Despite promising to "...post more tracks over the coming weeks..." it's been over 3 months since my last blogpost. The reason behind this inactivity has been the decision to go back to the drawing board with the Drunk Beatles project. I was brimming with the enthusiasm of posting two finished pieces over the Christmas holiday when I started drawing track two, but I was very unhappy with the results. It was just dull and lifeless and lacked that spark of spontaneity that had inhabited the original concept sketches. So since then I've gone back and redesigned the characters and overhauled the composition of the "tracks" and I'm relatively happy with the results. Below are just a sample of some of the 'new' concept sketches. Hopefully, I'll now be able to attack the finished artwork when my free time allows and post the results here with an improved regularity.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
It's been a long and winding road since I posted the first concept work back in May of 2012. I've since abandoned the decision to produce the series as vector artwork and have re-worked the composition of each track several times. After experimenting with various pens and paper stocks I'm finally happy with the look of my linework and have started to put together the finished artwork. I'll be posting more tracks over the coming weeks with the goal to produce a couple of mini-comics sometime in the summer.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
A Yuletide greeting from The Drunk Beatles.
A very merry Christmas to all the readers of the Between Clark and Hilldale. I've got a few projects on the boil at the moment which are planned see the light of day in 2013. I'll be posting my progress over the next few months which will include a lot more from these guys. Have a good one.