Sunday, June 03, 2007

WIP - "Tasmin - Final Pencils"


Finished pencils for another close-up cutie..

A girl with big flowing hair was the aim here, cascading over her shoulders. Halfway through it all went a bit 70's Charlie's Angels/Farrah Fawcett with some flicks in the hair, which is no bad thing as Farrah Fawcett was a major hottie :)

I added the freckles as a last minute thing, not sure if I'll keep them for the final image though.

Damn that hair's gonna take FOREVER to ink !!!

4 comments:

Vix said...

If it was me (being the fab artist i am - lol) i would keep the freckles on the face, but maybe tone down / loose the ones on the body - JMO!

Jon Moss said...

Yeah Vix, I think I'll tone them down on the shoulders & cleavage area. Hopefully when I add a little colour they'll blend in :)

Trapper said...

i love your drawlings. but i hate the freckles. but it is up to you i thank you should make the end on the chin a little more rounder i thank it would make them cutier but that is my thoughts lol. how long does it take you to draw it? and ink it? and then color it? i was kind of wanting to now exaculy how long for each thing. i thank i am not spending a nofe time when i draw,ink, and color my stuff.

Jon Moss said...

Thanks for the input Trapper!

I may still leave the freckles off, I'll see what she looks like when I ink her up. After I drew them on I knew they stood out a little too much anyway.

I'll have to try rounding off the chins too. I'm slowly changing the way I do faces so it's all a learning curve, trying things out & seeing what looks best.

As for drawing times, I'm probably not the best person to ask as I spend waay too long on my work. But for your info;

Pencils - It usually takes about 2 hours to lay down the rough lines then another few hours to lay in the finished pencils.

Inking - I'm currently trying out normal inking on paper & digital inks. Digital inking takes way longer, but I get better results. It's about 2-3 evenings work to do the finished inks, so about seven to eight hours in total. But I am very obsessive complusive so everything has to be just right!

Colouring - Is much quicker than the inks, I can usually colour a pic in an afternoon. When I'm done I usually leave it for a few days then go back to it as I'll notice mistakes I didn't pick up first time round. Then I'll spend another few hours tidying it up/correcting stuff. So about five - six hours in total I'd guess.

I'm constantly trying to cut down on the amount of time I spend on each picture though. I tend to overwork my stuff, which gives it a slightly stiff look sometimes. I'm always trying for a more fluid sketchy look.