Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sketchalicious: Scott Pilgrim Edition
Now here's something new I wanna try: Sketchalicious! It's where I take on a theme (or fandom, depending on how fannish I'm feeling) and do a bunch of sketches based around it.
After working away like a crazed slave for the last few months, I decided it was high time to draw something purely fun. What could be more fun than "Scott Pilgrim"? Fresh from a second reading of the entire comic series (seeing the movie fairly recently doesn't hurt one bit), I knew I wanted to tackle the characters in some shape or form.
Like my "Juno" inspired drawing, I tried to merge some of the facial features of the film actors with some elements of O'Malley's original characters and apply them all to my style. I must admit, most of these interpretations ended up being a little closer to the comics (mostly due to having the comics at my immediate reach) but the main goal was to capture the sheer essence of all the characters. Hopefully I succeeded in that respect.
I also included a few characters that didn't make it into the movie. They need more love. In case you're wondering where the League of Evil Exes are, I'm planning to give them their own Sketchalicious page.
Time for some quick 'n' dirty notes!
First Row, Left to Right
-Scott Pilgrim: I think I managed to capture a certain gawky, doofy nature in here. A bit closer to the books than Micheal Cera appearance-wise.
-Ramona Flowers: God, I hate it when my Copic markers explode on the paper. Old-ish Tria markers to the rescue! With that out of the way, it was a little tricky to decide which hairstyle to give Ramona. Longer turqoise (from the latter half of the series) won out.
-Wallace Wells: He's totally not wearing pants here. Sure, you can't see it but you can sense it.
Second Row, Left to Right
-Knives Chau: Aww, she turned out so adorable and perky! Gotta love the red highlights.
-Kim Pine: Probably one of my favorites here. Her hair ended up being more closer to orange than the red in the books but I think the expression is pretty accurate.
-Stephen Stills: If you couldn't tell already, I had to do a lot of "guess-work" with things like eye color. I think I managed to get Stephen's perenially tired, exhausted-from-playing-guitar-and-drowning-out-Julie's-bitchery look.
Third Row, Left to Right
-"Young" Niel Nordegraf: He looks so young. Probably the quickest and easiest one to draw out of everyone.
-Envy Adams: I prefered Envy as a redhead than as a blonde (I did take her movie earrings though). I'm really happy with how she turned out here, especially when it comes to her face.
-Julie Powers: Another one of my favorites to draw. The original sketch made her look a teeny bit too close to Envy for my liking (minus the "exotic billion dollar rock star look") so I changed her mouth a bit. Looks fine to me now.
Fourth Row, Left to Right
-Stacey Pilgrim: Scott's little sister! Well, at least I hope they look like they could be related.
-Lisa Miller: A character who didn't make it into the movie that I thought I'd give some time in the spotlight to. I kinda wish I had a much more "pale blonde" color to work with.
-Joseph: Like Lisa, he didn't appear in the movie but he amused me enough in the comics to get a spot here. This is where I had to do the most "guess-work" in terms of color. His beard just screamed Canadian lumberjack to me.