Firstly, the image above is my attempt at Sean Galloway’s style of art. I like it. I think I’ll assimilate it into my own.
Secondly, I’ve finally bought some webspace (!) and so I’m saying goodbye to SGS and hello to a simpler http://www.adamjhall.co.uk (the blog is up and running but I have yet to tweak it so bear with me)
The site itself is not entirely finished yet either, but I’ve gone for a super simple design, trying to keep it all about the images. Considering I’m still very much in a developmental stage with my art, I think some of the pieces I’ve added to my site aren’t necessarily representative of my current skill level, so I might have to do some jiggery-pokery, but it’s mostly there.
I hope you’ll join me.
The purpose of this piece is two-fold: 1) to develop a design for a generic character to be included in my (long-time-coming) graphic novel, and 2) to establish a style for it as a whole.
What I want from the style is something simple but with the potential for sincerity in order to lend weight to the topics I intend to address within the book. Whether or not I’ve achieved such versatility cannot be gauged from a single drawing, but I’m fairly confident I’m on the right path if nothing else.
Firstly, here’s another random. Just a little illustration for a friend, inspired by a Deadpool pic I found on my travels.
Secondly, my mind has recently been ablaze with a renewed passion for my graphic novel idea, and so I’m going to be posting sketches and roughs of characters/vehicles/pages very soon. I stopped work on it last time due to certain… creative anxieties, but I feel so compelled to create the world and tell the story that I’m confident this time I’ll overcome them. Obviously, any project of this scale is bound to create concerns; the trick is to take action in spite of them.
Or so I’m told. ¬_¬
Another page from the sketchbook.
Unfortunately I made a perspective mistake on the submarine’s rear propeller housing and ended up using liquid Tipp-Ex to remove it, knowing full well of the problems it creates with uneven surfaces. As you can see it was a fatal error, and something I strived but failed to take control of.
It’s okay though. It’s only in the sketchbook. And it was just the motivation I needed to order some Tipp-Ex Mouse Correction Tape. That’s where it’s at!