So I posted some pencils, which I usually don't do because -- for my process -- pencils are just a halfway point to the finished design. Granted, the pencils are the foundation of a good overall piece, but they're only a part of the whole. I also don't post pencils because I rarely finish the drawing itself. I do so much work digitally that just getting down some gestures or sketching a loose idea of part of the figure is enough for me to finish it out in MangaStudio, usually in direct inks, too.
But I got stuck in Wilmington, North Carolina, over the weekend without my Cintiq or scanner or other gadgets so I occupied a lot of my time catching up on some old character designs and working out some new ones. And then I figured I'd see if folks like seeing me take these pieces through their stages to the final, completed piece. So as I knock these out in my spare time I'll let y'all see the inks -- my process in MangaStudio is a little wacky and multi-colored -- then color roughs, then finished colors and then, hopefully, full renders. If folks dig it -- and apparently some do because the stuff I just posted already got some faves -- then I'll keep the process rolling in the future.
And if you think it's a bad idea or it's a waste of your time or you just plain hate my stuff then let me know that, too. I've been around the block a few times and I've got a healthy thickening of my skin so I can take just about anything anyone can dish out. I really do like hearing the bad criticism along with the good -- especially when it's well presented -- because it means someone analyzed what they were looking at long enough to provide an intelligent response with some kind of supporting argument. Anyone who can do that at least deserves to be heard with the same consideration. And if someone's a full on dick I'll just ignore them.
So lemme know what y'all think!
* Wilmington is a nice town, nothing against it, just didn't plan on being there an extra four days, still had great adventures and then drove a party bus all the way back from NC to Denver, Colorado, and then found out my license is currently suspended because of an old ticket and the rest is a really long story but we packed that bus with college girls at one point which was totally awesome.