Today’s image is of a sketch I made of Dean Winchester from the television show “Supernatural”. It’s part of a larger profile image; so right now I’m just practicing characters.
Even though my work tends to have a more graphic feel when I draw with a pen, I find that pencil work leaves me with a more realistic image. I drew Sam with pen, so Dean gets the alternative look. I’ll decide which is better.
Did I mention that I’m not using references? Yeah it’s MUCH harder because of that! I think I have a pretty good bead on their overall looks; making the resemblance transfer is the tricky part. I doubt I have that problem with Hank and Dean Venture, the other duo in my project.
Good news everyone! My client apparently would be “much happier” with the actual digital file. I get to work on it a little longer to fine tune things I wasn’t happy with.
Of course I intend to take advantage of this. But no sooner did I begin than work became hectic. I mean REALLY busy, to the point of me having to be in three places at once.
Anyway, her face isn’t the challenge with this image; I’m okay with those. It’s the overall look. I’m still not sure who this character is. I haven’t decided how to present her or what way to tie in her background.