Monday, October 10, 2005

'Lost' Illustrations




So, I know these drawings don't exactly fit in with the theme this week for Illustration Friday, but I thought that it would help me dive in to one of my next projects. I've decided my illustration portfolio needs a little beefing up, so I'm planning a series of illustrations based on the show 'Lost.' These are the first character sketches (from top: Jack, Kate, and Locke), which is something I usually do before doing the final artwork.

Are they perfect? By no means, I did them over an hour one night. But they do help me get a sense of the character's features, and how I can simplify or emphasize those features for my own rendition. I'll show more sketches and the final works as they progress, for those interested.

Also, I drew these on some old, OLD sketch paper, hence the golden-magenta tone (although I think the magenta came from the scan).

5 comments:

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Those are great (though I am ready to vote Jack off the island)--and I think they fit in perfectly with the theme.

Catnapping said...

i agree. jack needs to go!

i like your drawing of john the best.

carla said...

I've never seen the show, so I can't comment on the likenesses, etc., but I'm really interested to see your process. These are really good for a quick hour's work!

Paula said...

If this is the starting point, I expect wonders for the final portraits. These are already very good..

Mike Sgier said...

Thanks everyone. I'm a bit surprised by the responses about Jack. Hopefully, I can live up to expectations.