• Breathing Life into my Characters

    Last week I mentioned that I was having problems with my characters looking like flat cardboard cut outs.  

    This week I took one of the potential portfolio pieces and spent the day playing with my character. I looked up reference of shepherds and I looked for pictures of boys moving. I knew I wanted to do a series of portfolio pieces that had the little shepherd playing games in the hills, playing leap frog among his sheep, walking toward a distant tree, and playing an instrument sitting under the tree while his flock drank water.

    So I drew

    And drew

    And drew

    By the end of the day, I had lots of drawings. (if you want to see all of them, click here)

    And I had 4 new comp value sketches and I feel like the shepherd looks more unique and a lot more lively.

    Tug of war

    Leap Frog

    To the Tree

    Mid Day Concert

    If you want to be among the first ones to see these completed, follow me on Instagram. (@pamela.hanks) I'm going to do a portfolio reveal of all the work I have been completing starting the first Tuesday in March.  One image a day.   

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