This is a preliminary character design. I've had a sort of an amorphous baddie in my mine for a while. I wanted him to be pretty strong and big, so you might draw some parallels to Clayface (Batman) or Plasmus (Teen Titans), though I drew him without reference to either. I was trying to show that this guy, though large, can move really fast, so fast that the outer layer of slime on him is pushed backwards rather than flowing downwards. I was torn between whether to make this guy more solid or to make him gooier. In the end I never really decided, but I went with the idea that even though all of his muscles are not solid and flow and stuff, they somehow keep in the right positions.
Physical Description of Movement: When he moves, he puts down the forward foot really hard; he can't help it, he's heavy. Not only does this splatter a heck of a lot around (hence the large splatter), it also makes the ground slippery, allowing him to slide forward (hence waves in front of his forward foot). The forward foot eventually comes to halt, causing some of the slime to roll forward in beads (thing of liquid spilling from a cup); this phenomenon can be seen from the back foot. When he pulls his back leg up, the slime stretches as he pulls most of it back off the ground. It's kind of a weird effect, but I hope you can see what I'm talking about. The slime also interacts with itself like water droplets on a windshield; this is somewhat conveyed in the splattering between the two steps.
[I've been drawing far too much serious stuff lately; time for a little fun ]
100 Pictures Challenge #62: Magic. Er, duh.
Long before Harry Potter started making his rounds, there was *another* bespectacled British boy with the potential to become the most powerful magician of this age - if he lived long enough to learn to harness his magical powers. His name was Timothy Hunter, and he was created by Neil Gaiman of Sandman and Stardust fame. Oh, and he also had an owl - only it was his yoyo, before Dr. Occult turned it into a bird.
[Oh, and before anyone bashes me: nobody's accusing Ms. Rowling of plagiarism. Mr. Gaiman himself stated that "the similarities were either coincidence, or drawn from the same fantasy archetypes. "I thought we were both just stealing from T.H. White", he said in an interview, "very straightforward."]
Just a personal tribute to one of my favourite Vertigo comics series (which seems to be highly under-appreciated here at dA -- !). I hear they're in the process of making a Books of Magic movie... but who knows when it'll hit the big screen.
If you're a stranger to the DC universe, the "Trenchcoat Brigade" consists of: The Phantom Stranger, John Constantine, Dr. Occult and Mister E. And yes, that's a slap mark on JC's face, courtesy of three stewardesses in Part II of the original miniseries.
If you would like to know more, please read:
The Books of Magic (miniseries): 1990-1991 The Books of Magic (series; #1-75): 1994-2000 The Names of Magic (miniseries; #1-5): 2001 Hunter: The Age of Magic (series; #1-25): 2001-2003 The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (series; #1-15): 2004-2005
Technical Note: The "noise" on the paper is actually ink spattered with a manual "hand-pumped" airbrush.
"A Freddy Decomposition (unfinished)", October, 2007. Digital Drawing in Photoshop.
Full view for the Robert Englund goodness.
This was the underdrawing for a digital painting I planned to do a while back. Unfortunately, far too many things came up in the meantime. I might attack it again one day, but more likely, I'll probably redraw it.
The Freddy Krueger you see here is based on the incarnation from "Wes Craven's New Nightmare", my personal favorite design, and a movie that I give props for trying something a little different with an established character.