Art vs Artist
I am all the monsters, one way or another.
Speaking of reference, here are some of the images that went into the above monsters. Some of these you may have seen and at least one has never been shared. I did omit one reference image, but I don't think the over all selection is diminished for it. I find that physically getting into the shoes, or claws, of the character through photo reference really helps me channel the character and get my head around the illustration I am beginning to work on. Acting out the character helps resolve many potential problems as well as leading to many unexpected ideas that working on paper just does not bring. Not to mention all the invaluable reference that the photos provide.
Reference vs Monster
Photos by Achsa Nute
That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...
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