Sunday, 23 October 2016

Technology

I'm particularly pleased with this one, for a number of reasons
- I've managed 3 Yvonnes and an Observing in one week, without spending excessive time, which is a level I'd like to maintain if possible.

- I'm particularly pleased with the joke. Maybe in a self-satisfied kind of way (no activity on Tapastic so far) but that's ok - I'm only in this to please myself.

- I feel that my drawing is becoming a bit more natural. I didn't spend excessive time, producing this whole thing in an hour or two (ok, it may show - parts could certainly be improved) but I want to be able to get good results without too much mucking about, not spending hours agonising over the details.

- I also feel my drawing is coming a little more easily. This time I traced nothing, just called up some reference pictures on one screen, while sketching on another. I couldn't find Batman at the right angle and used my little wooden mannequin and my own hands for the pose.





4 comments :

  1. Excellent..I wouldn't over think it...it captures the slog of today's tech drek. This would also work with a Dick Tracy strip. I don't expect you to know Tracy...many years ago..but ahead of its time.

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  2. I'd have liked to have seen you use some black on batman's cape, but it's well drawn in a very 'Observing' style.

    Marty's right, it's a little more Dick Tracy than batman, but I'd have done the same as you. Batman is much more identifiable these days.

    I have a similar watch inspired idea - hopefully it don't take long to draw it up.

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  3. It's a really good point, Batman's more known for mechanical gadgets, I don't know why I drew an electronic wrist-mounted device, I really didn't think much about it. I think I was trying to combine my own experience of building home-automation stuff (which tends to work perfectly when you test it and then not when you want to demonstrate it to a friend or actually use it in a real situation) with the observation that Batman's gadgets (vehicles, grappling hook guns, mobile phone radars) all work perfectly every time. I think I particularly had in mind that hijacked mobile network thing in Nolan's Dark Knight.

    I guess it would have been more in-keeping to put a recalcitrant net-launcher or something in there, but arguing with the safety-catch on one of those wouldn't have been as fun as what I've used.

    My biggest fan (and mother) made the funniest comment so far - a line I hadn't really connected with this scenario - "has he tried turning it off and back on again?"

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