Over at our tutorial site, www.mawpro.com, I’m always talking about progression in your artwork. It’s time to show you guys what I mean. Here is some of my very first Jetta artwork right before we published for the first time. This is also during a time when I wasn’t quite sure what she was or how I was going to tackle the book. There are some things that I kept and a good deal of stuff I tossed out.
Take a second and look at where I started. Compare that to where I am as an artist now. See what things are similar, what things are completely different and what elements I kept. Then pull out some of your own old work and compare. How are you progressing?
This is when I started to firm up on Jetta costume. Yes, cleavage became a part of the character as well. I purposefully wanted to make her a voluptuous woman. That was in direct contrast to how she was drawn before. I sometimes wish that I had reduced her breast size at the beginning. I think that it stopped many from taking the book seriously after all. Oh well. Live and learn.
To see more EARLY artwork form the Jetta series check out www.mawpro.com. I breakdown why I did certain things in my art and other things I should have changed in hind sight. While you are there, check out our tutorials on penciling, inking, coloring, idea generation and more.
See you there!