i can "fake" my way through drawing a human face* using light and shadow to define the rough geometry of it. but i'm pretty bad at actually drawing one convincingly! this one is a good example - it more or less looks real (with a degree of stylisation i had to add to compensate for my inability to do "real" realism) but if you take a good look at it, the proportions etc are all really fucked up. idk if this is something i want to improve on!
*all drawing is about "faking" stuff anyway
like with most other inktober entries, i reeeally want to go back and edit this. the bathroom details need shadows for a more convincing scene. for the cow, i started roughing out a shape with a broad brush, expecting to test out a grid based overdrawing thing to make it look like a textured window - in fact the messy brush already provided a distortion effect that worked "enough" to not need overdoing. i added a little bit of displaced colour to add to the effect. but: on to the next 1
as always, i'm looking at this and thinking about what would improve it. (i'm posting the pictures as soon as i finish drawing them). in this case, obviously the proportions of the cheek plates are off - the left one should be brought forwards to match the other. the lighting could be better - the brightness of the front of the dauphin ornament should match the front of the faceplate. i'd also wanted to add more ornamentation but that could've been another hour's work 🤷
@alex anyone remember this 70s kids' TV show, must've been rebroadcast a hundred times during the 80s. Can't remember its name. Just this animated character trying to hold together a head made out of crystals, weird disjointed music and an increasingly desperately upbeat presenter in dungarees surrounded by creepy toys and looming primary coloured building blocks. Each one just faded to black. Different presenter the next week. Still haunts me, what was it called,
@g1comics ah i used to get horrible nightmares about that show!!! i once had this dream that i was watching an episode and all the characters were just screaming!!!!!!
@alex that was it!!! I remember that, and for some reason this giant wiggly mouth thing that just appeared out of nowhere and recited the alphabet oh wait that's Sesame Street probably
1–4: wow, will u illustrate a kids book I plan to write?
5–6: wow, will u illustrate a kids horror book I also plan to write?
@Pixley thank you! the whooshy pose was the first thing i came up with today that seemed like an actual good idea, and that led to this!
@alex It's amazing. The colors are so great and the pose really makes it, there's so much life in this.
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