Weekly Sketch: Sam Draper

Sam Draper. Ex-Imperial Shadow Commander. Gone AWOL, year 430. Wanted by the Imperial Navy for suspicion of theft, fraud, and piracy. Considered untrustworthy and potentially dangerous. [Edit: If they only knew.] Bounty: 1,200 Jons.


I liked this sketch better before I colored it. The green in particular was a mistake, I think. Oh well. How else am I gonna learn, right?

Once again, you are all witnesses of shattered misconceptions. Last week, I said I wasn't sure about using references for faces. My reasoning was, if I was going to draw somebody from my imagination, I didn't want that somebody to look like any existing person.

But you know what? I'm not that good an artist. It takes me a long, long time to get a Specific Person's face looking just like that Person. However, it takes far less time to draw a face that looks only kinda like them.

Case in point: Whose face is/was this? If you get it right, I'll draw whatever you want. (Note: If you say, "It's Sam's face!" you win my appreciation, but not the prize.)

Oh, also, I'm thinking this feature (if you'll let me call it that) needs a name. Something like Weekly Sketch or Sketch-o-rama, but not quite as lame. Any ideas?

Also also: super secret bonus sketch, hidden behind sloppy Photoshop editing in the upper-left hand corner above Sam's head. I was trying to see if I could still draw a certain favorite cartoon character after a decade of not having done so. Answer: mostly.

5 comments:

Adam Heine said...

Yeah, I still don't like this one. But I'm committed to uploading what I draw, good or not.

sraasch said...

The AMAZING blue eyes make me think this is Vincent Regan? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0716490/

I feel I'm wrong. Hence the link in case you have no idea who he is, or you decide you really did channel him and didn't even realize it. Yeah.

Bane of Anubis said...

The lower face reminds me of Ahnuld... the upper reminds me of Obama... no idea why... Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up dude...faces are hard to do. I'll post some sketches some time. God Bless you and your family. BTW, Susan and I are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. : )

Adam Heine said...

"The AMAZING blue eyes make me think this is Vincent Regan?"

Thanks, Sara. At least I got that much right :-) The blue eyes, however, belong to Sam. The reference picture had hazel eyes, I think.

And thanks for the link. I do know Vincent, but didn't realize it.