Saturday, February 1, 2014
It's Saturday, so that means it's time for Week Five of my B&W Rex Morgan strips. By this point, I feel I'm starting to get comfortable drawing Rex himself, particularly in Monday's strip. I liked the image of him in the second panel so much, I used it as promo art when I announced I was going to be drawing the strip. There's still a little variance in his look in the later dailies here -- but the Rex in this Monday strip is my "on model" version from here on.
Drawing Buck has given me fits. Try as I might, I can't match Graham's character design -- so I've just gone my own way with the poor guy. Mostly, it's me with a few pounds added, curly hair and a hang-dog expression. Yes, I do pose for a lot of these figures -- well, the male ones -- I'm certainly the wrong body type to pose as Becka or June! A quick "Photo Booth" pic helps check drapery, pose, expression, etc., and I'm my most affordable, most available model. I just have to slim myself down and handsome myself up when I'm posing as Rex!
Posted by Terry Beatty at 2/01/2014 08:05:00 AM