Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Not evil enough...






Well, here are some ideas of where we could go with the boy's evil master. I don't know how evil he is supposed to look. Sorry these are blurry--I'm using the small scanners in the library and my sketchbook is too big. Frankly, I think the evil master looks down-right friendly in some of these (oops). The two basic ideas I had were skinny and fat. Skinny makes the master look menacing and miserly (a la Cruella Devillle), while fat makes him look like he's rich and gluttonous. I guess it depends on which side of the character we want to play up. Personally, I like the idea of a fat evil master with small hands (that indicate his lack of real power, because of his moral flaws). Also how big should he be in comparison to the boy? Does he have lackeys? Let me know what you think and I'll hammer out some more ideas. Also let me know what you think about color scheme. I'm thinking luscious reds and purples=rich, but yellow-green does make for a good evil color too...

6 comments:

Jake said...

NO, they're not evil enough, but they are HOT. I really liked the brush style you're using and thought we could use the grandfatherly one in green (second one down) as a starting point for his Dad. Take a few years off and it'd be perfect. Have you read 'How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way?' It gives a few cheezy but excellent pointers on how to start designing a 'bad guy.' Check it out.

action007 said...

He looks really soft and gentlemanly to me. Maybe something more erratic? I don't know if you saw Kill Bill 2, but if you have, you know exactly what I'm thinking of...

- James

Jessica Fisher said...

If he is going to be fat, it would be hard to imagine him beating the kid. (He would probably pass out from exertion) He would probably need some lackeys to do it.

llharris said...

Heck yeah. HECK YEAH. Maybe not evil enough, but your style is right the freak on.

Jake said...

Red and Purple

Anthony Holden said...

I'm working up some new designs now--I'll post 'em when they're ready.