Friday, December 09, 2005

Reworking old work

A long, long time ago...

Back when I first started working in the art department at The Gazette, eight or so years ago, and had my hands on a Macintosh and Photoshop for the first time since college I did a wee drawing just to see if I could draw using the mouse. This was the result:



I decided at that point that, no, I can't really draw with a mouse. Not really. That's why I asked for a Wacom tablet for Christmas two years ago. I'm finally getting around to actually drawing with it, as you've seen from my last few posts.

While browsing through my online archive of stuff I've drawn, looking to flesh out my Style Portfolio set at flickr, I stumbled across this drawing once again and decided to redraw it. I've always liked the creepy look of the guy and wanted to finally do him justice. Here's the result (click pic for larger version):



So, what do you think? Better? Overworked? Let me know.

7 comments:

Heather said...

I like it. He's suffiently creepy.

el sid said...

first of all the nice answer: i like it. second of all the snooty critque: i like the second one better but there's something i prefer in the cartoony quality of the first one that i think you lost in the second one. i don't know if that made sense, or if it was even really snooty, but there you are.

Hooch said...

hmmmm. boiled eggs for breakfast, I think.

boo said...

I love the second one... the only thing i don't much like... is the eyes... but then i don't like the eyes... of the first one... but i love the detail of the jumper... and the cork stopper... all good...

boo said...

oh and i love the claw hand...

Andy K said...

Yes, #2 is obviously better. And I am overworked...thanks for noticing.

Derek Knight said...

Heh...Boo said that he's wearing a "jumper"

"fits hunchbacks ages 90-120"

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."