Why no posts for so long Gazbo?
Well Turkey day didn’t help. But actually, the bigger reason is I was working on something, and wanted to wait until it was done to post it. The Quelyn unit gave me an assignment of doing an inked drawing of flash as a zombie.
So several day of bus sketch time were devoted to this, thus all my sketches for that time: zombie flash.
Well, zombie Flash and some leg muscle studies.
My sketches went back and forth between stiff, and inaccurate. I could have kept going forever, but I final decided one day that I would either draw the final or have to choose an older one to take to completion, but as it turns out the second runner up was the first sketch i did in marker at my computer desk.
Below is the progression:
first one was a quick marker sketch at my computer, I liked the second one, but it didn’t make sense, and his legs were weird,…third one cover legs, but that felt cheap so I studied a bit instead.
Leg muscles out of anatomy book, followed, by a basic Flash, no zombie stuff…ok back to business!
I was quite happy with the upper body on this one, but again the pose was a bit awkward and looked like he was sliding to a stop or something, also the left leg was weird, I re-sketched the pose to look more intentional, but then abandoned it.
More leg studies, a decent Flash, not really zombie enough, kind of flat, foreshortening helps, but is also questionable.
Same idea, lower viewpoint…then trying to be more dynamic, he came out bulky, …though I did think there was some charm to it.
And the final!!! I am generally happy with it,…I still want to fix/change things, but I’ve gotten the feeling that everytime I finish a Piece it is not so much the best it can be, or even the ultimate best I can do, so much as the best I can reasonably do right now.
Meaning If I devoted a million hours to it i will get better, or if I wait a few months my skills will improve more, but I can’t realistically do either of those things, as it is I spend to much time in pre-production.
So, I do a bunch pick the best of the litter and try to let go.