April 12, 2011

Drawings 10, 11, and 12.

Bam! Corkscrew. It's one of the teaser drawings on the cover of the book, so I had a teensy bit of help. I just couldn't figure out how the arms attach to the body.

Aaaaand then there's the fire escape. In the first 11 pages of Google Images, there is not one fire pole and now that I really think of it I guess they are not at all the same thing. But for whatever reason - maybe the intensity of my *awesome* corkscrew - my heart began to palpitate as I thought of drawing dozens and dozens of stairs against a charming building covered in hundreds and hundreds of bricks and I desperately latched onto the idea that a person could simply slide down a pole in a fire situation and that would be that.

Moving on...
Question A. What is a plankton?
Question B. How the hell do you draw luminescence?

Answer A. Guess.
Answer B. You don't. You draw superhero jazz around it and use editing software to apply a color to the whole page.

I could be wrong about this (if so, it has *nothing* to do with shoddy research and I curse Google Images for not being a reliable source!) but there seems to be a variety of plankton. So I chose a picture of one kind of close to mine. Ok, mine looks a little....um, like a sperm. But it's also more cuddly-looking. Like you wouldn't immediately shriek and pee yourself if you found one on your leg one day at the beach. I'm actually fairly certain that my luminescent, cuddly, superhero sperm-plankton is what Sugarhill Gang wrote Rapper's Delight about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice plankton =)
I recently bought the book and plankton confuses me.

good luck with the book!