Saturday, February 23, 2013

In The Dark

Along with my weekly OilCan Drive story page and the newest trading card art (this week I tackled Ryan...more on that in a later blog) I also did some silhouette pieces of the entire band.

I'm not really sure what I'll use these for but I was inspired to do them when Monika and I went and saw a flamenco show last week on Valentine's Day night. Between songs the lights were dimmed and performers were backlit by a very low colored light. So, when you looked at the stage, all you saw was the colored light and a silhouette of the performers. I really liked the look and wanted to apply it to my band.

The other good thing about doing these kind of pieces is that it was a good exercise to see how different each character is and how you can definitely tell who is who based solely on their silhouette. I think when you can do that you're on your way towards designing some pretty good characters.

I'll show off the rest of the pieces tomorrow and show you how I made them a little more stylized than this group piece. I think they came out pretty cool and I'm looking forward to showing them off.

And, after that, we'll talk a bit more about the Ryan Burke trading card art.

But, for now, have a great day!