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!

4 comments:

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!