Saturday, June 2, 2012
Aliens for IMC. First round of character studies.
In about a week I'll land in Amherst Campus for the Illustration Masters Class.
Out of the list of assignments given us by Irene Gallo, I selected "Our Human" by Adam-Troy Castro (Copyright 2012 Adam-Troy Castro).
Here is my first round of character studies for the various alien races from "Our Human" (images produced by arrangement with the author.)
(click on the images for a larger view)
Character 1: the leader, a militant, armored, quadripedal alien.
Character 2: the translator, a secretive, reptilian, bipedal alien.
And also: a village full of primitive, mystic, three-gendered aliens:
This is me just working out the feel of the various characters. (Any and all feedback is welcome: I found attempting to draw aliens to be unexpectedly difficult.)
Next, I will be doing thumbnails to panel out a scene from the story into a two page comic. I have several scenes in mind, so I'll have to play around a bit to find that one which I'll nail to the wall on that first day in Amherst for the initial critique.
So there you go. #Amdrawing.