Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Creative Space

My sketchbooks are filled with all sorts of things: doodles, collages, lists, ink drawings... One specific thing I use them for time and again is to sketch out ideas for other projects I'm working on. Lately, I've been sketching specifically for the story I'm writing (the one set in the Republic of Krez, which I mapped out for the Map Project). This process is important for me so that I can better visualize my characters and what they're wearing.
First, I started with a simple pencil sketch of a boy and girl in everyday clothing.
I wanted to elaborate on my main character, Thea, so I sketched her again, in a position I wanted to explore further. She's a bit of a tomboy and a fierce hunter, so an action shot in the woods was perfect.
After a quick sketch, I switched the angle (but kept the same position) and started over:
I finished the sketch by inking in the outline (I didn't erase the pencil because I like to see where I started). Her boots / feet were the hardest part for me. She turned out looking slightly Asian and a bit lop-sided, but I'm pretty happy with her overall.
What do you think?

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