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Ok, I though I would just quickly post some various drawings I have done in the past year. No explanations, just here they are:
This was a very fun project I did earlier in the year for an anatomy class. I chose to illustrate the mostly obscure and unknown short story The Little Girl Sold with the Pears. To give you a short summary of the story:
A man had to pay the king four baskets of pears as rent, but one year, his trees yielded only three and a half, so he put his youngest daughter in the fourth basket to fill it up. The royal servants found her by the pears she ate, and she went to work as a servant. As she grew up, she and the prince fell in love. The maidservants grew envious.
The twist to our artist interpretation was to bring the story into a modern setting. So, instead of a King, we have a mafia character. Instead of barking dogs, we have thugs, ect.
This was a quick assignment I did late last year. The purpose was to create a fantasy-like building with accurate perspective and construction. The first is the line drawing and the second is coloured with markers. This was one of my first marker studies, so it was interesting!
This is Missouri Smith, David’s character. You can read the character description here and make sure to check out David’s and Sho’s version of this character. I went for more of a flamboyant style with the character. I read him as a young, headstrong adventurer. Anyway, this is an intriguing character and was really fun to draw.
This is a character named Trigg. He was created through a project by way of designing a character from a written description. Two friends of mine participated, and we each wrote a description and drew a character for each. Trigg was my character description.
This was an interesting experiment, because it not only allowed us to design a character based on someone else’s imagination, but gave us the opportunity to compare our character designs. How does mine compare with Sho’s and David’s?
This was the character description:
In the very distant future, children are trained at a very young age to become soldiers. Because of the vast time it takes to travel in space, warfare must be organized and prepared decades before the first shot is ever fired. A healthy trained soldier on Earth will be an old and fragile man when they arrive at their enemies home-world. The distance between boarders in this particular intergalactic war takes 30 years to travel, and these select children have been chosen to be trained for a war they began half a generation ago. Their super high-tech ship is quickly traveling through space…
Trigg is a man aboard this ship. However, he is not a child and probably won’t live to see the destination reached. He’s a 70 year old man; a janitor or caretaker in this vessel. He is lonely and isolated from most of his fellow travelers. The crew avoids him and the children ignore him. As far as they are concerned, he is just an old man who sweeps the floors and cleans the walls.
If they would only speak to him they would realize he has more experience about war than they expect. Attached to his uniform is a metal of honor. It was given to him after the last war and now he is a veteran. 60 years ago, he was a child and was trained on a similar space ship. He fought in battle and survived. However, as war in this future is such a burden, even victory felt like defeat. His left arm was lost in battle, and the military had it replaced. He was pinned with the medal on his return to Earth; and left to live a normal life. For the next 30 years the planed tried to recover from the war. Public opinion was very bleak, and being affiliated with the war left Trigg publicly harassed and socially neglected. He was a war hero never properly realized.
Trigg joined the crew of this ship to take part in the only think he ever felt a part in. In a way, he would rather have died in the war much like his friends; the children he grew up and trained with. In his storage room, where he spends most of his time alone, he hangs war memorabilia reminding himself of the past. He sometimes peaks into classrooms and watches at these children are trained in combat. He sometimes idolizes them for their youth and their friendship.
As their ship raced toward enemy lines, he can only hope that he lives long enough to fight again, and die again.
Things to consider:
- He is a lean man, but emotional abuse makes him look exhausted.
- He feels guilty about being a survivor.
- His left (replaced) arm is exposed and bionic.
- He is always seen with a broom.
- His pride is his medal of honor, and always pinned above his heart.
- He wears a crew uniform.
- He is alienated from the crew and children.