Hi all! I'm a newbie here - first post and all that. I look forward to getting crits and advice and hopefully giving some out along the way.
I'm in my mid-thirties, and I'm a user interface designer for the National Institutes of Health. I live in Maryland and generally have a half-hour to hour to draw each day. Usually during lunch and the occasional boring meeting. (Kind of like boring classes, but not.)
I'm working on a comic based on the Arabian Nights story "The Sleeper Awakened." When I get it into production, I'll post it at ComicGenesis.com. (I have a very rough comic at http://scottmcd.comicgenesis.com.) I was concentrating on story and pacing more than art on that one, but I'd welcome any comments.
To start with, I'll post a couple of character designs I'm working on for the story. Harun al-Rashid is the Caliph in this story (kind of like a cross between the pope and a king). I liked the look of Alexander Siddig in "Kingdom of Heaven." Here's the reference photo and several attempts to pencil and ink it:
This was done during a lunch. I rushed the pencils and the inking, trying to do too many textures.
Not happy with that version, I redid the pencils and spent more time on them. Then I scanned the drawing in so I could ink copies of it rather than the original.
Then came the next two versions:
Finally, a profile not done from a reference:
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