Category: The Expanse Page 2 of 3
Time: 1.25 Hours Another new piece! This time? Alex Kamal, the Roci’s intrepid pilot. Super rough sketch. Mapping out features. I predict that the mouth is going to be a pain in my ass. But the headphones and hair are going to be my favourite bits.
Time: 4.25 Hours Made a lot of headway on the face. The hat is mostly done. I am in love with the hat band. Starting blocking out background. Neck needs to attention.
Time: 2.0 Hours Worked on mouth and started on some stubble. Right nostril still needs attention.
Time: 3.25 Hours Continued work on nose. Starting to get there. Highlighting is definitely helping! Right nostril needs attention. Dimple is awesome. But, like, dimples are always awesome (#dimplefangirl). Philtrum is weird – probably too dark.
Time: 2.25 Hours Worked on eyes and nose. Nose looks ridiculous – super smushed. Needs more highlighting and shadows.
Time: 1.5 Hours Finessed hat and clothing. Roughed in some shadow. PLEASE NOTE: Shitty lighting = bad photo. [facepalm]
Time: 1.75 Hours New piece! Super rough sketch. Mapping out features. Might need a bit of tweaking – especially mouth. Hat needs to be fixed. It’s a bit lopsided. But so far, so good.
Time: 1.75 Hours Worked on hair. Needs more highlights/individual strands. But looks really muddy in the photo (not as muddy in the really-real world). Super roughed in clothing and roughed in background. Approaching the usual mid-drawing “Gawd! I hate everything about this!” phase. Gotta keep pushing through.
Time: 1.5 Hours Ear(s) are more or less done. Might need a bit more shadow/highlight . Started mapping out hair and neck. Stubble needs a bit more blending.
Time: 6.5 Hours (approximately) Paper was trashed so bleed and slippery paper wasn’t fixable. I think it was the gel pen’s fault*. So, I started over. Again. Sketched out face/features last night for about 2 hours and then re-started in earnest with my Copics for about 4.5 hours tonight.
Time: 1.5 Hours (approximately) Fleshing out eyes and pushing shadows. Markers misbehaving for some reason tonight. Super slippery and lotsa bleed. Made white pencil & gelly pen almost impossible. Can’t nail down highlights. It was weird & annoying. Will try again tomorrow. PLEASE NOTE: Photo is super dark. Not this dark in really-real life.
Time: 2.5 Hours (approximately) Adjusted some of his facial features (eye and nose) in pencil and started blocking out shadows with markers. Need to remember to pre-erase some of the pencil marks. Also, I did some marker maintenance and re-filled most of them. Used the booster needle for the first time which was awesome, but overfilled several of them. It is super easy to overfill them with this method. Need to remember that like with all things, less is more.
Time: 2.5 Hours (approximately) I was dissatisfied with the last drawing I did of Wes Chatham as Amos Burton (aka Murdersnuggles) from The Expanse. So I am drawing him again! This time I figured I would post a series of WIP images as I went along. It might give some insight into my process. Right now, we are at the Sketching in Pencil phase. This step is fundamental as it will map out the proportions and anatomy of your subject. Typically, if there are any missteps in this phase, they will carry on through to the final product.