This week’s post is a visual of the age old saying, “don’t bite off more than you can chew.” I wanted to do a drawing of the cast from the show Community in their first season Halloween costumes. My plan was to draw them all individually and then scan, color and join them in photoshop. As you can see only part of that happened.
The difficulties arose when I started to draw the cast members and couldn’t get any resemblance. So I tried again and then came the challenge of the blend of real and cartoon. I didn’t want this to be serious studies of portraiture I wanted it to be fun. After drawing the characters many times until I got something satisfactory for each I put them together and then ran out of time to color them. It turns out that doing the drawings separately meant a lot more scanning and color correction than I expected and a much larger file size (so everything goes slower).
In the end I still want to color them, but I think some of the characters came out fun to look at and I did make the deadline of getting something posted on Monday, just a bit late.
I also thought you might like a look at one of the sketches that I did get colored. It’s looser than the drawings above, but I think it captures the spirit.
Jeff doesn’t look like Jeff!
I love the ensemble shot. There’s a lot of potential for re-visitation too, should you ever get the itch.