in the books
!" That isn't the case for Once. If I can't make my people look at least a little like the actors, nobody's going to know who they are.
So I've been sketching from IMDB photos and chloris
's truly magnificent episode picspam, trying to get a feel for the faces I'm going to be distilling into my style as time goes on.
I'm not fully satisfied with any of these, but I can tell I'm getting a little more familiar with them.Title:
Test sketch #1 - BelleArtist: twilightsorceryCharacters:
My first try turned out way too generic. She looks pretty, but not in a very Belle-ish way. I like the hair, though!( Worksafe art below the cut )Title:
Test sketch #2 - BelleArtist: twilightsorceryCharacters:
The second try looks like Belle, hurray! The lines aren't strong enough to be a good template for my lineart, but it's a start.( Worksafe art below the cut )Title:
Test sketch #3 - LaceyArtist: twilightsorceryCharacters:
Now for the tricky part -- same face, different character. I think the easiest way to distinguish Lacey from Belle is going to be her hair. This was was a *huge* pain in the butt to get right. I must have erased her mouth ten times and her right eye twenty.( Worksafe art below the cut )Title:
Test sketch #4 - GoldArtist: twilightsorceryCharacters:
And then, every so often, it just comes out beautifully without me even trying. It's probably because Robert Carlyle has the best nose of all time.( Worksafe art below the cut )Title:
Test sketch #5 - RumpleArtist: twilightsorceryCharacters:
So of course, my art mojo decided that was enough, and it was going to take a break. After that breathlessly easy one, I got this, which I still hate (it's the teeth; blargh). Clearly I'm going to need some practice to get Rumple looking like himself.( Worksafe art below the cut )
Back to the drawing board (sketchbook, whatever!) with me! Sooner or later I'll nail down how I want them to look, then I'll get to repeat the process with Regina. I've got a nice finished piece all planned out in my head for her, but I've got a little breathing room because I want to do my Can't Take The Sky
illustrations first.Originally posted at dreamwidth.
Guys, it's SUPER WEIRD being in a fandom where the primary medium is visual. I've never been great at finding a person's likeness in my art, but at least it was easy enough in HP to just say "hey, that's what I think Snape looks like