Hey guys! Bea here, and I’m excited because it’s the month of Halloween!! *Throws hands up in air and screams*
October has to be, by far, my favorite month of the year. Why? Well it’s fall, which means I can layer up, everything is pumpkin flavored, I can eat stew and drink lattes, and bundle up with my dog when it’s cold, and there are wonderful things to look forward too, like, Halloween masquerades, and parties with board games and weird looking food– ANNND lets not forget– Inktober, for all the artists out there!
Don’t know what Inktober is? Well, it’s a time when artists all across the interwebs, draw daily sketches/drawings with pen and ink! Yep, good old traditional arts :). Lets just say, I’ve really been looking forward to this, but, as fate would have it, since the incident which landed me in Urgent care, and the healing process that followed, I’m a bit behind on works, BUT, I am glad to say, that after two weeks, I am in good health, I feel good, pain is gone, and my hands are busy, which means, I has arts to share!
All of the pieces I will be sharing today are commissions that are works in progress, that I intend to complete somewhere between this month, and early November. The sooner the better of course, so I’ve been busy 🙂
The first WIP is a rough sketch for a book cover I’m Illustrating for Ms. Adrienne Rutherford, which is a story about a burlesque woman set in the 1920’s
There will be some composition changes to make better use of how everything is spaced, but the general idea is there– as the woman gets ready for her show. A huge inspiration for a lot of art I do, especially if it’s burlesque, is Dita Von Teese who I can honestly say, is a true artist of seduction in a way that she can be sexy, but very classy. It’s not there yet, but when I move beyond the sketch phase, It is my hope that I can channel that in my work 🙂
The other Cover that I’ll be working on, is one that I showed before–
The author has requested some changes with this, one, to the title that I haven’t updated yet. Besides that, there’s not much I can say about the story since he’d rather it be more of a mystery for now.
As some of you may recall, not too long ago, I made myself available to take up to 3 commissions. I got a few emails, and among those, was Mr. Chiasson. His request, however, was a bit outside the specifications of the commissions, in that he requested 6 original character designs. I agreed to work with him, but with the understanding that it would take more than a week to complete. This commission is still in process, but with his permission, I’m able to share with you, what I have so far.
A lot of planning goes into character design, so, to start I like to determine the pose and overall silhouette of the characters. Because each one specified was so different and unique, I created this spread to get an idea of the characters scale, in comparison to each other, in addition to the basic silhouette.
Once that phase was complete, I used the silhouettes to create nude-line arts of each of the characters.
Right now, there’s only four because the other two are in progress, but these will all be clothed and colored, and as a bonus, since I’m documenting my steps, animated individual showing the progress from start to finish. Overall, I love character design and it’s been a really fun project so far, and challenging too!
Two other sketches, that are currently in progress are more drawings of kitty cats– one of them, being another kitty from Katzenworld
But as you all can see, I’ve got a full plate, and this isnt’ even including the work that’s under NDA at the moment. I don’t know if I’ll get to partake in inktober as much as I want, but I will try, even if it’s one ink drawing a week or something lol.
Thank you for all your support, it’s gonna be a busy month, but more arts coming soon!
Till next time, Enjoy 😀