(Sorry for the wait, I had a long day today and I just watched a movie I didn’t exactly plan on seeing ANYWAY)
Here’s a little bit about my process:
Before I draw anything that isn’t practice, I have to write about it. The more I write about it, the more a potential design gets fleshed out in my head. When I’m comfortable with what I have, I leave that document alone for a few months while I work on other ideas. It’s not exactly part of the process to strictly leave them for a few months, it just… sorta happens, ‘cause I have so many other things to write about.
Anyway, those documents are technically done at that point, but being the person that I am, I just HAVE to rework the idea when I look at it a few months later. Think of my current reformatting and rewriting as just another draft. I’m not just cleaning it up; I’m also expanding on everything and giving a lot of my old ideas more depth or detail and all that. I just like going over things I have done to see if it’s what I want.
That’s why I rarely ever have a final design for you to see – I don’t want you to see a version of something that might not even be close to what its final design is going to look like. It’s true that it only takes me 3-5 hours to get something drawn and colored, but that’s not the only factor to consider. For example, I regret showing you the Chiropteran and Dragon so early, and I especially regret showing you guys the humans, but I showed them to you anyway because I know you needed proof that I was doing something. (I don’t regret it because I think the art is bad, I actually still like the old art. Nah, I regret it because they all look different now.)
Anyway, here are some of the drawings I kept or am working on:
I admittedly don’t start a lot of Xeno or Predator pieces these days (and have kept absolutely no Predator pieces since December), I’m not gonna make up any excuses for that. The writing for those two species has been going strong, though.