Building An Idea – TNH #5

I'm not sure I can title this one as a hollow man... it has the most feminine features of my series to date. I may have to reconsider the titles, but hollow people doesn't resonate with me.... I GOT IT!!! "THE HOLLOW ONES" Hollow and ready to be filled, or hollowed out and dead? You … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #5

Building An Idea – TNH #4

I felt compelled to draw a closer up framing of these creatures, just to see how it would feel. I'm not convinced I like the feeling. It feel too much like the original series. It lacks movement and expression. However, the closer into it you dive, the more the smudges of pastel colour reveal emotion. … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #4

Building An Idea – TNH #3

As hinted at, what follows under the title "TNH" are The New Hallow Men. Going back to what I thought was a poem by TS Elliot, they are both devoid and repeat with emotion at the same time. Living outlines that evoke emotions from the viewers. In the original series, I got a vast diversity … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #3

Building An Idea – Casual Listening – msb

I'm not entirely sure how long after the first I drew this one, but something had already shifted in my head and I liked it. I needed to enjoy it and let it grow a while. It did! For the following g two weeks I dreamt of these images and daydreamed about them too. The … Continue reading Building An Idea – Casual Listening – msb

Building An Idea – Waiting to Start – msb

A few weeks ago, I got in to my head that I needed to draw on the reclaimed music books I got at the thrift store. The sheets were of nice quality paper, a little yellowed, but still nice. The antique quality and the complex arrangements of the notes intrigued me. I just wasn't sure … Continue reading Building An Idea – Waiting to Start – msb

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Again, we find some Steampunk influences in this one and I feel I'm getting closer to what I want to play with. There's a bit of Tim Burton's Mayor (Nightmare Before Christmas) character and I wonder if this guy is some sort of combination of Tin Man and Scarecrow. The moustache does lend a voice … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Ok, so every character from this illustrator's versions of this book seem to suffering from an excess of gravity. It is deeply amusing. Moreover, the possibility that this non-traditional Tin Man also suffers from the gluttony usually attributed to the lion is very funny to me. I beefed up the affect (pun intended) by further … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Now we find ourselves diving into the Steampunk stylings I'm so fascinated by. I also realize this Tin Man has a little of the feel I get from the Samurai Jack robots: It must be the cowboy boots! Hmmm... my mind is wandering and went to wondering what inspired the Droid K-2SO in Rogue One … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

These are the only two characters from the stack of photocopied images the teacher gave us that really tickled my fancy. There was another one of the Scarecrow that looked a little like a rag doll, but another student grabbed it. There was also one of an old crone sewing the scarecrow together that I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

The original prompt from my drawing teacher (as I understood it) was that we were to take some old illustration from a Wizard of Oz book and distort them: ie: draw a measurable grid over the photocopied image, then draw various grids with distorted dimensions and then use those new distortions as guidelines for distorting … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project