Friday, October 3, 2008
Odd and the Frost Giants
Wow, thank you all for so much feedback. One person asked me how I developed my color sense and that's a funny question to me because color is hard for me and I feel right in the middle of developing it still. A few years back I realized that my color work was very weak because I'd spent all my time drawing and not thinking of color and light so since then I've made it a point to grow. It's as simple and as complicated as that. It's simple in that you just have to want it because if you do you'll start studying art that succeeds where you fail and trying it out yourself, driven forward by your desire to succeed as well. It's complicated in that there is no formula that I know of. I just bumble forward in the dark, grasping firmly to the rocks I feel and discarding the loose handholds, if that analogy makes sense. It feels odd to get complimented on an area I feel so inadequate in. You should look at a friend of mine instead, she has an amazing color sense (shelly wan). Look at legends like Paul Lasaine, study what they do.
Another person asked me how I draw in photoshop and I'm afraid I don't have an answer for that besides, "I just do." Maybe it's that the wacom feels natural to me. I've never had a problem with the disconnect between drawing on the tablet and looking at the monitor but I know a lot of people do. I don't know. Sorry.
Here are some sketches that Harper Collins asked me to do. Fingers crossed :)