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
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
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.
#Marchmadness #Portfolioreveal #pamelahanks #breathinglifeintocharacters #cutesheep #shepherd sketches