This was originally intended as blog designed so that Andy Norton, a postgraduate in Creative Digital Media, could discuss his influences whilst working on a comic for his Creative Portfolio Development module on that master’s degree.
Now, the blog is intended to share articles relevant to his interests, as well as his artwork (past and present), as an experience graphic designer, with a background in illustration and animation.
I started using another sketchbook today to do life drawings, and I'm quite pleased with the mark-making with the ink pen I managed to fish out for today, being an old caligraphy ink pen. I also like the composition of this life drawing of a couple, especially with that mark denoting a bus seat in front of them.
After an emotional exhaustive day, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to, or should, attempt something for Inktober. I decided to finish off another sketchbook (this one I have been using for over 4 years!) with a tonal study from a photograph. I think if I was to something tonal like this, I would've invested in some different shades of grey markers to get some depth, rather than that dramatic black for all the folds in the clothes, as well as the lighting around the neck and face of this figure. I can now start on a sketchbook, which I have been using for just exercises from a Brothers McLeod book recently, and fill that with some life drawings from time to time, as I am now got 9 more days of Inktober left.
Pretty pleased as I finally get around to finishing off the final illustrations for the final chapter of this current live project. Whilst I need to revisit those hands to give a more anatomically accurate representation of that particular gesture, I'm glad I managed to plough through these with good ease, even with characters that I haven't drawn in a while too.
Onto the final chapter of this live project, as I felt I wanted to keep the ball going until I have finished this current sketchbook. They seem pretty funny in contrast to the previous illustrations I've done, but maybe I was in a mood for something for the laughs rather than melodramatic. They turned out okay, but I might need to tweak them when I get around to finalising the colours and line art.