3/18/2010

thumbnails for Seasons

So about a week ago I messed around with a cool online drawing tool and came up with some loose thumbnails for a set of illustrations that I have been thinking about for some time now, inspired by Alphonse Mucha drawings.

Here are the more developed thumbnails from the original loose first drafts. I plan to take these to a larger size, figure out the details and then paint them in watercolor. (I think...)
One of the goals in the next step is to make sure the four seasons look like the same person. I also feel the faces and bodies are slightly too on the cartoon side; I would prefer them to look more realistic, even though these are clearly fantasy. The other goal I have is to flesh out the details in the branches and flowers, and also tighten up the borders so they are all about the same size and loosely rectangular in shape. I'll post the next steps when I finish them...if I ever have the time between work and errands and chaos!





I also might consider covering the bodies in tattoos. My intent, with perhaps the exception of "Summer" is NOT to express sexiness, rather express something more impish and spirit like. I might mess around some more and see if I can come up with alternative versions of these thumbnails, after seeing them up there on the big computer screen.

1 comment:

Bill Robinson said...

These are pretty cool! Almost have a sort of Mucha/Froud quality to em. Want to see em in color. :D