Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Blog Header Sketch

It's nearing the end of the month so I figured it was about time I did a new sketch for next month's blog header. I wanted to keep in the theme of the OilCan Drive characters without simply going back to the main members of the band. So, in January I did a new character named Brick. And, this month I decided to work on another new character named Griggs.

Griggs is a character that actually came alive to me as I was working on the first few pages of the new OilCan Drive book. Originally I just needed a background character to fill some space and relay some information but, as I drew him, I saw where his character might go in the story.

The sketch here is where Griggs may end up as the story progresses. He starts out a clean cut officer in the military and, because of events in the OilCan Drive story, becomes a bitter, dangerous, and slightly obsessed man on a mission.

I love how spooky he looks in the sketch and I can't wait to ink and paint him. One things is for sure, I never got to draw characters like this when I was doing the kids books.

I also found some time to actually build the elements of the cover page in the computer that I sketched out and showed off yesterday. So now I have a template to pop the cover illustrations into so I can keep everything consistent from issue to issue.

As always, it's not there yet, but it's getting there.

Have a great day!


Jeff Lafferty said...

Looks good.

Sean Tiffany said...

Thanks, Jeff.

Dylanio21 said...

My favourite was still the robot girl.

Sean Tiffany said...

Everyone seems to love the robot girl. I may need to do another one like that sometime in the near future. Heck, that might even be a great idea for March. Thanks, Dylanio!