So classes have finished and I haven't really done anything since, apart from start watching Twin Peaks, so I figured I get drawing again. Amongst the piles of loose computer paper I found this:
I've been scared of these fuckers since that movie Communion came out.Though alien abduction and subsequent space rape is scary, what I find particularly unsettling is the idea of them watching me. Like if I looked out the window and there was one there, just looking at me. No expression. Not bothered that I've seen it. Ahhhhh shit!
Anyway, enough about my fragile psychological state. A grey, camped outside someone's house taking observational notes, seemed like a funny image so I redrew the alien, along with a back yard for it to observe from.
I scanned them both, cleaned them up and merged them. I also got rid of the plants because I couldn't be bothered with them. Leaves and shrubbery are tricky in that I can do them simply or detailed, that's it. I'm never happy with them.
After converting the outlines to colour I added in block colouring, as I do for Circle Jerk.
Then I added highlights and shadow. I avoided using black and white and used similar hues to the block colours, apart from a faint black filter over the whole thing.
I'm fairly happy with the shadows, but I think the line work in the original drawings is better. I'm going to try colouring this in a few different ways, next up is water colour. This is like therapy or something.
I painted the two line drawings separately then merged them in PS.
Pretty much like I did the outline in ink, which is what I'll do next. Maybe in black and white.