Keeping the flow of my “thin line” drawings with this devil-dude. The original palette being a red devil with a yellow background…but decided to switch it up because too many devils are red. This came from a combination of a story idea and finishing that new Night Stalker documentary. I love to just map out a character…then proceed to just chip away with details throughout the course of a few days. More to come I’m sure.
Daredevil has been my favorite superhero since the sixth grade. Ironically, I rarely draw him. That maybe because of his costume appearing so plain and never being able to make him look “right”. I’ve found that it’s best to draw Daredevil by barely drawing him at all. Focus on my shadows representing what you don’t see. And that’s what I did with this piece. I’m not a background guy, so I figured this was a good excuse to work on that.
Once I called it quits I decided to do a simple animation of Daredevil’s “Radar-sense” superpower as it’s been portrayed in the classic comics. I’m not thrilled with my drawing but I learned a little more about backgrounds , halftone patterns, and making your shadows do the detail work for you. When drawing difficult subjects, it’s best to tackle them just like Daredevil himself: Without fear!
I’ve been creatively drained for the past month. But all for the right reasons. I finally found myself drawing yesterday yet I simply wasn’t feeling it. But I stuck it out and turned a subpar drawing into a little looping animation. Throwing some glow and grain to give it an Aeon Flux/Akira feel and this is where I ended up.