Sunday, August 1, 2010

Experimental Sketch

So apparently you guys like evil, because the vote was extremely in favor of Graham O'Connell, Fiona's oldest brother. As their crime lord father's favorite flying lap dog, Graham does whatever his dad orders, including hunting down Fiona and her mom when they try to escape. Suffice it to say, Graham is not Fiona's favorite person.

This is kind of an experimental sketch. Did I mention I've been putting myself through an art refresher course, so to speak? Well, I am. I'm trying to push myself to do things I don't think I'm very good at. Foreshortening would be one of those things.

Since Graham flies, I wanted to try some drastic foreshortening on the figure, as if we were looking down on him. You know, to give the feeling of height or whatever. I think it worked out better than I was hoping for, but it's certainly not perfect. I may do another, simpler, picture of Graham in color. I do like him, even if he's evil.


  1. This is very cool! I think you captured his nonchalant weightlessness rather nicely.

    Well done.


  2. Awesome possum!!

    Dood, if I ever attempted to draw what you just drew, it would look like poo on a stick.

  3. Dude, that is GOOD! I actually thought it was a drawing of a giant before I read the description, because he looks so HUGE in proportion to the ground/his legs.

    That was supposed to be a compliment.

    Suffice to say -- you had me foreshortened!

  4. i can honestly say i've never heard the word foreshortened before today. but after looking at this picture, i know the definition.

    and yes, as storyqueen said, you accurately captured his cavalier weightlessness.

  5. that looks really cool! you should color it in, and add some wind! you know, whippy hair?

  6. Great picture. I'm blonde (my excuse for stupidity) and thought he was a giant :D

    Even though I voted for Graham last time I forgot about the flying! D'oh!

  7. Hehe, he does look like a giant! That's funny. Maybe I'll erase the background and add clouds to see what that looks like.

    At least the foreshortening worked...

  8. so cool natalie! and omg, perspective and manipulating it is so hard!! i loved all the other boy drawings you put up over the weekend too!

  9. Nice drawing! I had a nice chat with your little sister yesterday at the YA Ward. She is delightful to talk too. One thing is for sure, she is a big fan of yours! Keep up the great work on the blog.

    Kiersten's Dad

  10. I love the drawings, they make me want to read the book!