A break...

Mar. 2nd, 2012 03:39 pm
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I was hired to create the cover art for 2 books in a new series last month, which is part of the reason I haven't been able to work on all the projects that I want to right now. Since I've been doing all this drawing however, I decided to take some of that time to at least sketch out a picture that I've been wanting to do for months and months. The results are not letting me down. :)

(Pleas excuse the image size friends, but I couldn't bare to find just a preview slice for this)

Haven't cleaned it up yet for an inking, but the inspiration for the picture came from a scene in one of my fics where Hatter takes Alice swing dancing. :) Not sure what medium I'll use to color it in yet though...

Date: 2012-03-02 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sar-kaz-m.livejournal.com
That's an AWESOME image!!!!! WOOT!

Date: 2012-03-03 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laialda.livejournal.com
Isn't it though?!! I'm so excited about this picture, and I just want to work on it all the time until it's done. It has the promise of being just beautiful.

Date: 2012-03-03 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sar-kaz-m.livejournal.com
From a purely critique point of view -- Hatter's chin/profile might need some work, UNLESS he's meant to be biting his lower lip. OTOH, Alice's feet are PERFECTION, and I've taken ballroom dance classes, so I can tell you that for sure. Body position is excellent. It's very dynamic as well. I can't wait to see the final product.

Date: 2012-03-05 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laialda.livejournal.com
You know, i didn't even notice that about his smile until you pointed it out. >.< Fixed now. I did tweak her one foot a bit as the bottom of the shoe did not look quite right, but I'm very pleased with picture overall. I did use stock images to help with the pose as I've never taken ballroom dancing myself and would not like this nearly as much if I'd just made something up.

I did a few other minor tweaks and detail additions (including adding the very simple background) so if you have a moment, I'd love any additional critiques you may have before I ink the illustration. Final line illustration (http://pics.livejournal.com/laialda/pic/0000hry3). This piece is making me so happy that I'm not taking any risks of finding some annoying missed spot after I've inked it and have to live with the mistake. :P

Date: 2012-03-06 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sar-kaz-m.livejournal.com
Hm. The profile still seems to be a tad off for me. Not sure why... maybe I should go look at a whole bunch of Andrew-Lee Potts pictures, to be sure.... ;p

Date: 2012-03-02 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverlunarstar.livejournal.com
Lovely! Makes my heart go pitter-patter. I can't wait to see what the final draft will look like!

Date: 2012-03-03 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laialda.livejournal.com
Thanks! ^_^ It makes me smile every time I look at it.

My sister says I shouldn't give it the dance hall background that is in my fic, but I'm not making a decision until I sketch it out first. Hatter and Alice won't be changing from what you see here though. :)

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