At Wonder Con and this is what I came up with.
Are you ready? Baby Death is!
Looks like Baby Death’s all set for Star Wars Celebration, Comic-Con and Wonder Con!
First day of Wonder-Con in Anaheim and Baby Death is roaming the floor.
Going to Wonder-Con presented a few interesting moments, especially in the panels where Jim Lee sat in. First, it was funny to find out that he traces some objects like motorcycles. I guess that makes sense especially if you’re in a time crunch. The second was he had a bit of trouble doodling a cat. The approach he was taking was that cats have a triangular head. I like to think of animal heads in terms of pears or gourds: like my how to draw a lion post from way back. Here are some cat doodles. For the cast, I squished the pear a bit.
So we were at Wonder-Con and I was watching one of the masters (Jim Lee) at work. I noticed after he laid down a quick rough to position things, he went in and blocked out a lot of the shadows. Here I thought it would be interesting to block out the color and then go back and add some detail. I used the paintbrush tool in Sketchbook set to a low opacity which makes it function more like an art marker. I’ve seen some colorists and artists who use copics do this.
Here’s a quick character study of the tooth fairy. I tried to draw her with different expressions so I could get a sense of personality down. Then, I drew the basic front, profile and 3/4 view on the face. This one goes out to the Grimm Report.
My wife and I went to Wonder-Con over last weekend and got to watch some of the masters at work drawing comic book women: Jim Lee and the great Terry Moore. They imparted some knowledge and I hope to employ it in my work.
Baby Death attended workshops, panels, grabbed some swag, met new friends, and generally had a great time. Wonder-Con? More like Wonder-conquered! Here’s to the next con!
Morning fantastic followers of the blog! Any of you guys at Wonder-Con? Well, Baby Death certainly is accomplishing a lot at Wonder-Con. I don’t think I’ve gotten as much done. Cripes, Baby Death built an astromech?! The droid has the plans for what?
Greetings, friendly followers clicking through. This weekend Baby Death will be visiting Wonder-Con. Yay! He’s looking forward to meeting some of his favorite characters and getting autographs (ssh, don’t tell him they’re just people in costumes…or are they?)