Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm no Chris Hale, but...


My Manga-style impressionistic artwork for Countdown to Armageddon, mainly the bits of Logopolis. The Master is holding the masks he wears in the story, plus his official Time Lord robes, to give something unique to the story. Well, to try...


This is my original idea for the artwork, in a YOA style...


This is the page where I tried to draw Dara as she had been sold to me - a companion I didn't actively despise. I eventually came up with the twelve-year-old version in overalls and T-shirt, which not only looks asthetically pleasing but as a young girl she can get away with the stupidity of the twenty-year-old character on the audios. Played by someone much older. I was trying to get that 'bored at being left out' expression right for simply ages. I like Manga Dara a lot more than the real thing...


My artwork trying to work out a look for Mark Triyad. At one point I went for a Sam Tyler angle, to reflect his status as a beacon of sanity, which lead to the Philip Glenister Master... which was a whole new space. Then I tried a Brock-from-Pokemon look which didn't work, along with outline sketches for above and below...


My artwork for the very first Jeffrey Coburn story, Apollyon as Mark and Dara realize who is who. See the subtle clues such as the Doctor weilding the tissue compression eliminator and the Master not wearing his gloves. Dara of course keeps the old Doctor's scarf - it's the kind of stupid thing she'd do, yet this version seems endearing in that she probably thinks she's helping. I'm also pleased with the Master/Doctor's contemptous expression to the interlopers, trying to capture Coburn's almost John Simms cruel villainy...

10 comments:

Miles said...

Unfortunatly, Dara looks exactly like Auska from Evangelion... now SHE was annoying!

Err... I'm going to go back to the Starship Trooper video now...

Youth of Australia said...

Unfortunatly, Dara looks exactly like Auska from Evangelion...
Ow. Never even seen that...

now SHE was annoying!
Maybe the universe is sending me some kind of message?

Err... I'm going to go back to the Starship Trooper video now...
...yeah, why not. I need another blonde fix.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Man, that Armageddon cover is awesome. Slickest work I've seen from you, I'd say - don't know if that means you're improving or if I haven't seen your best stuff but, wow. I'm generally not big on manga but looks great.

Youth of Australia said...

Well, most of the stuff you see is free hand, off the top of my head and trying to upstage Chris. COA went through a dozen versions, and there are plenty I haven't put up.

Still, glad you like it.

Chris Hale said...

Kickarse dude :D Your work improves everytime I see it.

As for the Auska reference here This is about the only pic I can find of her where she's got her clothes on. That's quite depressing when you think about it.

Please don't stop with the cartooning, we wanna see more. Keep on pushing yourself dude :D

Lighthope said...

I quite liked the artwork. Good interpretation of Dara.

And yes, I can't wait for Starship Troopers 3 to come out, either.

Lighthope

Youth of Australia said...

Thanks for the feedback, Tom. A wicked cold has prevented me from putting up more artwork, though it does exist.

And Miles wasn't referring to any sci-fi flicks with giant bugs when he talks about "Starship Trooper" video. What we are referring to is far more disturbing...

Youth of Australia said...

Aw, hell, Chris, I didn't reply to you! Stupid blogger! Thanks for the kind words. And in return you can keep the blackmail confession you forced me to record less Grant do his Irish Convict joke...

Chamber said...

Hello. Big fan of the DWADs and there's a new artwork section opening up. And, far be it from me to sound too sychophantic, but that rocks. I don't suppose we could upload it there, could we? You'd get credited and everything.

PS - you should have done a signature or something in the images anyway.

Arco C.

Youth of Australia said...

This is what they invented the phrase "goodness gracious me" for. I had completely forgotten about that. Rather good, isn't it? Feel free to put it up on the Audio Drama site, under the name Youth of Australia if at all possible. You have my blessings and all that. Apollyon can go up as well, and I've still got Empire of the Daleks somewhere. Thanks for the interest, you have stoked my ego well. I probably should do some more, shouldn't I? Fiction Hypothesis would be a good bet, but the trouble is finding the time, I've just been commissioned (sans any kind of cash payment) to do a drawing for a local fanzine where the Master kidnaps K9. Maybe that could go up too? Or am I being pushy?

Thanks for bothering to comment on the blog. Thousands wouldn't.

Lots of love, ECC