Thanks for the nice comments everyone! My posting has been very sporadic so I appreciate anyone taking the time to stop by and say a few words - thanks!
I have a good excuse though - a little game called GTA came out not too long ago and basically jammed up my whole creative flow. It's a welcome jam up though. And by "jam up" I do mean "jam up". Like cars turned into 2 ton coffins-on-wheels type jam ups :)
But I found some time over a long weekend to tighten up my Deathproof image and test out the printer. Maybe a little later I'll break down and post a few of the color choices I'm trying to decide on.
Here's a little "evolution" of Lee's mug:
She was the second hardest for me with Zoe taking the crown. I'll tell ya, putting this little image together didn't actually make me feel good. I'm happy with the final version, but looking back I feel like I can't draw at all. It takes a lot of re-working and decision making. My brain almost thinks exclusively in 2D. I'm not thinking about the form or volume of her head, I'm thinking about lines and how a farther eye should look like this and slide the mouth around on her face til it feels right. It's all just pieces and lines and weird shapes I hum and haw about until I'm happy. Ah, I guess I can't be too hard on myself - Abernathy came out great on the first go. It's all about process baby. Just weird to see horrible drawings lined up that don't seem to get any better. I wonder if I rely on the computer to a fault...
In general, I wanted something clean with some style and as I got closer I started to second guess myself. I just felt like it's too simple. There's not enough shading or texture or I should rough it up some how. Would anyone besides me appreciate the colors? Interesting mental conflict. Then I printed it out at 13" x 19" and wow it was clean and sharp. Kinda neat to see it bigger and bold. Makes more of a statement in some way. Like "I ain't afraid that this is completely flat fool!"
Jeez I talk a lot... I know, I know - shut up and make with the art right? :)