i’ve been playing with sugar skulls since seeing @furrealitycon ‘s theme of Viva. A lot of them came out super creepy and I couldn’t figure out why. Then my husband bought me the art of the book of life and I figured out why.
Other than the fact that ones in full color can you figure out why? …
It’s eyes. The secret is there has to be something representing eyes. A glow or real full eyes doesn’t matter but there has to be eyes.
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step 1 – figure out what character and motion you want
Sometimes the pose picks the character. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Forcing a character to do something outside it’s nature will make the piece seem wrong at times.
Step 2 – draw the bones.
No I don’t mean actually draw the bones. I mean put a few circles on the page. Get a feel for if.
Step 3 – flesh it out
Start adding in details. Physical features are important as the clothing.
Step 4 – clothing, jewelry, etc
Add in the details. Make it pretty and don’t forget the small stuff. A tiny nose stud takes church girl to young rebel.
See tomorrow for more bunnies on ice.
As with yesterday, I am still playing with how to draw and paint animation. I think this one more accurately assimilates my tech and the books tech. I hope u agree. I think I may present you with steps next time.
Still using a mechanical pencil with soft pencil lead. Just a heads up, the soft lead messes with mechanical pencil mechanisms but still worth it.