Friday, October 9, 2015
Some Art - Loretta Young and a Cover
When I do try to do a portrait completely freehand, it comes out not looking like the person at all. Which is frustrating when I'm trying to draw a picture for a blog post about someone specific.
But here's the thing:
If I don't try to make it look like the person -- and more importantly, if I don't rush it -- it can come out looking like a good picture of someone else.
Which is a good way to do character illustrations.
Furthermore, I have this theory that if I were to NOT give up and either draw someone else, or go for the photo replication, I might actually bring the picture back to resembling the original person. That is, I might be able to do one of those oddly detailed caricatures that I so admire.
I might play more with Loretta Young on that, but first I think I might give it a try with the current actor, Nick Blood, who plays Hunter on Agents of SHIELD. He has interesting bone structure. I think my failed attempts to draw him will lead to images that are still interesting.
I haven't found the title, or the fonts I want yet. (The title here was chosen because it fits.) And I still would like a more flat, abstracted background, a la 1950s pulp and thrillers, however I haven't found the textures I want, and, okay, I have WAY too much fun playing with smeary tools.
And no, I didn't really do any plotting today.
See you in the funny papers.