Thursday, May 07, 2009
090506 The Trout that turned thumbnail sketches
More ‘fantasy fishing’ sketches on last night’s train journey. I wondered how the hunted could turn the tables on the hunter. Using perhaps a very English cheese and pickle sandwich to entice the traditional fly-fisherman, the trout skilfully reels in an unsuspecting angler from his swim. With a tricky viewpoint to convey, I always employ the simple thumbnail sketch to sort out the options available. The first frame lacked dynamism, being side-on, the lower left lacked perspective energy, the top right was getting there, but was lacking something. The final lower right frame almost had it, but note that in the finished drawing, above, I’ve changed the angle of the angler ;) and by so doing I have enabled perspective to help me get his head bigger with the foreshortening and the emphasis is now on his face and sandwich, which is as good as it gets!