Hi All! This afternoon’s post won’t be “The Black Flame” related so apologies for that. I did, however, promise that if you followed me on my Tumblr account that I would share with you particular illustration tips and tricks not seen on my Deviant Art. So in keeping with that promise I present the Target Greeter.
Sometimes you just doodle and doodle and then you realize you have something. For me this was an odd week for Lunchtime draw. I didn’t know what I was going to draw and I ended up with this. Yesterday I colored her shirt and I couldn’t shake the feeling that she was a greeter at a Target, so oddly enough, I’ve drawn a greeter from Target. Not the usual subject of my art but I’m not one to complain.
There are multiple pictures here and you can see the limited progress I make each day during lunch. I have to restrict these drawings to a short amount of time because I am at work (at least my day job) and it would be wildly unprofessional to work on this outside of lunch.
The last photo is really the one I wanted to share with you all today. It shows a scale that I picked up from Mark Crilley (http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley) who is a much better anime illustrator and teacher than I. Mark says that your anime girls should be about 7 heads height tall. You can see where I laid out my photoshop guidelines to match. I don’t know if Mark supports this or not, but I feel that if you vary your sections slightly (so each section of 7 isn’t exactly the same size) you can get good variation between your characters.
Well this was a big post, so thanks for sticking with it and have a great weekend everyone!