I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now
and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.
So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)
I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my "Knick" project a while back.
This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a "cut-away" view of the hospital:
...and an idea to have "superimposed" images:
The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:
Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...
I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:
They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,
and they sent me this sketch:
...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:
...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:
Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:
This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:
After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to "loose the baby."
This is the final 20" x 30" inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:
Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:
There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.
I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.
So that's pretty cool.