Sunday, August 14

Magic Fortnight: Beginning Thor

The first sketch is in my standard sketchbook size, and it seemed like an easy exercise in camera angles. But he now looks very squat. The foreshortening doesn't quite work. My thunder god is a Tolkein dwarf. Also, that head is a tad simian.

I made a new sketch with the same pose on the larger sketchbook, and I decided to do all the simple linework before doing any shading. Then I can add that incrementally and hopefully avoid the heavy-handed finishing that makes my work seem stiff and drab.

The feet look farther away, boosting that illusion of depth. And presumably he's now very, very tall.

Oh, and, hey, a background!

I'll post the finished work when it's, well, finished.

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