I always love to see these from you, Alex; excellently drawn and very helpful to study, and this is one is no exception!
I like this character's design, especially his psychotic expression and his generally scraggly looking appearance. He's got a great colour scheme as well, red and black go very well together.
The turnaround is very solid and consistent, the thing that I'm attracted to the most, though, is the wonderful expression you've given him there; that twitching eye is priceless!
The poses are very strong and expressive also, I love the way that you've made his hands as much a part of the expression as his face. The way you draw eyes is fantastic though, perfectly conveying the emotion required.
I notice that your model sheets have a pinkish tint to them, which I really like! It seems much more effective than a plain white background. If you don't mind me asking, how is it done? Is it a certain type of paper that you use?
Well thank you. This was a fun character to work with, and I definitely enjoyed inserting the crazy looks wherever I could. The pinkish hue doesn't actually come from the paper I'm using. All of there are drawn on separate sheets of animation and then scanned into photoshop where I place them all onto one sheet. The pinkish hue comes from a texture overlay that I created.
What I did to make this was soak several pieces of paper in tea and then hung them out to try. This created a gritty, colored, textured paper which I then scanned into photoshop and overlaid at a low opacity over the model sheet. This gives it a bit of colour and texture. I then apply a linear dodge gradient to have the color become more pronounced the farther away it gets from the colored character.
I hope that helps. By the way, did you ever finish those drawings of your character you said you were going to send me, because I would like to see how they turned out.
Ahh, thank you for explaining that! It's certainly a very effective way of making your model sheets look attractive without going over the top!
Unfortunately, I never did manage to finish those sketches to send to you, I sorely underestimated the amount of work I would get this year! I will try to get them finished sometime in the near future; I really would love for you to see them.