Process: Don’t Blink

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Art, Portfolio
Process: Don’t Blink

I’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who recently. The Weeping Angels are the scariest bad guys on show. Mostly because of the jump scare — they move when you’re not looking and suddenly it’s right behind you. Freaks me out every time. So, of course, I had to make art about them!

Concept and Sketching:

The idea for the poster started in my sketchbook. The hands of a Weeping Angel, the pose, is identifiable to any Whovian. The other part of the idea was the phrase “Don’t blink!” (I’m getting the overwhelming urge to watch Blink as I’m writing this…such a nerd…).

The next step was working on the hands. Hands are notoriously difficult for many artists. I used found reference as well as my own. Using reference was important to get the proportions correct.

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Reference and Final Image:

Here’s the finished image and the reference I used while working on the poster. Just did a Google image search for the found reference. Painting a nebula turned out to be less successful than I hoped. So I found an image I could use (credit below and on the poster).

Nebula image credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler, J-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne, and C. Feron.

Get this poster for yourself over in my shop.

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