As I noted in one of my previous blog entries, I’m currently working on a T-shirt design for Dauthuz. It’s shaping up nicely, if I say so myself. And, so far, the feedback on social media has been very positive, even more so than usual. So heh… I might’ve just finally found the right niche for myself. No, to be honest, I don’t think there’s a future in Death Metal T-shirt design because the return simply isn’t there. Most of the time you only get paid in “exposure,” if even that. But it’s fun, for a change, to toy around with new, more gritty ideas and (at least to me) unfamiliar styles of drawing and rendering, so that’s just fine with me. But don’t go expecting I’ll be doing freebies and cheapies for all you bands out there!
First of all: Happy New Year! It’s only the fourth of January — it’s within the cut-off time right? Right?!
Then, here’s this week’s homework assignment for that character design course I’m taking. The assignment was: Draw two characters that are opposites, each having a congruent pose, et cetera, with their own “visual language.”
I already had some sketches toward two opposite dinosaur-like characters. With the assignment in mind I started fleshing them out, making little changes on the way, and this is how it turned out. On the left you can see the pretend-video game protagonist, one little brave and timid soul, on the right an enemy guard, stout build, strong, sluggish.
Perhaps I could’ve, should’ve, done better on the poses… But hey, I’m still learning.