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Erik's Face

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 22, 2015, 4:07 PM
Hey all, long time no update! 

Sorry, had to finish up a freelance project :) Work comes first! 

But anyhow, I'm back on JE and things are coming along nicely with scripting and's just Erik's face that's throwing me for a bit of a loop. Because, well, it has to be perfect. 

The most recent iteration of his death's head ( Comedy Behind the Tragedy ) I'm really's easy to manipulate and I think has a lot of expression. My favourite design I've gotten for him so far by far. 

However, he still looks too "human" I think...since my point is to not romanticise the story, I don't want to stray away from making him look ghoulish. 

With that in mind, I took to my first edition to take a look at his actual design, since I'm trying to keep as close to them (for all the characters) as possible: 
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All things considered, I'm getting pretty close...except if you notice, in the original novel is mouth is also hollowed in. Now I've tried this design and I just can't get the expression and manipulation I need to get his emotions across....I'm very torn. 

SO~ My question for you all is: Is it worth it to sacrifice a bit of his ghoulishness in order to get proper expression? Or is it better to sacrifice the manipulation of his facemeats to stay closer to his actual appearance? 


Well, in other news, I'm also working on a little "teaser" for the project that's uncharacteristically humourous...hopefully that'll be up sometime this weekend or early next week. 

As always, in-put is much appreciated, and til next time:



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Kelli Ann Little
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Hey all! I'm a freelance illustrator and comic colourist, specialising in character design and "making creepy things cute".

I'm always looking for new projects, so if you'd like to chat about something you've been working on, don't hesitate to contact me!



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MissFeatherZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
NiemandsHeld Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Thank you for the fav! :33
TadpoleKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
do you still plan on doing the Just, Erik animation? 
catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi! Unfortunately after getting a few attacks for apparently not the first one with the idea of a phantom animation, I'm tabling that part of the project for now. 
I am however planning on releasing my script as a graphic novel or web comic...I should start getting that up soon! :D 
catazarch Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for the visit :3
catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, thanks! :D 
catazarch Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
you are welcome :3
feel free to watch me too if you like my works!
JL-Miller Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!! :D 
DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday and many more!!
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