Friday 11 July 2014

Kong's Regret

I feel like I'm reinventing the wheel each time I do a drawing using the Cintiq because I don't feel entirely comfortable with it (it's very smooth, so the stylus slips very quickly on the surface) and so each time I need to think and plan and consider how I'm going to "ink" the rough - what style, what sort of line to use, what colour palatte - you can see I'm still working on that part... at least it's not just black and white, it's... it's blue and white!  Having said that, I'm rather pleased with this installment's results.  The lines and line quality is very similar to my natural drawing on paper style which to my mind and eye is a great step forward.

One major challenge in this one was to suggest a lot more destruction (and more city) than we actually see.  I realized early on that I only really needed to clearly draw the area under Kong's right elbow and the foreground and the rest could be suggested. 

I like how really regretful he looks (poor monkey) and the metaphor for destruction (messed up relationships, insensitive comments, thoughtless actions) is an interesting one, and of course, very subtle!

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