Monday, November 30, 2015

Twout Cover I started...

Here's a budget version of a marbling effect I tried.

Instead of wet-in-wet, "water dropped on ink: effect, instead I dipped some bristol into a cooking pan of water, face down, then pull it out, tiled it, all to create some cool swirling effects. 

It's pretty easy, if you type in 'marble paper' into google or youtube there's tons of better examples than this online.

What I like about it - is letting my brush or pen follow various 'pathways' the ink and water make, ones i wouldn't normally think of drawing myself.

Like this guy.

Sort of a different kind of Twout than i might usually might draw.

Somewhat gigeresque , but with some goofy-looking 1900 sam touches mixed in there,

like the little bowler hat.

You can see from the chin that it's still pretty rough and unfinished.

Maybe I'll go in and beef  up some more sculpting on the over all texture,

sharpen the highlights and dark other bits too.

My overall hope... is not to render it too much that the whole watercolor effect itself gets buried by the end.

I'll throw up a finished version when it's done,

or 'abandoned'..

is more likely the right word.

I doubt any of us are ever really finishes this kinda stuff, do we? 



Definitely Gigeresque. Very sinister.

cody said...

Awesome Sam. Are you doing another trout book? I know what you mean about never finishing, it seems like I either go too far and ruin it or get sick of looking at it and on to the next one.

Marc Hofrichter said...

your crap is cool. And I love it when you poke fun at your mistakes. Keep it up brother, don't quit your day job. Incidentally, the kid in Scratch #3 says there is only one shoe where two shoes are actually visible.