Wednesday, May 02, 2012

We were given an assignment at the character design workshop to illustrate Scrooge, according to Dickens' description of him:  

"Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas."

Challenge accepted! I love, love LOVE A Christmas Carol and old men are stupidly fun to draw! I am waiting for some feedback on this pass, but I will be updating with a little more polish once I hear back. It's nice to be drawing for fun again.

Please be sure to check the Berkeley DGA tumblr to see the other submissions from folks who went to the lecture! My fingers are healed up enough to start stabbing again, so onward through the commissions I go. Time for another Appa.


Gillibean said...

Great assignment. Those old novels do give awesome descriptions of characters. I think youve nailed it with the first one!

Aly Fell said...

LOVELY sketches Steph!