Today's "Colour Me July!" piece is of a little tiger!
When I'm trying to develop a character, i'll draw them a few times, refining as I go.
The line drawing on the left is the first version, and the one on the right is my second. I'll usually keep drawing until I connect with the character - there's that particular moment of "ah, I see ye now!" When it's no longer me conscientiously adding to them, but my hand getting into a rhythm of drawing, where I'm comfortable - it's as if they've been there in my subconscious, just waiting to emerge on to the page or screen.
It's actually hard putting it into words - it's more a feeling that it's going right.
Over the next couple of days i'll put up examples of the process. I hope you'll find it interesting, as I know that when I watch other peoples process to bring characters to life, I truly find it fascinating!
Hope you're having a creative day!
See you tomorra!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.