This is the second of the character designs for London. The first was a turnaround and this one is intended to show off a bit more of the personality of the character, It also helps to draw the character in some different poses to make sure the design makes sense with the character in movement. You can find the preliminary drawings below. More
Fake World War Z review
I was supposed to see World War Z last week at a special early screening and through an email I confused tomorrow with today and ended up practically running to Hoboken to see the movie, after my friend P.so reminded me that the movie was starting in 35min…..Anyway I sprinted down Park Avenue, and when I finally got there (right on time) they said the theater was at capacity and I was turned away. long story short I vowed revenge and now is the time to exact that revenge in an angry, ranting, and inaccurate review of the movie!!!!!!!!
WORLD WAR Z SUCKED!!!! THE ZOMBIES WERE NOT GOOD AND DID NOT BEHAVE THE WAY I THINK ZOMBIES SHOULD BEHAVE. THE ACTORS WERE NOT THE ACTORS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SEEN IN THE FILM, NOR DID THEY DO THE THINGS THAT I THINK PEOPLE IN THEIR SITUATION SHOULD HAVE DONE. if I HAD DIRECTED THE MOVIE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT AND/OR SUPERIOR.
Vengeance is mine.
This illustration is a perfect example of why I do this second type of design sheet. I discovered that the design doesn’t quite work when the character’s knees bend sharply and I had to modify the design (slightly)
Branson is the oldest of the 3 young adventurers and has a towering intellect but he chooses to take a backseat to London’s leadership. His expertise runs the gamut from interstelar spacecraft to software engineering but there is a fear that keeps him from asserting himself and indecision will not serve them well in the dangerous situation that they have found themselves. please view additional drawings a babble below.
This is what I feel is a much better attempt at an environmental drawing than my previous effort. I was going for a similar feel as an interior illustration that I did but the lighting and atmosphere are closer to what I was going for here. You can check out how I finished the illustration off below.
This is a character from my story “Random Access Machinery”, which is a standard turnaround. I’ve tried to spice somewhat by having one of the colors bleed outside the lines. Check out the website for more on the character and the process. More
Can you Guess what’s wrong in this picture?……I’ll give you a hint, EVERYTHING. Interiors have never been my strong suit . More pics and info about this train wreck on my site anwarmorse.com. More
I recently have found a much better way to clean my drawings when I scan in inked illustrations. For quite some time when I scanned in inked work I would adjust the levels and then select the white space and the darkest pencil scratchings. I would then adjust the brightness of the pencil and white space so that the pencil disappeared. I thought this would preserve my lines more than just deleting the pencil but I was wrong. My lines had an unnatural pixely look when zoomed in that didn’t affect the final illustration that much but still didn’t look too great
My new way to clean inked drawings is to scan them at 600 dpi, then select white space and pencil as before. Instead of adjusting the brighness of this space, now I just feather the selection by 2 pixels and delete. My lines are now crisp and natural looking.
The above illustration is a warm up and some visual development for a story I’m developing. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post character designs and environment designs as well. Also, don’t forget to get “The Gateway To Greatness vol. 1″ available now for digitally through Comixology http://www.comixology.com/The-Gateway-to-Greatness-Vol-1-Ive-Had-Better-Days/digital-comic/SUB000110‘
You can see a step by step of this particular illustration below.