Friday, February 03, 2006

scribble

This top image is an update on the ones below. In the older version, the menacing figure in the doorway seemed a bit cliche. I mentioned to Smook that it might look better if the figure in the doorway was something less predictable for instance, like a small alien child. This new version is actually a mash-up of a photoshop illustration I did of a child figure that was not working in it's original context. I like this new version better. It's interesting to see how the feeling in the woman's face seems to change, depending on what she's reacting to in the doorway.

Hop over to Elliot, who has posted some photos on a related theme.


This is the original pencil sketch:

Here's a version of the original with some mayang textures added:

Posted by Arna.

18 comments:

Smook said...

Nice Arna. Coincidentally, I sketched a similar doodle tonight as well.

the doodlers said...

Golly, Mike! Here I thought I was blowing off some steam after a day of drawing storyboards and it turns out I was chanelling you! Will you show us you're doodle?

Carlos V. said...

Absolutley love the blog. Great stuff!!! Check you guys often from now on.

Elliot said...

Silhouettes and doorways - among my favourite images to draw.

Matt J said...

Strong tension & atmosphere in the top one. Interesting experiment with the light 'texture' in the second version

paublo said...

ooooh i like...i like alot...more doodles, doodlers!

Jason C said...

nice atmosphere in that composition.. I like..

Alina Chau said...

Woooooo love these ... great texture and lighting effect!!

the doodlers said...

Carlos, Elliot, Matt, Paublo, Jason, Alina, thanks all! You guys are all such amazing artists! We appreaciate your comments a great deal.

Elliot: yes the theme is a common one- ya can't go wrong with a good sihouette in a doorway.

Thomas said...

Hi guys, new stuff, great sketch! I like this face . Thanks for your comment .( and yes , It's watercolour)

FelixSputnik said...

Ooh, yes, I think the "Curtain" treatment works extremely well...

Greetinx from sunny (for a change) London.

kevin micallef said...

That's awesome...love the final version!!! Great atmosphere!!

St John Street said...

great mood and staging

Elliot said...

Hello Doodlers.
THis image of yours so reminded me of some photographs I had taken, that I spent and hour and half digging them out.
I posted them if you're at all curious.

the doodlers said...

Thomas, Felix, Kevin, St John, Elliot! Thanks very much, folks. I'm still not all that happy with this one. It's kind of an unfinished experiment. I didn't follow thru entirely on the curtain-sh treatement, and the figure in the doorway seems unresolved. It WAS fun to do tho, and that's the point, I think. These illos are a departure from the day-to-day of storyboarding and help to recharge the creative juices. Cheers- A

Clio said...

What a beautiful face on this guy 'ere. Great stuff Doodlers!

the doodlers said...

Hi Clio, thanks! I started this character as female, but like that you saw him as a guy. Kind of Adrian Brody-ish..?

CarolineJarvis said...

Beautiful!