I mentioned before that I'm working on both designing and creating a set of banners for an upcoming halloween party (although the party is actually several weeks after halloween). I've been sketching a few ideas for a little while, and today, with the aid of a few friends, I finally got started on actually making the banners. This is what's been done so far...
Eventually, there should be six completed banners. More would have been done, except the cloth took ages to dry after we stained/crumpled it. Also, sorry for the shoddy quality of the photo.
EDIT: If you're wondering, I'm well aware the skull looks nothing like a real human skull. An explanation is in the posts following.
That is the human skull in all it's glory, lol.
Now, if you compare your skull with this one here, you notice that:
1) you're missing part of the jaw, but I'm just going to say that's intentional (though you didn't exactly have to compare your banner to the picture to figure out it was missing the lower part of it's jaw, hahaha).
2)the eyes sockets are really, reeeeeaaaalllyyyyy small.
3) the nasal cavity doesn't look quite right
4) the teeth look pretty weird. Like they're not actually part of the skul, but someone had just come up to it and glued them on there. And, they're too far down on the skull.
May I ask how large this banner is? Because some of the designgs seem a little too small to really notice when passing by, or looking at it casually. Like some of the dots seem a little unnecessary.
Well, it's a good start though.
EDIT: Oh yeah, each banner is either 45cm x 180cm, or 45cm x 160cm. If I remeber correctly, two of them are 180cm long, and the other four, 160cm.
Maybe you should have mentioned in your first part that you weren't going for the actual skull look, because I can tell you now that the thing people here would have picked apart the most in your banner is:
If a topic is over 2 or 3 pages long I don't.
Well this isn't even over 2 pages. If it's 3 or more I scan the replies.
ANYWAY, back on topic! lol
Well, the next banner I have planned contains a human spine; I guess I'll try taking a more realistic approach this time.
But hey, that's just my opinion.
And overall, I think thicker, messier brush strokes would suit it alot better. So it looks like it's been applied in some fashion involving blood and a coarse brush or something along those lines, y'know? As it is, it just looks like a bunch of kids have scribbled over a bedsheet with a red marker pen Blacks and browns would also go nicely with the whole thing.
Oh, and maybe lay out some light guidelines in pencil or something, so you actually get it all aligned symmetrically and evenly, giving it a more "pentagramish" look. (Yeah... I can make up my owns words :P)
EDIT: Oh, and have fun at your necromancer party. Go raise some uh... walking dead or something :P
PS, I don't actually have any ritualistic beliefs or anything, I'm not even religious. These are just for decoration. :roll:
I understand you don't want them to be "neat" or "exact" as such, but there's a difference between "intentional messiness" and "12-year-old kid messiness" :P
Who here was it that had that Necromancer book thing going? Was it Buckwolfe? I can't remember who it was... but it was good stuff.
And yeah, I'm not great at drawing, I'll just have to keep practicing. If only I didn't procrastinate so much...
Seriously though, in present form it looks like something that would be on the wall of some satanist den in an Ed Wood movie. It borders on being cute.
At the very least you should reverse those colors; if the whole OOH CREEPY IDEA is that it's OMGZ BLOOD on there, it's not very scary if it's not even enough blood to fill a bic pen. It's like the fictional satanists' "evil rituals" involve giving an unsuspecting victim a series of wicked paper cuts and then harvesting their plasma with eyedroppers.
Use masking tape or masking fluid or something to mask out the shit you want to leave white, then go apeshit with the crimson, so it's like SHIT DAWG SOMEBODY LIQUIFIED A WHOLE FUCKING COW ON THIS BITCH. THAT'S SOME HARDCORE EVIL SHIT RIGHT THERE, HOMESLICE.
Agreed, but I still have to get the basis first. Plus I can't do much with a tiny bottle of ink.
Anyway, I had an attempt at the spine, and it didn't turn out too well...
Drawing on a strip of crumpled fabric with a broken fountain pen is hard. With a lot of work, maybe I can fix it up, but not right now.
EDIT: Ack, too many problems, not enough me fixing them. I'll keep working on them until I've made a decent amount of progress. G'night.
Awwww, you guys. I didn't think anybody actually remembered that.
Steam handle: Buckwolfe
That had some pretty awesome monster stuff in it, how can we forget? Are you still working on that btw?
Okay, I'll keep that in mind for the other banners, although I may as well finish the skull one off now that I've started it. I think I'll go with a more tribal design to finish it off...