Friday, November 16, 2007

Drawing for hire


This is an example of drawing for commission. The client asked for a drawing of a character from a popular movie. He sent me web links of movie clips to use as reference. First I draw from the movie to get familiar with the character, just rough sketches copied right from the scenes using the magic of freeze frame.

10 comments:

Jose said...

good series of posts lately.

that final drawings post, with color? that second one is tellingg me something really familiar in its style & color. i want to say frazetta...? but not sure. it's something.

great stuff. the background stuff's been interesting also.

Jim Smith said...

Jose, Frazetta is good enough for me. Thanks.

Sphyzex_9 said...

Who is it? Angelina Jolie?

Sphyzex_9 said...

*sees post below*

Ah it's the girl from Kill Bill. Very awesome job!

Arschblog said...

I like how you drew her! The shape of her face and the eyes are very interesting!=)

Clinton said...

thanks for sharing, Jim!

Chloe Cumming said...

I always enjoy your posts. And learning a thing or two about drawing too.

CaveMatt said...

Hey Jim, can I get your opinion on some caricatures I just posted? I'd really appreciate your feedback.

http://lousyscribbler.blogspot.com/

Jim Smith said...

Matt: I tried to comment on your blog but it wouldn't take. What am I doing wrong? You caricature drawings are nice - the resemblance needs work. For Bronson his skin should look like someone is pulling it back from behind. The nose is round and short , the eyebrows are sparse and the upper lip is wide and thick with a small round opening in the middle. Look at photos from different angles and lighting. Make the face before drawing it.

CaveMatt said...

Hey Jim, thanks for the tips! Not sure why the comment didn't take. Anyway, posted a revision of Bronson done over the old drawing but using a shot from one of the Death Wish flicks for reference while revising. Thanks again!