A little painting exercise that I did in Photoshop. Again, just like the drawing of The Little Mermaid, it is more of an automatic drawing. I am trying to stretch my muscles, working experimentally.
I have been trying to develope a new illustration style. This is a drawing that I just finished. It is of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. It is more of an automatic drawing. I have been trying to get the technique to be as close to Chinese Calligraphy as possible. There is no planning nor under drawing. I hope you all enjoy it. I am hoping to draw a femaie drawing every single day.
Making this drawing makes me think of the Thai epic Phra Aphaimanee. In the story, it also has a little mermaid who saved the Prince from the Sea Witch. I have been wondering which version came first: The Thai epic or Hans Christian Andersen’s story.
I was spending some time with the Angel Johannes Kaitlin last night. We were watching some television together — reruns of Avatar: The Last Air Bender and Point Break to be exact — so I decided to do some sketching. Point Break was getting a little monotonous so we decided to collaborate on this drawing together. It started off being simply just three colours, but Kaitlin told me to add the red. So went in some Dr. Martin’s. Just a little fun drawing to pass an evening. More to come, I hope.
Finally, I finished inking the first page to The Chronicles of Amanda Miller: The Christmas Story. After three long days of work. I sure hope this won’t be the norm for every single page. Amanda and I would like to serialize about six pages every weekend during this month of December. The page isn’t completely finished. We have decided to make the comic tri-colour. I really want to do it the old fashion way, using multiple layers of vellum and composite the layers in Photoshop. Amanda wants me to go completely Open Source with this comic and use Gimp and Scribus for the compositing/colouring and layout. I’m far more proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite so we shall see.
I have been busy at work on The Chronicles of Amanda Miller: The Christmas Story. The story was written by Amanda Miller herself, and I have been taken to task to draw it. I am hoping to finish it before the Christmas Season. We will serialize the story on Carnet de Voyage, as well as print an small edition for sale. Keep posted for updates on the comic book.
As I have been transcribing the script for The Seduction of Alfred Sandoval for Amanda Miller, she has been asking me to look at Jack Kirby. We love Kirby’s work. I went online and pulled some examples. There are so many Kirby homages out there right now, it’s kind of hard trying to find an original Kirby.
We also love Walter Simonson’s and Neal Adam’s work. I think I will be doing some research for the composition of the images in the graphic novel. When Amanda and I went to see Dark Knight Rises, she made me study the compositions shot by shot. We can totally see Kirby and Adam’s influences in the compositions.
Over the last month, Amanda keeps asking me to draw her. She appeared to me once when I was sent on Petition in Arizona due to begin mistaken for a psychologically unsound person. This morning after the B.P.R.D. drawings were posted, Amanda asked me to do a drawing of her again, in the same style as the B.P.R.D. sketches. This is also drawn with Sketchbook Mobile on my Google Nexus. It’s not exactly how she look like. She has a wider and flatter facial feature. I will have to do some more character studies for The Seduction of Alfred Sandoval. I will post the drawings up once I have them completed.
Amanda and I love Hellboy and B.P.R.D. We are both currently working on The Chronicles of Amanda Miller: The Seduction of Alfred Sandoval. Amanda completed the first part of the graphic novel yesterday. The script is nine (9) pages long, but I think that once I break everything down, it’s going to end up being closer to fifteen (15) pages.
The story is based on the legend of Arturo Sandoval. It’s a bit of a Passion Play. Amanda is injecting some really good Mysticism and Philosophy into it. We will continue to write the script for the story as I start my work on breaking down the script. You can look forward to a couple sketches on how Amanda actually look like. The Seduction of Alfred Sandoval will end up being serialized on this blog, as well as on its on blog, yet unnamed.
My current obsession right now is Pinterest. I wasn’t going to go back on any social networking platforms at all after I decided to deactivate my Facebook account a couple of weeks ago, but Pinterest to me is just amazing. It’s like an inspiration board driven by recommendations made by a network of people.
Garance Doré is somebody I discovered on Pinterest just from browsing through it today. I just love her style and approach. The bare, sketchy lines with the use of just an accent color, applied in equally lose manner. The one thing I truly love about her illustrations, though, is the way she renders the women’s faces.
She has blog covering fashion and other beauty conversations, filled with these illustrations. I will have to go back at some point and peruse through her posts.
My head is spinning with an idea on maybe write up a lengthier post on Doré on Pixel*Esc, if she would oblige me. I’ve been putting that blog aside for now. I want to begin doing longer content for it. I’ve been keeping my eyes open on what would interest me. The reason why I went off Facebook was to get into doing more writing. At this point, I would like to be looking, talking, thinking, and doing. I needed to give myself a little quiet room to pursue those things.
Pinterest, however, will likely end up being my time killer. Already with me still waiting for an invite to join, I have spent way too much time on it. Feeding my mind visually right now is good, especially since I’m trying to recover from this bout with illness. I think when the invite arrives in my mailbox, however, that’s when I really should start worrying.