Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rat Pirate Swordplay-001
Today I'm putting up imperfect work, warts and all. This is the first stab (pardon the pun) at a composition of two characters in the rat pirate universe having at it with swords. I wanted the smaller mouse-like character to be cool and have a classical fencing form. And I wanted the bigger rat pirate character to be more awkward and clumsy... maybe tripping over a barrel or backing back into a mast pole. There are some tangents where hands line up with tails in confusing ways that I want to correct. Also I need to get some better drawing pens. All I had this morning was a big sharpie and a smaller drafting pen.
I want to buy Mark McDonnell's book, "The Art and Feel of Making It Real". I've budgeted it to buy next month. It costs around 40 dollars but I feel it will be worth the price. I think I could benefit from reading it.