It’s been a while since I’ve done Illustration Friday and I wanted to participate this week. The topic is Drifting, and I came up with a number of things I wasn’t too enthusiastic about drawing and a few things I though I’d like drawing, but really didn’t have time for right now. I finally settled on a view of a tree from below, with leaves drifting to the ground, but then I thought, laying under a tree is MY favorite place for mental drifting, so I did a quick drawing of just that. Click on the images for a larger version.
While I’m posting drawings I figured maybe I should post some of the old (OLD) sketches I’ve been meaning to put up for a while. One of my blog friends, Mall, has been posting some of her recent work which had a character in it that reminded me of some of my preliminary sketches of my novel characters, even though Mall’s work is finished and, you know, beautiful.
I did these drawings back in college, maybe 2003, when I was first trying to imagine the story. They are no longer particularly relivant to the novel. To be perfectly honest I chose my character’s fantasy features based entirely on things I’d like to have: wings, horns, fangs, tail. I ended up getting rid of the tail because it just didn’t fit, and also, a cat or monkey tail would have been a little bit too Dragon Ball Z if you know what I mean. Expression studies.