Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Creating A New Character

A character I’ve been working on for an illustrated publication I’ve had on the back burner for some time and based on an old photograph I came across once. The original, although perfectly innocent and depicted in an everyday medical setting, I found had possible sinister overtones, certainly enough to have triggered my imagination into action. It was the syringe, but also somehow in combination with the woman’s expression - it was / is something I found / find difficult to put a finger on let alone put into words.  

I’m not quite sure I have been entirely successful in capturing that whatever-it-is - and I think I may have made her too broad in the beam. But I think it has got SOMETHING going for her, even if it does need a little more work. She won’t be depicted in isolation, as here, in the finished work of course - but to say any more would be to risk giving too much away! 

All I can say right now is that in the completed background pic when I've tried her in it (in this form, but a little narrower in the hip) she looks a lot better for some reason the dress not so blurred, nevertheless, please let me know what you think.

And another thing: It appears the links I placed within my last posting I'd messed up and thus in a few minutes I'm going to remedy that and so you should all be able to find my Tumblr blog alternative, ready for the fateful day I get shut down on super-puritanical Tumbrl. And at some point I'll post a link in the right hand sidebar too - but I've been a bit busy of late, so please cut me a little slack folks!


Roberta said...

Love the uniform. Looks quite uncomfortable. Polyester?

Toyntanen said...

This was the so-called 'National' and was viscose or (possibly - although I may be wrong) polyester / viscose mix