Sorry for the lag in posting--My laptop went FUBAR and my digital camera seems to have disappeared, making updating difficult. The laptop will be picked up tomorrow, but the digicam is still gone...so you may be dealing with some Mac Photobooth pictures in the near future.
But for now--I'm taking the photographic images of my work and turning them back into illustrations. It allows me to put them in a context without actually building anything (which I am rapidly concluding I'm not very good at.) It also makes sense that since the work starts as drawings, it should really come back to them eventually. Sadly, my illustration skills have suffered as a result of focusing on fibers, but I'm giving it my best shot.
The original photo.
Sketching out the character.
Sketching out the background. It was helpful to have the perspective in the photograph to work off of--that's my weakest point, I think.
Putting it together, drawing out the lineart. Done on translucent marker layout paper with a plain ol' micron.
I did flat computer colors this time because I'm on a short deadline, I'd like to do one in watercolor soon.