Now that I’ve figured out how to draw Derrick, I can’t help myself. He had to match geo Salem.
So a few weeks back I had tried drawing Salem from my nanowrimo, but up until now I’ve never had much luck drawing Derrick. This was the last I had drawn of him:
Liked the outfit, didn’t like the face. So back to the Cintiq I went.
I started by looking at reference of Marko from Saga:
Then trying to draw Derrick based off his face shape. It didn’t go that great- I ended up not using the face shape at all and I somehow turned out with an anime Derrick who looks a lot like a cat?
So back to square one. I tried looking up John Smith from Pocahontas and doing a rough sketch of him first:
And then tried using parts of my first drawing and the John Smith drawing to re-draw Derrick:
And then colored him in, just to see what it would look like:
I’m happy with this drawing, as it actually looks like Derrick to me.
For reference, here’s his counterpart Salem from a while back:
The boys are off in Vegas, so I thought I’d try to be productive this weekend. Drawing counts, right?
So I went back to a few drawings I had done of my last Nanowrimo character, Salem. Colored in one (roughly), sketched a few hair and clothing options, decided what I had drawn months before worked. Then drew her in the geometric style I’ve been using for the past few works. Now I’m wondering what that style would look like animated…