Saturday 23 October 2010

Late Night updates.


These are a couple of posters I did for Halloween at the stannery. It didn't go well, after working up a couple of tries and getting not lot of response, I worked this to finished in 2 days. But it wasn't quite the comic book feel they'd wanted, the sexy, violent harsh colours of a night out and as there wasn't enough time, will or money left to start over, in the end they went with someone else.

Ah well, I'm learning.

The first version.. trying to fit to the more realistic american comic book style. I think you can see why I started over ;D

Update: On going to find the replacement poster for this post, I've discovered the replacement poster has been replaced. I heard there were complaints of the young lady on the last poster being underdressed, even for the occasion.

This is the replacement replacement:

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Noble Failures.

Sometimes a piece doesn't quite work, isn't quite right, Isn't quite finished. And it sits on the harddrive, gathering spacedust in a forgotten corner of the backup drive until the day of the final SYS ERROR.

Having one of my first commission heartily rejected today (to be dealt with at length in some future masterpiece of ranty prose), I thought I'd honor the unmentionables. Here are a few of those unfinished, unloved could-have beens.

Two roads:
A piece I still quite like, but I started painting before I'd really got to grips with colour schemes and I was far to confused to finish it.

It started as an idle paintchat challenge I was determined to finish. The gloomyness just got to me in the end ;D

Its not so much the picture that fell by the wayside here as the project, I was intended to be a fangirl calendar. This is Mr. January, Edward Cullen.

A very odd concept which was intended to be a comic, but was in reality just a series of scenes and a rather nice sketch.. which was never properly painted:

And this their final bow ;D Many more to come!