Well, it's Sunday, that means sketches, you know it, I know it, let's get on with it.
I thought I'd go back to some of my character designs today, but first, here's what happened after we had a class on caricature at my course. Can you guess which celebrity I chose?
Speaking of flukes, this one started out as simply an experiment in drawing exaggerated glasses and ended with a character just begging for a backstory!
Finally, for the one I did today, I'm still kind of in a gothic mood, but I'm also a fan of the "cheerful goth" style, so I thought I'd try a character like that.
Movie of the day: Jungle Emperor Leo. My stars, an anime?! Who'd a thunk I'd talk about an anime on this blog? In all seriousness, from what I could research this is an adaptation of the last third of Osamu Tezuka's Manga, known in the west as Kimba, The White Lion. For those who grew up watching the cartoon, this is the canon conclusion to it (with a few changes from the manga you can look up). It is DEPRESSING. It's heroic, it ends on a positive note, there is elements of Tezuka wackiness and the animation is dumbfoundingly, breathtakingly beautiful at points, but be warned, the tone is uneven and the ending is still very heavy. I'd still recommend it, though.
Song of the day: He Lives In You by Lebo M. I wasn't really impressed by Lion King 2, but this song was amazing. Wonderful notes, fits the tone perfectly, sung by the same guy who did the opening chant in the first movie... It's a great motivational song all around. Listen to it as a pick-me-up after watching Leo, you'll need it.