Screencap of a drawing i’m working on that is a bit of a reprise and ‘further along the spiral’ drawing of ‘broken’ miho (why am i doing this? himitsu-desu :P) It’s actually really hard to come up with a pose sometimes, a snapshot of movement, a static moment… I’m not really one for doing poses just because they look good, i sort of like there to be reasons why a character is doing what they are doing. In the case of Miho, especially in this metaphorically loaded kind of image, trying to get to something profound isn’t easy at all.
I’m not there quite yet with this drawing, but it feels like it’s somewhere along that path - these kinds of drawings are as much about discovery of something as they are about making a visually interesting image. The tentative titling of this will be something along the lines of “failed:saved” exploring the idea being more (or less?) broken as things wear on her and things become more complicated. the straps and harness parts (my research into climbing harnesses for the ‘scatterings’ story coming in handy) was not actually something i planned. Also, the EGL/Perkigoth sort of wardrobe Miho i usually put Miho in for these just seems too static and unchanged for what i’m trying to get at (whatever that is).
Anyways, it’s interesting enough, and needs a lot of fixing, but a good step along the path for the next round of fiddling. I might turn back to it tomorrow and not see anything and have to start with a different idea. It’s all part of the process (a very flawed process, but even cows with paintbrushes can make interesting images sometimes)
October 02, 2012, 11:30am Comments