Ooooooooh, scary. Love the light on the soldier's face and the vampire's eyes...
Great colour palette Matt, I like the way you've used the lighter to draw in the viewer.
Really nicely composed and brilliantly executed!
Cheers guys. Just uploaded a slightly tweaked version (mostly played with the sky a bit more). Does that ever happen to you - you're convinced something is finished, then you put it on the web and suddenly there are half a dozen things you want to change!
Very nice Matt great atmosphere, how big are you drawing these? I noticed in your last post you were talking about the need of a bigger scanner, is it more than one drawing stitched together.
It is - the soldier took up most of a sheet of A4. The vamp was smaller but I had to draw him on a separate piece. I struggle to draw small to be honest, really need to upgrade to that A3 scanner.
I really struggle with smaller images too, it's one reason to go digital I suppose. I only use an A4 scanner but draw on A3 I find piecing it together in photoshop fairly painless now. D'Israeli had a guide on his blog years ago thats worth a look.
Thanks James, I'll try to find it. To be honest it's not a huge problem piecing things together in photoshop - just a bit time consuming. Think I need to get in the habit of at least being able to draw smaller though - especially for sequential stuff.
I haven't regretted buying my A3 scanner for a moment, it was secondhand and still cost an arm and a leg, but the time I save by not having to stitch things together is well worth it!
Very nicely done - the temptation is not not cover up all that lovely drawing with dark shadows but it really does help draws the eye to the soldier's face and then you work out from there (the details is still present for those who want it) and it also helps ramp up the menace of Bonestraw himself.Do I detect a bit of an Alex Ronald influence in the lighting there? ;)
matt! thanks for the kind words on my blog!Looks like a ton of cool stuff is goinz on here too. You best believe I'm gonna follow you now. - Scott
Emps - I think you've identified a key point there: if you're going to smother something in shadow you have to know exactly what's going on with it first. Then of course the temptation is not to smother it, because you've gone ot all the trouble of drawing it. Sort of reminds me of art college, when the teachers would sometimes get you to draw something then tear it to bits, or to draw with your non-preferred hand. Teaches you not to be so precious, valuable lessons, although it's always a battle lettin go. So yes - glad I covered up most of this pic!Workhorse - thanks man, good to have you here!
Great stuff, Matt- I love the textures in the background. I have the same problem drawing small and I know what you mean about that A3 scanner- it's like some sort of holy grail! Scanning and joining is a pain and you never get it bang on.