Monday, June 17, 2013

The Sea Witch - before and after

Part of my thesis is a series of illustrations for The Little Mermaid. One of the first scenes I drew was this one of the sea witch preparing a potion for the little mermaid. Here's the old version, drawn last fall:

While there are parts of this drawing that I really like (namely the pile of bones), generally it's very flat and stage-like, which is a bad habit I'm trying to get away from. In my new drawing, I tried a more dynamic perspective, stronger lighting, and some foreground elements. The values are darker too, although some of that (ok, a lot of it) is thanks to a little Photoshop. As usual, I took my own reference photos:

Pretty frightening, right?

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate the way you handle pencil work. I spend so much time looking at digital stuff it's nice to see. Also, I think it's great you embrace the story book feel so much and I just find it fun to look at your work. Thanks for sharing.


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