The Original Shack Man
This week’s sketch was from a few years ago. It was supposed to be of the original occupant of the shack in the Mill Gorge. As you can see, by the time I finally got around to drawing his advent strip, he was a completely different person. :`D
Accompanying Text from November 1st, 2010:
“Angus will be showing up during the present arc of Aedre’s Firefly. It was a joy to flesh him out from vague words on a page (“here she meets a squatter”) to a full personality. I think having these sketches done beforehand in the storylines will make the stories themselves much richer as they evolve.”
Well, someone else showed up to claim the shack, but I’ll just keep Fergie around while I figure out what to do with him.
Have you created characters that you haven’t yet used in a story? Or that you have used differently than you originally planned?
Looking over these images from 2010, it’s clear tome just how much I’ve learned about working digitally. Through a combination of experimentation, tutorials, and studying the manuals. I’ve found ways to much improve the digital work, as well as reduce the amount of time it takes to create a digital piece.
Next week I’ll show you another character originally created for Aedre’s Firefly that hasn’t yet been introduced into the story. And a look at a very quick way to liven up the colour in old or dowdy images.
I’m finally beginning to relax and enjoy my break from Aedre’s Firefly creation. I’m expecting that when we get back from our vacation in NC in July, I’ll be ready to tackle the story again.
Thanks so much for supporting me in my decision to take this break and not feel (too) guilty about it. ♥ You are awesome!
Thanks for reading!