Friday, August 6, 2010
Nothing fancy this time - although I tried to get the idea of a loose, badly fitting leisure suit into the picture. This guy is a concoction of all the standard mobster clichés you can think of, with a bitchin' mustache to boot.
Click to see the whole image including preliminary sketch and lineart!
Yes, this guy would probably be Keyser Söze - if he existed, that is.
Anyway, I wanted to try some folds and drapes for once, so a loose and gaudy suit would probably do the trick. Photo reference was used - Gary Oldman in "The Professional", in case you weren't aware (and shame on you!).
This is the embarrassing first attempt at a sketch, without the slightest idea of form and dynamics. With the base sucking so hard, I abandoned the whole idea of realism like a champ and went with the usual silly comic style. Ah well.
The final shading is half based on the pencil shadows I left in on purpose, with one additional light source added, some slight shadows added digitally (especially to reduce the stark contrast on the folds) and a big ol' gradient thrown over the whole figure.
I really need to do some nice background next time.
Hope you like it!