this one was one of the harder drawings ive drawn at the time...or more that it gave me a tougher time than most of my covers do...i get asked all the time how do i draw women so well.. and i tell em its no big secret or magic science..PRACTICE!! and as often as i draw women its a pretty smooth ride most of the time. but THIS one!!?? this one was tough cause of the angle...but mostly her size. this was the biggest figure ive drawn (at the time) and big figures are hard because of ur perspective on an 11x17 sheet and is hard to look over all at once and most often u are focusing on one spot rather than the whole thing.
her jubblies were too high on her chest...and if u compare the two...u can see i had to lower them a lot. and her rib cage was too small and her hand was too small too..i had to move her shoulder out more..lower her forearm as well... and i pride myself in taking the time and stressing on the layout making sure it is as \"best\" as i can make it with the time that i have. before i move onto the actual board and the finished product...i often like to eat in the middle of a drawing so that i make sure to step away and get a \"third\" eye on a piece after stepping back from it for awhile...a lot of times u come back to the drawing and see something way off u couldnt see b4....and BAM!! it worked...when i came back i noticed something was making her head look too big.
i HATE \"working\" out prob\'s on the actual board...thats what the sketchbook and prelim stage is for...plus it really stumps ur mojo and rhythm
one thing i hate...is that in my sketchbook i am able to shade and add softer rendering and tone that i can not do on a printed piece...the colorist adds the tone and rendering. so the faces never look as soft as they do in the layout stage...bleh!
i fucked myself when i decided to draw her on a newspaper vending machine..cause they are always located on side walks facing \"INWARD\" and guess whats on the other side of the machines? yup...buildings...SHIT!! the whole point of the cvr is that she stole money as u can see and is kicking it eating her lolly and the cops open fire...so THEN i had to draw the armored car..THEN the damn buildings!!! as u can see in the layout i did not thinking it all the way through.. time wise...but over all im very pleased with the end game.
GO ASS!! and enjoy the behind the scenes