Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Goblin Prance

This is a sketch I did a while back for Bert's art auction: Pat ended up buying it for about thirty bucks. In one hand I was flattered that Pat bought it, but I was secretly curious to see how much a stranger would pay for it.

This is one of those sketches where I had fun looking at when it was completed, just because it's so silly and I think it's only really crystal clear to me what's going on. The idea is that this fat goblin is prancing in celebration with a fainted damsel in distress, as a knight looks upon this unsavory sight in outrage.

I'm not really a fan of spending too much time re-working an image, since I tend to get frustrated and eventually give up. I've found that it's better for me to have fun with the process and be excited about the end product, and if people have suggestions afterwards, you can learn from that and apply it to the next drawing. I wouldn't recommend this philosophy to everyone, but I just know I get deflated easily.

With that said, I'm open to any comments about whether this image was clear to you or not, or what you thought was going on. I always love to hear the specifics of what I did right, followed by suggestions on how it could be better.

Thanks!