Ink 2014, #inktober
After reading “Volcanoes be in Sicily” by Emily Dickinson, and watching the close reading in ModPo, I’m struck by the image of little Emily Dickinson harnessing the power of volcanoes.
Here’s a look at a sketch done in preparation for my piece for an upcoming art show. Be warned: “Thar’ be crazies on that link!”
The theme I’m participating in is Peanut People; right now the name of my piece is Peanut Gallery. I’m going to draw gobs of characters from fact and fiction.
Here’s a color version of Peanut Spidey.
The inks are too heavy; too lifeless; no thicks and thins; no line variety in general. (Inks were done in Macromedia Freehand, by the way. I used the variable stroke pen tool. If I had it to do again, I’d use the Bezier pen tool. More control.)
I’m fairly happy with the color job. Also done in Freehand.
More on the way!
Last night I attempted to upload a Quick Time video of a very short animated short I made in school, but WordPress wouldn’t let me. I’m going to have to do some more research, it looks like there’s a workaround, but I may not like the compromise.
Anyway, until I figure out the problem, here’s a post-it note sketch of my next Indy fan shirt. I might not produce it, though, since the new movie could answer the very question that the sketch poses.
Maybe I’ll like the result enough, though, that it might work without the text…
I might have a look at the finished version later tonight.
Oh, yeah, before I forget, when I was doodling Short Round, my friend Grant at work suggested I give him bangs, and boy, was he right!