on pages, but some major rewriting decisions have been made.All's Right with the World
The next story, All the World's a Pirate Ship, is being sketched.The Curse of the Scarab
No new progress.Justice League de Coeur