This one’s a bit more polished than I had originally planned it to be, but the drawing took off, so I went with it. I’m happy to present, in case you don’t recognize him, Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood… as a baby.
I had this idea yesterday while out on a walk, and the true success is that I even did it. I thought it was a fun idea, and I began to convince myself that I should wait to do it later… “when I’m better.” I stood my ground, though, and regardless of whether or not my skill-level on this little picture matches what I saw in my head (of course it doesn’t), I went through with it, and I’m glad to be able to share it.
I went light on the shading and coloring detail, because I didn’t want to turn this into a massive project, but maybe I’ll return to it in the future and really spruce it up. It works for me, though, and the point of this whole endeavor is just pushing myself to practice.
In the original sketch and line-drawing, the bowling pin had a band across the neck, to color in red, but when I did a reference check, I realized the pins in the movie are non-descript, so that’s why it is here, too.
P.S. – After the original sketch (all I’d planned to do, at first) I did a quick search online for tips on line-art in Photoshop (just to stir up some ideas), and I found the doubling-in-size idea from HERE useful. My lines aren’t anywhere near as graceful as theirs, but it’s something to aim for :).
P.P.S – While searching for my reference shots, I came across this, and thought it was fantastic… as is the rest of this fella’s work.