Building a city…
A few days ago I was idly doodling, probably while I was supposed to be doing something else, and I ended up with the beginnings of a medieval town. I worked on it for a couple more hours, and was pretty pleased. It’s wonky as hell, but it’s interesting I think.
So I liked this, but it really was a bit slap-dash. So I decided to have another go at it, taking a bit more care and time. Over the next few days the drawing progressed…
I think it manages to keep the same feel as the first sketch, but it’s better balanced and more considered. I think maybe an extra layer of buildings could have worked, maybe next time.
The last thing I did was to have a go at colouring it. I’ve never used photoshop to colour one of my sketches before, so this was a bit hit and miss. I’m sure I went about it in an entirely inefficient way, but the result was OK. I like the colour palette, I’d like to get more texture into the next one though.
So that’s The City & The Castle complete.
That’s stunning! Can’t believe that’s just you doodling!! keep going.
Thanks Sophie, that’s really very kind. I’m just getting back into drawing regularly, so the blog will be where I throw everything. It’s a way to spur me on to do more.
Thanks Mark, glad you like it!
Hi! I just left a comment on reddit about a documentary I’m working on. Would love to talk to you about doing some artwork. This piece is brilliant! Email me at email@example.com. Cheers! Ryan
Hi Ryan, sounds great. I’ll be in touch in the morning (it’s nearly 1am here!).
Great, I look forward to it!
Good work! Reminds me of the art of Mike Mignola in Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.
This is wonderful, I wish you could post a video showing you draw. Seeing shapes emerge is sometimes even more exciting than seeing the end result.
Not sure I can be compared to Mike Mignola, but I’m really glad you like my work. Thanks for the comment.
I’ll bear that in mind for future work – I really enjoy watching those kind of videos too.
I enjoy all the marks you made to give each building a personality of its own.