I realized I posted this on my tumblr and not my blog! Here we go:
So. The first image here is a terrible/unfinished
illustration of Edward Scissorhands. It’s terrible because I had become
extremely lazy in my composition and dynamic layouts. There’s no real
great way for the eye to travel around the image. Hell, it sort of
skirts off to one side and then you get confused and just try going
around the image again. If you ever need a refresher on making better compositions, I highly recommend delving into Andrew Loomis’s Creative Illustration book. Huge thank you to Kali Ciesemier for pointing this out on her blog.
He has something called Informal Subdivision.
This consists of drawing diagonal and straight lines across a paper in
your own way to try and make a space division unequal and more
interesting. I created one of my own to test this out.
then sketched something out on top of it, using the lines as
a guide to help place everything in the space.
And lastly, a (hopefully)
better illustration is the result. Huzzah!
Edward Scissorhands version 2.0 will be mailed off to Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery for their Favorite Film Couples/Valentine’s Day show which debuts February 15th.