Thursday, June 26, 2008

Start Drawing

After more than a week of almost no drawing, trying to figure out how to draw again. So... warmups.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The 44,000

After much round-about writing and rewriting, I have about forty-four thousand words which seem to hang together. However, I'm still not sure exactly what's going to happen next. I can only hope this doesn't end up being another one of those sticking points.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I believe this might trigger something...

Mr. K, Again

Another drawing, another miss. Closer, maybe.

What's worse is, the "real" drawing needs to me much less dramatic reportage, but I can't seem to escape that angle.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Name That Historical Figure

While working on possible compositions, things went in a direction that was totally uncalled for.

Edit: Yes, it's a terrible likeness. I know.

Friday, June 06, 2008

You're Used to This, Right?

The endless stream of tiny updates. You're used to it by now, aren't you?

The larger image (on click through) is the final display size (probably). There is a still larger version here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

OK, Better

Better, yes. I think it is. It does seem pretty close to what I want. Some things need tweaking, but I think I may be able to do it. But it's blurry, especially the smaller version. It's not as crisp as I want, and it doesn't have enough texture to it. Am I going to be able to bring that in? Should I ramp up the resolution and try to put in more detail, or actually pull the resolution closer to the final image size? Will I be able to settle on a final image size, for that matter? Stay tuned! Or not.


Start again.

Well, not completely over, but redoing last night's attempt from scratch. Hmm. I'm going to sleep on this one.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

To Be Expected

Working without good references leads to a lot of screwing around and trial-and-error. So, nothing particularly satisfying about tonight's work, except that I think I can see most of the big problems, so maybe tomorrow will be better. Or I may just throw out that and go back to yesterday's version for a clean start.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Color blocking the background.

Also, 400 posts.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Ductwork

I continue doing stuff without references. Only the wolf here had much relevant reference, and that mostly for the face (but still the angles were different). Dumb dumb dumb dum dum.

When I started the story this comes from I actually had no idea it would involve wolves. As I recall, the idea to use them and the visual I'm trying to capture here came roughly together.