Just testing out a new style for another project I’m working on. Messing around with lines and trying to get things to look a little more realistic with as few lines as possible. Not that I’m planning on going realistic, just more realistic than my NPW work. Ideas aren’t completely solid yet on this project but I’ll be posting up things as they develop.
Here are the Digital pencils for page 2. I’m really happy with how the first six panels turned out.
For this sequence I wanted to recreate the action and motion of a wrestling move called a Springboard Hurricanrana. The original idea I’d sketched out in the thumbnails didn’t really work since three panels weren’t enough to get the action and movement I wanted.
The video is some of the reference I used for this sequence. Exaggerating the movements really helped get the look I was going for and making the panels more kinetic looking added to the overall action.
In the non-actiony panels, I tried to think of the most dramatic way to draw tagging in your partner. I might be the anime overload I’ve been on lately but the forced perspective seemed to work just fine.
I’m really happy with the way the page turned out despite some small headaches it gave me at the beginning.
Keep an eye out for the Inks of the page. I’ll be posting those later this week.
Quick warm up sketch of Rin from Blue Exorcist. One of my favorite animes. Tried out some new line techniques and coloring techniques with this one. I am hoping to eventually doing a more finished piece.